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Colour banding on 10D images

Hello I've recently started using a Canon 10D and have noticed that the detail has been lost in many of my pictures - some areas of the image become pixelated, lack detail and form bands of single colour. The camera settings are standard, as far as i know, & I'm shooting on jpg at the highest quality setting. Any ideas what might be causing this? It's especially noticable with areas of little detail i.e. blue skies - rather than a gradual colour change, the image forms noticable colour bands. I've attached an example. Thanks for your help.

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Are you using a cheap LCD monitor? Some cheap LCD monitors cannot display more than 6 bits per channel (3 x 6 = 18 bit colour, 2^18 = 262,144 colours). If you use such an LCD monitor for viewing photos, you have a great chance of seeing banding in certain areas such as the sky. Try looking at the same photo using different monitors (better LCD that can display 8 bits per channel or a CRT monitor).

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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Shoot in RAW mode and convert to 16 bit images to reduce banding

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