Understanding bit depth


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Understanding bit depth

Let's discuss bit depth, and get that little bit of technical nuance out of the way. I know you're thinking, ah! Why do we have to do bit depth, all that technical stuff? Well, as it turns out most of your good scanning interfaces actually include bit depth as part of the description and the choices you have when you're selecting scan mode. So rather than just kind of wonder about what it is let's go ahead and dig in just a little bit, understand what bit depth is and then it becomes an actual proactive choice that you can make. The good news is there are only three fundamental image bit depths that we work with.

1 bit black and white, 8-bit grayscale, and 24-bit color. All the other bit depths that we will deal with are really variations on those three fundamental image types. So let's just dive right in. Let's start with the simplest of all kinds of images and this is the 1-bit black and white. I am going to enlarge this and notice that down when it's smaller ...

Understanding bit depth
Video duration: 8m 49s 6h 53m Intermediate

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Understanding bit depth provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Taz Tally as part of the Scanning Techniques for Photography, Art, and Design

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