I'm new here... was recommended by word-of-mouth after I got a 2nd hand Canon D30. I've a question which I hope the experienced and kind 'brothers and sisters' could help me! Thnx!
Before I convert my RAW images, there is an option in the software that allows me to sleect either 8 or 18-bit TIFF conversion. From whatever little I understand, there are more 'shades' of colours that can be represented by 16-bit.
1. Does that mean if I want an image (either to display on screen or for printouts) that fully utilizes a much wider range of colours, I should select 16 instead of 8-bit?
2. If the above makes sense, then does it mean using an 8-bit representation cause colours to be 'clipped'? Is this the same as saying the colour gamut (say I attach Adobe 1998 as my ICC profile to the image) is reduced also?
Ok, pardon me if the above sounds basic or inaccurate. I sincerely appreciate any help!!!