What is the point of having 16 bit colour if a computer monitor can only display 8 bit colour? How d

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Scotius, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Scotius

    Scotius Guest

    Do publishers use highly advance monitors or
    super-knowledgeable graphics professionals who know how things will
    turn out even if they can't preview them?
     
    Scotius, Jul 12, 2010
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  2. "What is the point of having 16 bit colour if a computer monitor can only
    display 8 bit colour? How do you edit 16 bit colour when you can only see
    8 bit?"

    Precision - so that when you adjust the levels in the image, you still
    have more than enough bits.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Jul 12, 2010
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  3. Scotius

    Ofnuts Guest

    One of the reasons lies in the lack of computational accuracy during
    editing, that rears its ugly head as a the "combed histogram":

    http://www.photoreview.com.au/tips/editing/combed-histograms.aspx
     
    Ofnuts, Jul 12, 2010
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  4. Scotius

    Guest Guest

    go learn about additive and subtractive colour.
     
    Guest, Jul 13, 2010
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