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What is the ideal color mode to design in photoshop cross platform/ multi device product design? Default seems to be 8 bit mode, however 16 bit mode seems to hold more color information. What are the pros and cons?

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Design for what? Anything more than 8 bit is generally for photo editing, not design, since screens and presses can't render more than 8 bits. –  Scott Feb 28 at 23:07
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@Scott: He probably refers to banding effects that might appear from applying/stacking many effects layers while searching for best design (e.g. Gamma 0.18 > Brightness 100, Contrast 97). Even when resulting image will be 8-bit, when exporting it from 16-bit mode more details are preserved. –  Krom Stern Mar 5 at 12:41

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Ya editing in 16 bit is much better than 8 bit mode but the problem is when working with 16-bit images, the file size is much larger than you’d have with an 8-bit image.

check here for the benefits of working with 16-Bit images in photoshop

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