5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2012 3:12 PM by Farrellart RSS

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

    Ninarama Community Member

      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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      Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1

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      Video Rect Texture Size: 16384

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