I loaded up the project Charlie.tsp in the examples
directory. Pressed Ctrl-8 to put it into 8 bit color
mode. Ctrl-U to take a quick look at the palette.
Then I opened uo the palette manager and clicked "New":
130 colors... great, less than 256. I then clicked to
"Use palette for current tile set" and also use a default.
I chose File->Save Current Tile As... (while viewing
the first tile...a 3 fingered tree piece) and chose to
save as a 8 bit BMP file. I opened the file in Paint
Shop Pro and lo and behold, the image got butchered.
Now only 4 original colors remained and the palette
looks nothing like it did in Tile Studio.
The I chose File->Export Tiles and chose a 8 bit bmp
file. I opened it up in Paint Shop Pro and it ended up
being a 24 bit image. I saving it with any combination
of bits per pixel and it still created a 24 bit image.