[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Trillions of Colors

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From: Alain Wrobel <wrobel@...>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 16:59:36 +0200
Le 26 mai 04, à 15:57, tedd a écrit :

> 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.

	the explanation is perhaps there

http://www.mactech.com/macintosh-c/chap11-1.html

the paragraph

Derivation of Pixel Values on Direct Devices

of the chapter Translation of RGB Colours to Pixel Values

		Alain
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