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Decided to get Elements 10 the other week to mainly do things like cloning or removing 'things'. Cant use PSPro (which i had previously) because I now have a Mac. Currently use LR4 and Nik Software Suite.
so, my question is, will Elements only allow me to 'doctor' photos in 8-bit only? Or is there a way around these things?
I had GIMP before and can only assume GIMP allowed me to 'doctor' in 16-bit, as no little box came up telling me to convert the pciture to 8-bit before doctoring.
If all this makes sense then please alucidate (i think thats the right word).
Please, no questions back asking why i prefer to PP in 16-bit. Just take it as read that i would.
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I think that's one of the main differences between Elements & Photoshop 8bit & 16bit for the full version.
I believe that PSE 10 supports 16-bit editing but not on all functions (it is OK for clone etc).
If you go to a function that is not supported there seems to be a way to work round this but it adds to processing time.
if i can work in 16-bit for cloning that would be of help. i shall check those links mikehit. cheers
E10 allows RAW files to be edited in 16 bit but you have to convert back to 8 bit for Pshopping.
Oh well, looks like Elements 10 was a bit of a waste for me. I looked at GIMP over the weekend, and this too only edits in 8-bit.
found tiffen EFX v3 to have the ability to clone in 16 bit. At over a £100 it may not sound good value for just cloning in 16-bit, but the filters with it are really quite good. playing with the trial version att he moment
Oh, if only NIK Software did cloning!!!!
I know you asked us not to, but why are you so intent on editing in 16-bit? If it was that important, you have to ask why even the full-fat Photoshop does many tasks in 8-bit (and printers generally work in 8-bit).
As I understand it, working in 16-bit layers would be very heavy on resources and given that you can clone stamp 16-bit in Lightroom and other RAW editors are you barking up the wrong tree?
Quote: Oh well, looks like Elements 10 was a bit of a waste for me.
In what way?
I know you asked us not to, but why are you so intent on editing in 16-bit?
Personal preference. Simple as that. LR clone is ok for isolated blemishes.
Well, it does look as if i shall have to clone in 8-bit when i try and rid photo's of telephone lines and other such blemishes.
anyway, thatnk you all for your kind input.
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