It's a setting when you open an image from LightRoom or Camera Raw into PhotoShop. Read the manual.
Which **** manual?
I have well over a thousand pages of manual, and I did not know where to start looking, as I did not know where the files get converted from 16 bit to 8 bit.... Martin Evening's Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers takes a page or two to tell us how wonderful 16 bit is, but I cannot find any reference to the setting you mentioned.
I have allowed myself about a week to work my way through the manuals, and needed an image to work on.... perhaps he should have put the capture and camera raw section at the front of the book... but the Raw chapter does not mention it.
Are you telling me that Phocus is outputting 16 bit files, and Adobe Camera is then throwing away half the data without asking me?
I have been using the "Open in editor" option in Phocus, so the files get into ACR before I get into it to set import options, if there are any.
I have lightroom, but have not installed it yet - what does it do that I cannot do with Phocus and ACR?
I was aware of the Image/16 bit menu option, but thought that it would just convert to 16 bit after I had lost the data.
When you first get the pic in ACR, it tells you at the bottom of the picture that it is 8 Bit - that is what made me think the file was 8 bit, but if you click on that info, you have the option to of calling it 16 bit - does this retain all the captured data, or does it just convert an 8 bit file into 16 bit? The pic looks OK, but I still get rough looking histograms after very little editing.