Re: 8 bit vs. 16 or more bit

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Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer wrote:
>
>>>> photographer moving from prosumer to professional (hopefully), I am
>>>> wondering about the quality differences between gimp and photoshop,
>>>> especially in the bit rate area.
>>>
>>> Photoshop wins right now
>>
>> But Darktable (http://darktable.sf.net/) runs on Mac, right?
>
> 1. Not the up to date version.
> 2. You don't get local editing.
>
>> If you're producing for screen/web at least, 8 bit vs 16 bit doesn't
>> matter for a static image in itself
>
> Oh, it does matter :) It's not about viewing, it's about rounding errors.

… which happen when you're editing. By "static image" I meant when
you're just viewing ;)

-Kevin

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