PHOTOSHOP: Difference in Clouds filter on 8/16 bit RGB pictures.

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When I want to make a background in PS CC using a filter (rendering, clouds) on a 16 bit RGB picture, I only get a b/w background. When I do the same on a 8 bit RGB picture, I can use my foreground/background colours to create the background. Is this "as designed" or is it a bug? Will it be possible in future versions?
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Ruud Haan

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Chris Cox

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This is as designed - there are some odd limitations of the plugin SDK, and one of them is that the foreground and background colors are only available in 8 bit precision.

Since we can't get the 16 or 32 bit color data in the filter, we opted to use the most common combination of black and white.
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That explains the difference. I can live with it :-)
when I realy need this, I will make an 8 bit backgound (filter) and drag it to my 16 bit picture.
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Chris, would having colors in other filters be useful enough to warrant rewriting the SDK to lift the limit?
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PECourtejoie, Champion

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And I guess it is the thing that is the polar opposite to a JDI.