Does Blender now support 16 bit images (for height maps)?

A year or two back I was playing around with Blender, but at that time there was no support for 16 bit images, so i went on exploring other things.

Has there been any progress on this? Ideally it would be good if it could support 16 bit .tifs, but any extension that I can save from Photoshop would work too.

Thanks!

Yes ! Blender can do it.