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Mark, --- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Download the images (they are ~80k each). Look at the original. > Notice how far > down in the shadows the lower portion of the image is. Now observe > the Johnson > grass in the lower right foreground on the 16 bit edited file > compared with the > 8 bit edited file. Draw you own conclusions. That is a really neat example. The difference between 8 bit and 16 bit is huge. Can you give some more detail about the manipulation that was done here. Personally, I would have selected the sky and the grass seperately. Then I would have applied different corrections for each selection and saved the image as *.psd, i.e. with the curve corrections. That way I do not change the origional image and can make as many changes to the curves/levels as I wish. I use this always with 8-bit after making major adjustments in 16-bit. If there is a better technique (and I am sure there is) please give us some more info. Thanks, Rob __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? LAUNCH - Your Yahoo! Music Experience http://launch.yahoo.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.