Hello! I run a P4 laptop with 1 gig of RAM. I've been using Elements 2 witt Hidden Power. I'd like to use basic layers and curves to edit my 16 bit images B&W images that I get from my Epson 4990, but even Elements 5.0 performs these tasks in 8 bit.
I've been trying LightZone 2.0 and I like it. Unfortunately, it seems to be taking a lot of memory and time with the 190MB file I've been using, too much to use effectively at present. I've sent the folks at LightCrafts a note. I'm not sure if its my system or a problem with the trial download I'm using. I'll wait and see.
The alternatives would be Photoshop CS2 and Paintshop Pro. I read that Paintshop Pro 11 has levels and curves and I've read that it performs these tasks in 16 bit. For the amount of editing I perform on my images, Photoshop CS2 is way too excessive.
Can PaintShop Pro perform levels, layers, and curves in 16 bit mode? At $90.00, it looks attractive. Best regards.