In order to look at 12 bit grayscale images on a 24 bit RGB display, one has to interactively change the rendering brightness to see all areas.
There are “perceptionally uniform” color maps  that could be used to render such images statically. This would be useful in situations without interactivity, like reports or papers. Is there a way to use such a color map instead?
 like “viridis”, the new default colormap of Matplotlib 2.0