Started Nov 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
Scott Larson Veteran Member • Posts: 5,917
Re: 8-bit vs. 16-bit

Press Correspondent wrote:

One obvious example is pulling shadows. The 8-bit gamma encoding in JPG compresses the tonal range in shadows.

Yes, it compresses it into 8 bits so you don't have to pull the shadows -- they're already pulled. I shoot with a low contrast picture style and never lose any detail in the shadows.

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