I frequently use the GIMP for patterns/fractals that are to be used as
height fields. For this, it would be nice if 16bit gray scale was
available. I figure GIMP will eventually have 16bit support.
B. Vanderburg II
David Marrs wrote:
> David Southwell wrote:
>> Finally does anyone have a handle on the timeframe for 2.4??
> Not really. I think you'll just have to be patient.
> Incidentally, unless you've got a pro camera and lens, a high quality,
> calibrated monitor and a very good printer, I really don't think you're going
> benefit from the extra bit depth. Probably you know this already but I
> many people out there are under the mistaken impression that they're losing
> quality if they use Gimp when really they're not.
> For a while I've been using Gimp in preference to Cinepaint because I felt
> 8bpc was good enough and well worth the tiny sacrifice in quality for the
> massive gains in usability. But I was surprised to learn from a pro
> friend recently that he forces his Photoshop down to 8-bits because, even
> his set-up, he couldn't see the difference in quality. And he makes the
> reasonable point that he doesn't want to be manipulating bits he can't see.
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