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Adobe Camera Raw only sees 8-bit NEFs?

irq

San Diego, US
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irq Registered since 23rd May 2004
Fri 24-Oct-08 07:53 PM

I'm running CS3 with ACR 4.6 here. Any NEF I open, it says the file is using 8-bit color. It says 8-bit even if the camera is set to 14. Any idea why this is?

If I open the NEF in Aperture and then export that into Photoshop, it produces a 16-bit file which is what I would be expecting Photoshop to do on its own.

What am I missing here?

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