[Image-SIG] python PIL 16-bit tiff files

Dan Blacker dan.blacker at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 12 16:40:03 CEST 2010

Yes, it is important for me to have all this extra color information,
although you are unable to see it, it is very useful when color grading
/adjusting levels etc of the scanned film.

But does anyone have any idea how I can get PIL to read my file?


On 12 April 2010 15:30, Oliver Tonnhofer <olt at bogosoft.com> wrote:

> On 12.04.2010, at 14:34, Sebastian Haase wrote:
>> My point was also, that I would doubt that there is physically(!) more
>> information than 16e6 possible values per pixel.
>> A digital gray scale CCD camera with more than 12 bits costs multiple
>> 1000s of Euros or Dollars...
> Every current DSLR camera has more than 8bits per color, a Canon EOS 450D
> has 14bit for example. While a human eye might not see any difference with
> more than 8bits, you can use the information when manipulating the image
> (e.g. change the exposure/brightness).
> Regards,
> Oliver
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