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.
a subsidiary of The Westaim Corporation, today demonstrated a 17-inch prototype iFire(TM) display with 100 candelas per meter-squared brightness, eight-bit color and full-motion video response speed.
Its eight-bit color depth, full continuous tone output of 600 dot-per-inch (dpi) resolution is comparable to high- end color laser copiers and printers, effectively filling the gap between low-end desktop color lasers and high-end color laser copiers.