I have a question for you. I recently changed my settings in Camera Raw so all my JPEG photos would be set to 16 bit depth. To do this, I basically clicked that link down at the bottom of the application and when the Workflow Options palette appeared, I clicked the Depth drop-down box. Inside of that box, I selected the 16 Bits/Channel option and then I saved the changes. After I made all my edits, I opened the image in Photoshop.
After working with the photo in Photoshop for a while (and seeing that it was set to 16 bits in there too), I’d export the image for the web. Here’s the strange part. Every image that has been set to 16 bits has had a green tint to it. I suspect that the change has been messing with the colors somehow and it’s been making my photos look very ugly. I just changed the setting back to 8 bit and the photos are nice and colorful again. So my question is, does changing the bit depth to 16 bits change the color of a photograph at all after saving it out? Is it just my imagination? I’d really love to know because I keep hearing that 16 bits is better than 8 bits. Thanks.