8-bit color


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8-bit color

The number of colors in a display system. An 8-bit color system may use a total of eight bits per pixel (see indexed color) or eight bits for each red, green and blue subpixel. The latter is also called "24-bit color" or "True Color," which is the minimum number of bits for photorealism. See color depth and bit specifications.
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07 billion possibilities of colors, or 64 times the previous 8-bit color format's 16.
7 million distinct colors with its true 8-bit color depth for realistic colour quality with silky-smooth transitions and pristine image quality.
The 5000:1 Native contrast ratio and 8-bit color palette on the 40" TV complements the enhanced picture quality.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has recognized that 8-bit color depths are not enough to satisfy consumer demand for the highest possible quality; therefore the ITU Recommendation ITU-R BT.
The most basic function of this system is to drive the planetarium's multi-channel projection system, which plays back seven synchronized, pre-rendered "movies" one for each of the planetarium's projectors--covering the theater's 100-foot-diameter dome with what appears to be a single, seamless, 3200 x 3200 resolution, 8-bit color depth image.
User configurability for LCDs from 5" to 46" diagonal with 6- or 8-bit color depth and single-channel LVDS support.
It can be user-configured for LCDs from 5" to 46" diagonal with 6-bit and 8-bit color depth and single-channel LVDS support.
It automatically converts DVI signals into TTL or LVDS signals for TFT LCDs, and it can be user-configured for LCDs from a 5" to 46" diagonal with 6-bit and 8-bit color depth and single-channel LVDS support.
75" color display with 8-bit color, which is just right for an electronic organizer, but is inadequate for displaying high-quality Web pages or other digital images.
Recording image data in a file structure that uses 8-bit color, for example, will in most cases result in image information that offers only a general approximation of the tonality of the original and severely impact the utility of the image surrogate for many uses.
SNK's Neo Geo Pocket is a 16-bit machine, roughly the equivalent of an SNES console, and able to show three times as many colors as the 8-bit Color Game Boy.
The low-end color configuration, which costs $11,400, has a 16-inch 8-bit color 72-Hz monitor with 1024X768 pixels.