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Photoshop CS6 Color Settings

Jul 11, 2012 12:05 AM

I was disappointed to see that the CS6 More Options panel still has 8 bit dither. Why isn't it 10 bit by default ? Shouldn't Photoshop be sending 10 bit to monitors with 10 bit LUT for real wide gamut? Some printers are going beyond 8 bit now, also.

 
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:33 AM   in reply to Lundberg02

    CS6 does have an option for 10 bit display in preferences.

    But dithering is needed for conversions.

     
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    Jul 11, 2012 12:52 AM   in reply to Lundberg02

    Not following you here, Lundberg02. 

     

    The only mention of 8-bit I see in the More Options panel of Color Settings in CS6, is the box that controls whether 8-bit images use dithering when converting them from one color space to another.

     

    What are you looking at that leads you to reference monitors, 10 bit, LUT, etc.? 

     

    What am I missing?  Or are we looking at different things?

     

     

    Screen-shot-2012-07-11-at-12.32.35-AM.png

     

    This is just a conversion option for 8-bit images that may need dithering when converted from one color space to another one.  16-bits images do not need dithering when converted.

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 12:35 AM   in reply to Lundberg02

    Lundberg02 wrote:

     

    …Not sure I really understand why some conversions need dithering but meh.

     

    Extreme example:  You need an 8-bit sRGB image file from a 16-bit ProPhoto RGB original capture. 

     
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    Jul 12, 2012 5:04 AM   in reply to Lundberg02

    As the description of that option in the screen shot above says, dithering greatly reduces banding artifacts.

     
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