8 bit vs. 16 bit

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thebbqguy
thebbqguy Regular Member • Posts: 143
8 bit vs. 16 bit

This may be a basic question, but I'm having difficulty finding a clear answer.

In black and white photos, what is the difference between 8 bit and 16 bit when the raw file is saved?

Is is more correct to think in terms of 8 x 3 (RGB) and 16 x 3 (RGB)?

When I search for images online with those characteristics I'm not sure I can clearly tell the difference. I'm trying to understand whether it is a significance I should be concerned with in digital images compared to printed images.

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