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

Kevin Loch kloch at gurunet.net
Fri Aug 22 12:12:07 CDT 2003

Aaron Finley wrote:
> 24-bit vs. 32-bit is highly visible when doing compositing. In terms of 
> calculations, many film applications use 64-bit (!) color.

Why don't they just use floating point calculations, and output
to 24 or 32 bit color?  For that matter, why isnt' there a
floating point still image standard?


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