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Indecent Exposure 65: Insights exhausted (podcast)

Back to basics about bit depth and the great whiteout contest.

Back to basics about bit depth and the great whiteout contest.


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Back to bit basics

Dear Lori and Matt,
I had a question come up this week at my internship and I suddenly realized how little I know about bit-depth. I've always been aware of 8, 16, and 32 bit color mode options [in Photoshop], but never really got a handle on the intricacies of them. I did a bit of research and came up with the potential problem of banding in 8 bit mode, but I was hoping you guys could expound upon any advantages and disadvantages there may be when working in the various bit levels.
Many thanks.... - Brian