Photoshop: 16bit display at 50% zoom and lower

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Hi.

I've got an issue with CS6/CC (64) with 16bit files and adjustment layers.

In 100 and 66% everything is displayed ok. 50% and lower image looks like 8bit (banding).
When I'm preparing b/w photos it's really annnoying when I have to zoom in to 100% to check if any issues are real or "buggy".

I tried with different drivers, GPU on/off and 3 different machines - no more ideas.

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At 50% or less, you are seeing 8 bit previews - that is normal (it's a memory and performance optimization).

And you should be zooming in to 100% to judge the quality of your adjustments.
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Hi Chris.

Thank You for quick reply.
Pity there's no option to toggle preview in 16bit,

I need to manage some workaround for now then.
Action to make flatten layer look on top and 2 steps back in history (to active last used layer) sounds best I think.

Adam | www.jedrysik.com | photography