Bit Depth 101


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Bit Depth 101

Because we are interested in learning, how to create compelling photographs, because we want to create photographs that have impact, that move people that are intriguing, that are engaging, we need to do a little bit about bit depth. And what bit depth has to do with is what the digital image is actually made of. Now, is this essential information? Well, that kind of depends. Is it essential for a mechanic to know about a carburetor? Well, yes. It is essential for me to know about a carburetor? Well, probably not. I'm not a mechanic. So if we want to become a photographer or if we want to become a digital image maker and we want to make images that are interesting, we need to know a little bit about bit depth.

So here it goes. Way back in the day, James Clerk Maxwell was a guy who really came up with this first concept of a color image. Now there are a lot of different people who are trying to create color images, but here's what he did. He took this red, green and blue filter...

Bit Depth 101
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Bit Depth 101 provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

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Photography
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Photoshop
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