8 Bit or 16 bit , sRGB or Pro Photo

Started Sep 11, 2019 | Discussions thread
OP Ken60 Senior Member • Posts: 2,284
Re: 8 Bit or 16 bit , sRGB or Pro Photo

Sorry been a bit busy today......... Yes Rodney's Balls !

Simply in Adobe Photoshop colour settings there is a check box for dithering 8 bit images, and this is always checked.... so uncheck it to see the real 8 bit without PS trying to make it look more like 16 bit.

Now restart and open the test file , which you can open in 16 bit Prophoto and then duplicate. Now convert one to 8 bit and  select , window arrange 2 up , and fill your screen with enlarged view of either of the black and white balls .  As you zoom in you will see ( window arrange match all to keep even)  the more real 8 v 16 image.   Of course dithering is never 100% off , your screen might not be optimal , but its an idea that when we talk of 8 bit we often dither to mimic 16 bit.

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