Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

Colour bit-depth for PSP8?

alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
19 Apr 2004 9:58PM
Can PSP8 handle 16bits/ colour, or is it limited to 8bits - its just that I saw something ina USA mag that said it could handle various 16bit tasks.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

loweskid 16 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2004 11:20PM
Not 100% sure, but I've just tried to open a 16 bit Photoshop file in PSP8 and I get a message.. "The Color Model of this file is not supported", nor does it show up in the PSP browser - it just ignores any 16 bit Photoshop files. It's possible it may open 16 bit files in another format but I think it's more likely that if it did open such files it would convert them to 8 bit 'on the fly'.
shaun 14 368 England
20 Apr 2004 12:32PM
I am pretty sure that PSP8 does not (yet) support colour depths greater than 8 bit per channel (i.e. 24bit).

Certainly none of the increase/decrease colours options go beyond 24bit and there is no option for 16bits per channel when saving formats that support it such as TIFF.

Loweskid's experience seems to confirm that.

alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
20 Apr 2004 3:39PM
I suspected as much - thanks for responding

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.