I see a lot of topics about banding, with screen displaying only 8 bits images and so on.
But there is one thing i dont understand. Those banding happen only in Photoshop, and not in Lightroom for the same image !
When i import my raw files in LR, they look ok without banding, but when i send them from Lightroom into Photoshop for some advanced editing (in TIFF format) my gradients suffer from banding. When i save my image and go back to LR for some final touch, the images have no more banding !!!
I dont understand what happens... Same raw materiel, same image all along my workflow, same monitor... but different render in Photoshop !
Adobe Community Professional, Sep 09, 2021Sep 09, 2021
D Fosse • Adobe Community Professional, Sep 09, 2021Sep 09, 2021
Lightroom uses dithering to display the images. Photoshop can do that for 8-bit images (there's a checkbox in color settings) - but not for 16 bit images. In addition, a photograph will usually have just enough noise to break up banding. That's very different from a synthetic gradient in Photoshop. So it's normally not a big problem in Lightroom. And yes - as long as you're working with 16 bit data, any banding you see is in your display system. The only way to eliminate it completely is t...