Noise in 8-bit TIFs
I shoot Raw and would like to be able to save my photos in 8-bit TIF format. The problem is that when I save that way, I end up with a bunch of introduced noise in the photos. If I save 16-bit the files are huge (126+ mb per photo), but they look good. Does anyone know a good way around this? Am I just doing something stupid? It doesn't matter if I'm saving in Photoshop or in Lightroom (both are latest versions).
Can anyone help a girl out? I'm at my wit's end and need to have a good workflow that will give me good results!
Thanks in advance.
*Canon 5D MK II x2, 1 gripped
*17-40 F4 L, 40-70 F2.8 L, 85 F1.2 L, 70-200 F2.8 L