10-Bit Color was added to Photoshop CC on OS X

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In case you didn’t already know! 😉

So yup, Adobe quietly expanded 10-bit (30-bit color RGB) support in Photoshop CC to OS X in the latest update, which also brought Custom Toolbars and a host of other features. And because we know that 10-bit screen color is the desired color depth for serious color correction – this was of course, AWESOME news! So whether you’re on a PC or a Mac, if you have a machine and a display that supports 10-bit, you can now set up this feature in Photoshop.

Right, so here’s how to enable it:

1. Open your Preferences panel, and select the Performance tab

2. Click Advanced Settings under Graphics Processor Settings

3. Check the “30 Bit Display” checkbox if it’s there

The tooltip for the checkbox reads: “Enable to increase color fidelity on a monitor which supports 30 bit”.

And there you have it! You should now be able to edit your pics with billions of colors, instead of just the 16.8 million colors you get with 8-bit color. So yay, gone are the less accurate days when you often saw banding artefacts and lost detail on soft gradients.

Have fun!

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Shanna June

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