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10Bit monitor colors - how can I be sure it really works?

Mar 26, 2012 5:16 PM

My monitor and my graphics card supposedly support 10Bit per color channel.

I also set the option in the preferences dialogue (I think it's called 30Bit there).

That should give me 1024 instead of 256 color intensities per channel. So I made 2 dark green gradients each in 8Bit and 16Bit documents. But the number of bands (which you can clearly see in darker green) didn't seem to be any different from each other.

Also applying a "Posterize to 255 colors" effect on a dark-green gradient inside a 16Bit document didn't introduce much of a change (except a general shift of bands, because when posterizing to 255 colors, you take 1 away from 256)

Or is my hardware not compatible? I thought that PS would complain if I set color-depth to 30Bit although my hardware can't support it.

 

This is my "system info":

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Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0 (13.0 20120305.m.415 2012/03/05:21:00:00) x64

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit

Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1

System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:10, Stepping:7 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading

Physical processor count: 4

Logical processor count: 8

Processor speed: 2394 MHz

Built-in memory: 32725 MB

Free memory: 23641 MB

Memory available to Photoshop: 29734 MB

Memory used by Photoshop: 60 %

Image tile size: 128K

Image cache levels: 4

OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.

OpenGL Drawing Mode: Normal

OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.

OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.

OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.

Video Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation

Video Card Renderer: Quadro 2000M/PCI/SSE2

Display: 1

Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1080, right: 1920

Video Card Number: 1

Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro 2000M

OpenCL Unavailable

Driver Version: 8.17.12.7605

Driver Date: 20110909000000.000000-000

Video Card Driver: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

Video Mode: 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 Farben

Video Card Caption: NVIDIA Quadro 2000M

Video Card Memory: 2048 MB

Video Rect Texture Size: 16384

Serial number: Tryout Version

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\

Temporary file path: C:\Users\NINOSC~1\AppData\Local\Temp\

Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled

Scratch volume(s):

  D:\, 698,6G, 417,5G free

Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\

Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\

Additional Plug-ins folder: not set

 

Installed components:

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   AGM.dll   AGM 2012/01/18-15:07:40   66.492997   66.492997

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   ExtendScript.dll   ExtendScript 2011/12/14-15:08:46   66.490082   66.490082

   FileInfo.dll   Adobe XMP FileInfo 2012/01/17-15:11:19   66.145433   66.145433

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   hydra_filters.dll   AIF   3.0   62.490293

   icucnv40.dll   International Components for Unicode 2011/11/15-16:30:22    Build gtlib_3.0.16615  

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   libmmd.dll   Intel(r) C Compiler, Intel(r) C++ Compiler, Intel(r) Fortran Compiler   10.0  

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   Photoshop.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

   Plugin.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

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   PSArt.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

   PSViews.dll   Adobe Photoshop CS6   CS6  

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   Chrome 13.0

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   Craquelure 13.0

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   Crosshatch 13.0

   Crystallize 13.0

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   De-Interlace 13.0

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Plug-ins that failed to load: NONE

Flash:

   Mini Bridge

   Kuler

Installed TWAIN devices: NONE[/code]

 
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Jan 11, 2006
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    Mar 27, 2012 1:05 AM   in reply to Ninarama

    Hi! Could you state what your monitor is?

     
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  • Pierre Courtejoie
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    Mar 27, 2012 11:59 AM   in reply to Ninarama

    Wow! It's the very first time that I get to see the actual specs of a monitor like this!

     
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    Mar 27, 2012 3:12 PM   in reply to Ninarama

    I too have wondered about this, personally, I see better gradients, over cs5, with 30bit  enabled. I spent a fortune ( don't ask ) on an Eizo 30ins monitor a few years back...it's really good compared to my other monitors, which have definate bleed and colour issues. It would be good to know that PS CS6 really has 'real' 30bit monitor support - my prints with CS5 have been really good, let's see if CS6 yields better results....I'm sure it will.

     
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