I am a 3D artist and I use a lot of textures for bump mapping etc...
If I take a regular 8bit black and white jpg image and add a blur to it with PS set to 16bit. Am I Gaining information? (I realize my image will be blurry, and I will lose sharpness detail) but will I GAIN pixel information with the blur gradients that are created?
So if I saved it out as Tiff, EXR, etc.. in 16bit, would it be a true 16bit image?