Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"

Started Jan 25, 2014 | Questions thread
bobn2 Forum Pro • Posts: 58,589
Re: Dynamic range and RAW file "bit depth"

D Cox wrote:

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.

Many inkjet printers work on a fixed droplet size. Anyway, you can think of variable droplet just as subdividing the pixel, it's still either black or white.

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