Add 8 bits preview for 16 bits documents without converting

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To control the output of smooth gradients on export to 8bit (jpg for instance), it would be useful to simulate/preview 8 bits image while working on a 16 bit image, without converting it.
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Jan Tonellato

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Posted 5 months ago

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Cameron Rad

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I feel like a Posterize Adjustment Layer (Levels: 255) could be used to simulate this. 
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Jan Tonellato

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would have been a very clever idea, but unfortunately the output is not the same as converting to 8bit :(  (btw my monitor can reproduce wide gamut so I see the difference 16 /8 bit especially looking at  gradients)
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