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10-12-2016, 12:32 AM
I see I can export a layer depth as 8bit jpg file from Artrage demo. 8 bit for depth is pretty useless. Would I have more options if I buy the soft ? 16 bit tiff at least, or 32 bit exr? Maybe as 32 bit psd with alphas?

10-12-2016, 05:35 PM
No, ArtRage supports 8 bit for everything. It looks like we answered this question from you before here https://forums.artrage.com/showthread.php?51209-Is-it-possible-to-export-inpasto-depth-from-Artrage

PSD export does include alpha, so it's possible you're mix and matching some measuring methods here. Just to be sure (or for the benefit of anyone else reading!):

8-bit RGB refers to the potential number of values for each colour channel (e.g. Red, Green and Blue - the base colour options, plus alpha for some file types). Some programs support 16 or 32 bits, but not many. It's a short hand for how many bits in each channel, not the total number of bits in a file.

An exported JPEG is actually 24 bits: 8 x 3 (8 for Red, 8 for Green, 8 for Blue).
PNG or PSD are 32 bits: 8 x 4 (RGB + alpha channel)
An exported PSD from a program that supports 32 bit channels would be 128 bits.

So ArtRage will create 32 bit PSDs with Alpha support, but it does not have 32 bit RGB support.

10-12-2016, 06:10 PM
Thanks for your answer, and sorry for asking it again. It's just an important feature for me since 8 bit depth is not enough to represent depth properly without artifacts or make masks based on it. I hoped maybe something have changed.

10-12-2016, 06:35 PM
It's okay - I'm sorry we can't give you a better answer, but it's not something most people actually need, and it would require a disproportionate amount of work to implement right now.