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16-bit (Greyscale) TIFF Support

I shoot a lot of black and white film and prefer to scan those in at 16-bit greyscale. 16-bit for the tonal headroom and greyscale (as opposed to color) for the space savings since it’s black and white. Looks like ON1 only supports high bitrate color TIFFs which kinda disturbs my workflow a bit too much to jump ship from LR yet (also still waiting for an invert / negative fix function so I can “scan” negatives using a DSLR)

8 comments on “16-bit (Greyscale) TIFF Support”

  1. On May 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm Michael Meichle wrote:

    I shoot a lot of photos that I convert to monochrome and my raws are 14 bits. I also use other programs that support or produce 16 bit greyscale tiffs, so I would find it useful. In addition to “ordinary” photos, I also shoot astronomical photos or process them. (camera on tripod, or on telescope equipment). Some of the stacking programs, etc. produce 16 bit tiff, otherwise I am pretty stuck with my software options. Your lessor competitors (aftershot and some adobe products) don’t support this, so it would be an asset.

  2. On June 20, 2018 at 12:22 am gwhitmarsh wrote:

    +1. This is a deal-breaker for me. I was so looking forward to 2018.5 and ditching LR/PS and have just installed it. But again, no support for greyscale tiffs (I also scan loads of b/w photos) and also no lens profile for my Tamron 100-400 (Camera raw has supported this lens for ages). Looks like I am stuck with Adobe for the time being:-(

  3. On August 7, 2018 at 3:11 pm Terry Thomas wrote:

    Agreed. I also shoot large format B&W film then develop the negatives in my bathroom “darkroom”. Later on, I have a pro lab scan selected frames for me on their Epson scanner. They deliver the resulting scans as TIFs on a CD for me to edit in PS.

    Terry Thomas…
    the photographer
    Atlanta, Georgia USA

  4. On October 26, 2018 at 12:56 pm Anders Sandholm wrote:

    That explains why my 16 bit grey tiff from FlexColor won’t be read in On1, this is a deal breaker for a person that shoots BW using film and then scan.

  5. On January 24, 2019 at 10:51 am David Martin wrote:

    ON1 needs to support greyscale jpg as well as tif, just as other Photoshop replacements (Affinity Photo, Luminar, etc.) can do, if ON1 wishes to be the replacement product of choice.

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