[futurebasic] Trillions of Colors

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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 09:57:39 -0400
Hi gang:

Can anyone tell me what's going on with the "new" (new to me that is) 
color values. The old colors were pretty simple, RBG with values that 
ranged from 0-255 (00-FF) -- three bytes making millions of colors 
(i.e., 255 x 255 x 255 = 16+ million).

However, the new colors range (six bytes) of RGB are from 0-65535 
(0000 -- FFFF) and not 0-255  -- what's up with that? Anyone have any 
reference or explanation as to why -- the new color thing is easily 
going beyond human perception.

Thanks.

tedd
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