C1 LE + PS Elements 8/16 bit?
Now that C1 Le is available for the Mac, I was thinking about having a serious go at using RAW with my Canon 10D. However, I've done some reading, and one thing bothers me... From what I understand, RAW images are 12 bit, so converting them to 16 bit will keep the full range of info, but converting to 8 bit will remove some info. AFAIK, PSE 2 doesn't support 16 bit images, so I'd have to work with 8 bit images. Would this offset some of the advantages of working with RAW (ignoring exposure compensation, WB etc.)? Would the difference between an 8 bit and 16 bit image be noticeable?