Whats the difference between Q8 and Q16?

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Post by magick » 2006-04-23T21:06:29-07:00

Q8 uses 8 bit-per-pixel component whereas Q16 uses 16 bits-per-pixel component.

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Post by magick » 2006-04-24T15:36:09-07:00

Q8 uses 100% less resources than Q16. Q16 is more precise in its computations. Q8 must scale any 16-bit images to 8-bit.

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