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[filmscanners] RE: 8 bit versus 16



It really depends on if you are talking color or B&W.  For B&W, there is no
question, you need to use 16 bits for doing all but a minimum tonal curve
adjustment, but for color, for most applications you won't see any
difference using 8 bit data or 16 bit data.

Austin


> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of focus@adnc.com
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 6:02 PM
> To: austin@darkroom.com
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: 8 bit versus 16
>
>
> Yup, I'm in "category 1" too. If you're going to work on the
> image, 16-bit makes a huge
> difference--many operations, especially big curve or gamma
> adjustments, throw away bits.
> The goal is to still have 8 bits of information left when you're
> done. Starting at 8 bits
> that's pretty tough. But if you're not going to "work" the image,
> if you're going to make
> all your adjustments in the scanning program, then yes, 8 bits is plenty.
>
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