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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It can be user-configured for LCDs from 5" to 46" diagonal with six-and eight-bit color depth and single-channel LVDS support.
Color palettes and eight-bit color are commonly used with Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) and Bitmap (BMP) image formats.
Like all least significant bit insertion programs that act on eight-bit color images, Gif-It-Up modifies the color palette and generally ends up with many duplicate color pairs.
Such monitors already exist in the PC world but, according to Gulker, typically lack the required bandwidth, usually working with "pretty unacceptable" eight-bit color. He said their "very rough approximation" of pictures, especially color, can result in transmission of poor-quality photos.