Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


high color

The ability to generate 32,768 colors (15 bits) or 65,536 colors (16-bit). 15-bit color uses five bits for each red, green and blue pixel. The 16th bit may be a color, such as XGA with 5-red, 6-green and 5-blue, or be an overlay bit that selects pixels to display over video input. See true color.



True Color

(1) Specifically, "True Color" refers to 16,777,216 colors in a display system. See 24-bit color.

(2) Generically, "true color" refers to photo-realistic color.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
hierarchical storage managementhigh def
hierarchical structurehigh-def audio
hierarchical weighted fair queuinghigh-def DVD formats
hierarchyhigh-def music
HiFD diskhigh-def video formats
Higgins projecthigh-definition audio
Higgs bosonhigh-definition DVD
high availabilityhigh-definition formats
high-capacity CD-ROMhigh-definition multimedia interface
high-capacity floppyhigh-definition TV

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design