16-bit Vs. 32-bit Vs. 64-bit: What Does it All Mean? [photography]

Posted: August 22, 2010 in Photography
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In digital photography, there’s a lot of talk about bits:

  • 12-bit vs 14-bit Analog to Digital Converters (ADC)
  • 8-bit vs 16-bit color
  • 32-bit vs 64-bit Photoshop

But, what does it all mean? Although more bits generally means better quality processing, it’s not always that simple. Sometimes you really need to know the full story before making a conclusion.

Before we jump into these specific examples that are common in digital photography, it’s important to understand what a bit actually is. [read]


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