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Notations of color depth There are 2 ways to describe color depth. An older total bits per pixel, and a newer colors per channel. The older model describes total memory usage per pixel. The only time this model is generally used is when talking of indexed color formats or monitor color mode. This should be considered legacy as its nomenclature clashes ...


For expanded color and dynamic ranges, start with 32 bit color. This will produce the highest quality rendering - 4,294,967,296 possibly colors including alpha channels for 32 bit, compared to 65,536 with 16 bit. Depending on where the final asset will end up, I recommend down sampling it to 16 bit to save file space. 32 bit files are huge in comparison and ...

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