Thanks, Michael, you assured me than my thoughts, while not correct in a
math sens, are on their own right way to let me understand how things work
and how to get the best profit for my results.
My initial question arised because:
1. After seeing so many times "RGB 48 bits", I had completly forgotten that
my scanner has a 32 bits limit.
2. Only a few days ago I felt the need to tune also in the scanning software
and not only in Photoshop. I was not understanding quite well the
differences between tuning the dynamic range or the white and black points.
Now I am getting much closer.
----- Original Message -----
From: "michael shaffer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, 28 October, 2001 6:32 AM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: About 12 or 16 bits
| Mário writes ...
| > English is not my native language and sometimes I
| > have problems with theexact meaning of the words.
| we all should learn to read between the lines :o)
| > Putting the question with an example:
| > step 0 (12 bits) = step 0 (16 bits)
| > step 2000 (12 bits) = step 32000 (16 bits)
| > step 2001 (12 bits) = step 32016 (16 bits)
| > step 4096 (12 bits) = step 65536 (16 bits)
| > Is this correct?
| Essentially. I couldn't confirm the exact equivelences (my math for
| 2000(12bit) is more like 25198(16bit) ... and of course there is no '4096'
| or '65536', rather 4095 becomes 65535.
| shAf :o)
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