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> Here is a real world comparison for you. > > http://www.pbase.com/mark_kn/16bit_vs_8bit_editing > > The image was taken with a Canon D60 in RAW mode and converted to a 16 bit > TIF. > A duplicate was made and converted to 8 bit. > An equal amount of levels were applied to both images. > The files were then resized to 640x480 for speed of loading and saved as JPG > quality 10. > No other manipulation was performed. > > 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. > > Regards, > > Mark K. How many bits does the Canon D60 give you in RAW Mode to begin with? Thanks, Thomas - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.