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Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:03 PM
kenwood kenwood is offline
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Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

Hi all, I am wondering if it is a good practice to change the image to 16 bit before editing, in the hope of preserving as many colors as possible.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:11 PM
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Re: Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

yes! you can test it: do the same corrections (go extreme!) on 8 bit image and on (the same but) converted to 16 bit. flatten then convert 16 bit back to 8 bit and look at the levels.

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Old 06-26-2008, 06:50 AM
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Re: Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

Then convert it to CMYK and print it on anything. It will look identical to 8 bit.

Looking at the levels is great for knowing the information is there, but what good does it do if you can't SEE it?
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Old 06-26-2008, 11:32 AM
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Re: Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

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go extreme!
......which is the only time that it makes any difference at all.

Otherwise you'll just eat up your memory and slow everything down.

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Old 06-26-2008, 12:35 PM
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Re: Change to 16bit when editing, will it help?

Best thing is to learn color management.
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