Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Questions thread
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D Cox
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Re: Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"
In reply to bobn2, Jan 27, 2014

bobn2 wrote:

Not just B&W images in newspapers - essentially all printed images, including the output of inkjet and dye-sub printers. These devices cannot change the intensity of the dye/pigment, only the size of the blob deposited. So they are making an image with a large dynamic range using essentially a 1 bit output.

However, the dot size for half-tone is specified with a number of bits.

For other dithers it gets complicated, but there are still many bits involved.

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