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Old Nov 27, 2005, 4:19 PM   #1
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i am scanning at 16 bit depth on nikon coolscan 5000
color negs/bw negs slides
i do not want to work on them after scanned at 16 bit depth
i would like to change them to 8 bit depth and save them and work on them
in Photoshop CS 2 afterwards when convenient for me. Saving at 16 gives me 120 MB files which i dont want to have to save.. i do need 50 MB 8 bit files for stock agencies.
1- Will changing them from 16 to 8 and then working on them in pshop affect quality? or should i be using the various submenus under adjustment to images while they are @ 16 bit depth not at 8 bit depth?
will it make a big difference working in pshop at 8 bit depth?

thanks a lot

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Old Nov 27, 2005, 8:01 PM   #2
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No doubt I would encourage you to use 16-bit as much as possible. Some filters, etc are only available in 8-bit, but 16-bit is obviously the best post processing option, especially if shooting in RAW also.
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