FILES MARKED AS 8 BIT IN RGB 1998 MODE

I am shooting uncompressed RAW in Adobe RGB 1998 space with a new Sony A7R mkii.   When viewed in CamRawCC or BridgeCC the files show an 8 bit attribute.  I certainly want the 16 bit information.  Is this an issue in the camera (although I see no issue regarding 8 vs 16 bit in any of the "capture" settings.

Why is this happening?

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FILES MARKED AS 8 BIT IN RGB 1998 MODE

I am shooting uncompressed RAW in Adobe RGB 1998 space with a new Sony A7R mkii.   When viewed in CamRawCC or BridgeCC the files show an 8 bit attribute.  I certainly want the 16 bit information.  Is this an issue in the camera (although I see no issue regarding 8 vs 16 bit in any of the "capture" settings.

Why is this happening?

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Adobe Community Professional, Feb 27, 2017
Correct Answer by JimHess
Adobe Community Professional, Feb 27, 2017

Camera Raw is a plug-in that is accessible from either Bridge or from Photoshop. I prefer to look at my raw images in Bridge and then open them directly from Bridge into Camera Raw. You can make that choice from  the Bridge preferences, general tab:

Capture.JPG

After you make that choice and click OK to save the preferences, then all you have to do is double-click on one of your raw images. It will then open in Camera Raw. At the bottom of the Camera Raw screen you will see the following:

Capture2.JPG

When you click on that hyperlink you will see where you can change  from 8-bit editing to 16-bit. However, all of that isn't going to change the image to a  16-bit image. I just did some experimenting. Apparently there is an option in your camera settings where you can choose the bit depth for your  raw images.  You will have to find that setting and change it. More than likely it will be something like 12-bit or 14-bit. At least those are the choices I have with my Nikon D 7100. then you can open those images in Camera Raw and edit them in a 16-bit editing workspace.

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Re: FILES MARKED AS 8 BIT IN RGB 1998 MODE

Adobe Community Professional, Feb 26, 2017

Check your Camera Raw workflow options (the link at the bottom of the Camera Raw screen). You can change from 8-bit to 16-bit there.

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I do not know how to get to Camera Raw. 

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Correct Answer by JimHess
Adobe Community Professional, Feb 27, 2017

Camera Raw is a plug-in that is accessible from either Bridge or from Photoshop. I prefer to look at my raw images in Bridge and then open them directly from Bridge into Camera Raw. You can make that choice from  the Bridge preferences, general tab:

Capture.JPG

After you make that choice and click OK to save the preferences, then all you have to do is double-click on one of your raw images. It will then open in Camera Raw. At the bottom of the Camera Raw screen you will see the following:

Capture2.JPG

When you click on that hyperlink you will see where you can change  from 8-bit editing to 16-bit. However, all of that isn't going to change the image to a  16-bit image. I just did some experimenting. Apparently there is an option in your camera settings where you can choose the bit depth for your  raw images.  You will have to find that setting and change it. More than likely it will be something like 12-bit or 14-bit. At least those are the choices I have with my Nikon D 7100. then you can open those images in Camera Raw and edit them in a 16-bit editing workspace.

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