The Fantastic Journey to There!
What is the Bit Depth of an Image? | Image Bit Depth Explained | 8-Bit vs. 16-Bit
I mostly work in 8bit because I do abstract imagery and often it “adds” to what I am trying to accomplish. I have come to expect the degradation in color fluidity. HOWEVER, when I know it is something that I want to print, I do start out and in 16 bit and degrade the perceived quality manually if the piece calls for it.
Same thing in music. I work in 16 bit and my final output is usually higher. That is simply because, I have an expectation that I DEGRADE sounds on purpose to get a desired effect. I am an abstract creator (note I don’t use the term artist). You will never see my end result “clean cut.”
…almost everything I create has “happy accidents” that I DEPEND on happening before I even go into a project. When I playback a song of mine after not hearing it for a few years, I am just as much amazed at how I got a particular sound as anyone else, and I can’t even recreate it.
Like Guitar Bizarre, I just woke up at 2 AM and couldn’t go to sleep and I hit the record button and started doing what I “felt” and bounced the track down within an hour. I was perfectly happy with that. I wouldn’t make a whole album of that but that was the finishing touch that I needed to say, “hey, I’m just goofing off, don’t take me serious.”
I am currently recording in 24 bit btw for the wonky types. It really makes zero difference for my type of music, I would have no problem using 16 bit again.
72 PPI Web Resolution Is A Myth
I am going to start adding more hashtags so I can find stuff that I post more for MYSELF than my visitors (aka YOU). However, I think we will both benefit!
300 DPI Myth | What Are DPI, PPI & LPI | #Printing for #Photography