8-bit color

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8-bit color

Using one byte per pixel in a color image. Up to 256 colors can be represented in the color palette. Various graphics formats are limited to 256 colors; for example, GIF images, which are widely used on the Web, are 8-bit color. See bit depth and bit specifications.
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PC: 486 DX-33MHz or higher microprocessor; 8MB RAM (12MB recommended for Windows 95); MPC-compatible double-speed CD-ROM drive and sound card; mouse; SVGA 256 color display [16 bit color preferred]; loudspeakers or headphones; Microsoft Windows version 3.
They are a built-in 256 color quick shader with three light source selections, an on-line hidden-line removal with a new "options" menu, which facilitates the creation of building sections with the new "clipbox" feature.
Small - 101 x 48 x 19mm, and lightweight, weighing only 85 grams, T68 has a built-in antenna and a large 8 row, 256 color, display which opens up for exciting applications and user-friendly operation.
1 or higher, 64 MB RAM plus Virtual Memory 650 MB available hard drive space, 4X CD-ROM drive and Video support for 256 color display at 800X600, Mouse and keyboard.
0 or Windows 98-requires a Pentium(r) processor, 16 MB RAM, a 2X CD-ROM drive, a SVGA monitor (800x600, 256 color video display) and mouse or tablet.
On monitors which can display only 256 colors, WIM automatically builds the correct color pallette allowing True Color images to be displayed accurately in 256 color mode.
The result: 400 dpi resolution and 256 color gradations at the touch of a button.
44 MB Hard disk drive ATAPI (supports 4 hard drives) CD-ROM ATAPI +CDFS C&T 655xx Resolutions 320x200, 320x240, & 640x480 -- 256 colors Cirrus Logic 7543 Resolutions 320x200, 320x240, & 640x480 -- 256 colors Cirrus Logic 7555 Resolutions 320x200, 320x240, & 640x480 -- 256 colors Epson video 640x480 256 Color Video for SMOS Card-586 and Cardio-486D4 Ethernet SMC91C94 (10 Base-T), AMD79C961A (10 Base-T), AMD79C971/79C972 (10/100 Base-T) Serial mouse Annasoft improved version Serial Supports multiple com ports, Annasoft improved version Keyboard Supports older keyboards, Annasoft improved version
The brilliant, 256 color, 240 x 320 pixel screen improves readability dramatically over previous monochrome models.
System Requirements: Windows(r) 95 or 98, 486DX or higher, 2X CD-ROM (4X recommended), 30 MB hard disk space (50 MB recommended), 256 color SVGA (High or True Color recommended), 8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), Mouse or other Windows(r) compatible pointing device, Windows(r) supported printer.
8 bps or higher, and setting your computer monitor screen resolution to 800 x 600 pixels, 256 color or higher, and browser font size to 10 or 11 point.