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Old May 20, 2013, 11:16 AM   #1
Calicajun
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Default 8 Bit VS 16 Bit Processing

We always seem to be concern about getting the best image quality from each picture we shoot. Have read some good threads on how to take a shot, use the best lens, best camera, use a good tripod, lighting gear and even threads about which program to use for processing ones' shot. The one thing I haven't seen talked about or compared is a 8 bit vs 16 bit process file. Is there are difference between 8 to 16 bit files in image quality. If there is a difference between the two is it something that one can see in a 11x14 inch print? I ask because most PP programs and add on programs only do 8 bit, so what is the advantage if any to using 16 bit files over 8 bit files?

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Craig
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