948 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2009 12:53 PM by Brian Cohen
16 bit holds a LOT more information. Not just twice as much: it's exponential.
8 bit = 256 levels per channel
9 bit = 512 levels per channel
So 16 bit = 16,384 levels per channel.
Wether or not it's always discernible, I'm not sure, but you will lose some "headroom".
I like to keep all that info, and Hard drives are pretty cheap these days so I bite the bullet.
I kind of knew/assumed this . It's just hard to swallow I have these 70M TIFF's all over my Aperture library! Was not as much an issue until I discovered the NIK plugins!
I'm trying to be selective about which images really need external plugin edits from NIK, but the tools are just so cool I want to use them on all images.