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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Why are my tiffs opening as default 16 bit ?

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Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Because that's how you set it in Lightroom or Camera Raw.

 

That said, I'd recommend keeping it 16 bit while working, and then if you need 8 bit output convert at the end. You should store your master files as 16 bit.

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Many thanks. It was me being a bit slow. They were files sent to me by a business contact and I assumed naively that they were 8 bit. I tend to work in 8 bit as I batch process to jpeg.

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JPEGs are always 8-bit per color. 

16-bit (high bit) for editing is vastly preferable:

http://digitaldog.net/files/TheHighBitdepthDebate.pdf

Then AFTER edting, save a copy as JPEG if that's what you need or want, and that copy will be 8-bits per color.

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

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TIFFs coming from where?

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)

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Many thanks for the response. I have discovered the issue.

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