What is the Difference Between 8-Bit and 16-Bit Color Depth Images?
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Running Time: 3 minutes
This Digital Fundamentals tutorial is on the difference between editing images in 8-bit color and 16-bit bit depth. While it should be obvious that 16-bit color is twice as good as the 8-bit color, it just doesn't seem that way to the naked eye. This is because humans can only see less than 10 million colors. Since 8-bit already exceeds 16 million colors, why in the world do we need to work in a bit depth that moves us into trillions of colors? Visually, they both look the same, why use the higher resolution?
This very quick Digital Fundamentals tutorial is only a few minutes long, but guarantees you will never work in the 8-bit bit depth again! With two adjustments using the levels tool, you will see