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[filmscanners] RE: keeping the 16bit scans

Hi Paul,

> My experience is that the extra bits
> don't contain any useful information unless the image needs some _major_
> curve tweaking. (On the other hand, if you scan B&W negs, you may
> find that
> them more finicky than color.)

Well, 8 bit color has 24 bits total, and 8 bit B&W has, well, 8 bits total.
Curve adjustments on 8 bit B&W don't have to be anything more than minor to
get posterization in my experience.



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