[rescue] Re: SGI Onyx4 - uses ATI graphics chips (sigh)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 16 08:15:47 CDT 2003

--- Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us> wrote:

> i don't understand why the film industry would care - i'm not sure
> it's possible to distinguish more than 30 bits of color resolution,
> maybe even 24.
> now scientific image processing might well make use of subtle image
> details the human eye could not resolve.

That last statement really stood out when I read it - if "the human eye
could not resolve" it, then what is the point of imaging?

Storing increased data/color-depth for non-visual analysis, sure, I'm
right there with you, but Imaging is, by nature, visual - right?

I suspect that the issue is not what can be displayed, but what happens
as you reach the boundries of what can be displayed (dithering,
blending, etc.) and avoiding those types of artifacts...


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