8 Bit or 16 bit , sRGB or Pro Photo

Started Sep 11, 2019 | Discussions thread
gscotten
gscotten Senior Member • Posts: 1,972
Re: 8 Bit or 16 bit , sRGB or Pro Photo
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bmoag wrote:

It should be obvious that you could easily test things for yourself to see if there is a reward or a penalty for printing in 16 bits, something one only sees in the OSX drivers.

Windows users can also use Canon's included 16 bit XPS driver, so this is not just of interest to OSX users. The XPS driver is not installed by default, but included.

I have tested both 8 and 16 bit printing, although perhaps not as rigorously as others in this thread.  Since I can detect no difference either in speed or image quality, I see no harm in using the 16 bit driver as my default driver just in case there is some benefit under some conditions.

I am curious as to why Canon would include both an 8 bit driver and a 16 bit driver if the printers don't actually use 16 bits. If it is just for marketing, why not just call the standard driver 16 bit?

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