Photoshop: Gaussian Blur dithering

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It would be nice if the Gaussian Blur filter had a "Dither" option (possibly enabled by default).



When applying a large Gaussian Blur to smooth out an uneven area it is very easy to encounter banding issues (on 8-bit images). Dithering would go a long way in redeeming this.
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FerdiCildiz

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very nice idea!
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charles bell

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I could really use this feature right now!
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Possible workarounds:

1. Work in 16-bit mode. Note you might still see banding that isn't really there sometimes when zoomed out. Zoom to 100% to verify. When converting back to 8-bit later dithering is automatically applied by default.

2. Try the Spatter filter (in 8-bit) to cover up banding.