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You will note from the notes Preston guided you to that Dan Margulis believes there is no practical advantage to working with 16-bit files. Bruce Frasier takes an opposite position: http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/7627.html This issue has been debated many times in many forums - AFAIK no definitive answer has arisen. Maris ----- Original Message ----- From: "Preston Earle" <PEarle@triad.rr.com> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Saturday, March 02, 2002 3:21 PM Subject: Re: 8 verses 16 bit | "John Henry Galindo" <firstname.lastname@example.org> asked: "Will someone please tell me | the advantage(s) of working with 16 bit verses 8 bit files. Better yet, | is there an online tutorial?" | | There is considerable debate about the value of 16-bit files for | photographic images. You might check the notes on this subject from the | Applied Color Theory discussion group at | http://www.ledet.com/margulis/ACT_postings/ACT-8-bit-16-bit.html | | Theoretically, 16-bit color reduce banding when large color adjustments | in images are required, but from a practical point, any differences may | not be noticeable in finished images. | | Preston Earle | PEarle@triad.rr.com | | | - | Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate | subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.