3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 26, 2015 2:47 PM by thedigitaldog

    will Lightroom eventually support 30bit Displays?

    gollumbexxaq

      So Photoshop CC has support for 30 bit displays, what about lightroom? when will it have this support?

        • 1. Re: will Lightroom eventually support 30bit Displays?
          thedigitaldog MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          There's no such support on Mac OS due to the OS itself. For that reason I suspect Adobe isn't putting this high on a list of needed functionality and in reality, it really isn't all that necessary if you have a hight bit panel.

          • 2. Re: will Lightroom eventually support 30bit Displays?
            gollumbexxaq Level 1

            but how can having a high bit panel display colours which lightroom is not showing? furthermore, Windows PC can easily work with 30bit workflow since Photoshop already can do that on the windows version.

            • 3. Re: will Lightroom eventually support 30bit Displays?
              thedigitaldog MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Ian Abdilla wrote:

               

              but how can having a high bit panel display colours which lightroom is not showing? furthermore, Windows PC can easily work with 30bit workflow since Photoshop already can do that on the windows version.

              Yes, with the software and hardware and OS support, on Windows one can. One does not necessary have to. The high bit precision in the graphic system and the hight bit precision of the image data are different. As are visible colors (that's a gamut issue). If you have high bit data and see banding on-screen, it's the display data, not the image data. One could argue with a high bit panel on a Mac alone, you will not see banding or it would be rare with synthetically created gradient. High bit is math, it doesn't define actual colors. It's how image data can be encoded and has nothing to do with gamut. There are colors that fall outside display gamut and there are color numbers in some working spaces that are not colors (we can't see them or see the difference between two sets).