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[filmscanners] Re: Terminology

On 4/26/02 5:15 AM, "Simon Lamb" <simon@sclamb.com> wrote:

> When Silverfast says it is outputting a 48-bit RGB file, am I right in
> presuming this is the same as other scanning software stating they output a
> 16-bit RGB file?  Is Silverfast just multiplying the 16-bits by 3 for the R,
> G and B channels, and in effect 48-bit is the same as 16-bit?
> I also assume if the above is correct that sofware stating 24-bit output is
> the same as stating 8-bit output.


That would be 8 and 16 bits/channel so 8/16 bit for grayscale and 24/48 for
RGB. "16 bit RGB file" is not very precise but they mean 16 bits/RGB
channel. 8 bit output = 8 bits/channel.


Wayne Simpkins
The Univ of Memphis
Dept of Art


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