About wide vs. small gamuts, 8 vs. 16-bit &sRGB vs. Adobe'98

Started Apr 3, 2003 | Discussions thread
Jason Hutchinson Forum Pro • Posts: 12,177
until you edit it

David Barker wrote:

Most RAW-capable cameras seem to save 12 data bits (per colour
channel). That's why it's often recommended to work in 16 bit depth
(although 12 would be adequate, that's not on offer!).

It's worth noting that one of the points of the original post is that 12 bits would no longer be enough as soon as you applied (for instance) and S curve to the 12 bit RAW image in a 12 bit image editor. As a matter of fact simple bayer interpolation of a 12 bit image would likely create levels between the original 12 bits.


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