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Old 09-28-2004, 07:29 AM
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16 or 8 bits?

Hi guys,
Was wondering if the pros in here use 16bit throughout their workflow?

Using 16bits really makes the file sizes huge. Not sure if the improvements are worthwhile.

Pls comment.thk you.
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:58 AM
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16 vs 8 bits

IMHO, 16 bits is very worth it, at least until you get the basic tweaking finished. Photoshop isn't set up to use 16-bit at every setting you might want to enjoy after these first steps. This is when I change the mode to 8 bit and play around some more. The colors are richer, and I believe more true, when 16-bit is employed first. I have less trouble with out of gamut warnings when I use the 16-bit format as well.

Just my 2-cents worth,
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Old 09-28-2004, 11:54 AM
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Here is a thread on this subject. It is not the first time it was discussed on this site, but it has some good points.

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