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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The British Ordnance Survey (OS) scans maps between 254 dpi and 400 dpi in a non-compressed TIFF file with 256 colors.
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Poor color (8-bit, 256 colors or 16 shades of gray)
0 or later; double-speed CD-ROM drive; 640 x 480 pixel monitor displaying 256 colors (thousands of colors preferred).
1 or higher, 68030 at 25 megahertz or faster, or 68040 processor, 13-inch monitor with 256 colors or better.
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IBM or compatible Pentium processor (700 MHz or greater), 256 MB RAM or greater, 150 MB disk space and 50 MB more during installation, SVGA (800 x 600 or greater) with 256 colors (1024 x 768 with 16-bit color recommended)
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