Question about Adobe Photoshop


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I am using a really old version of Adobe Photoshop (version 7) which I have just kinda stuck with and still works on Windows 7 etc (just about).

I am curious about upgrading due to one thing, editing in 16/8 bit mode. Now you must forgive me, I am not the most literate person when it comes to photoshop, but I have learned of the benefits of editing in 16bit (better colours, less banding on greys etc).

Do any later versions of photoshop allow you to fully edit in 16 bit mode, because in version 7, lots of the image manipulation options are greyed out until you switch to 8 bit mode. Is this the case with all versions?