Fwd:Re: [Fwd: Vncviewer problem with RedHat 5.0(i386)]

Dr. Joel M. Hoffman joel "at" exc.com
Tue, 10 Mar 1998 03:49:47 +0000


>256 colours *is* 8 bpp. 8 bits = 0000 0000 in binary - 11111111 = 255 or so
>16 bpp is 65536 colours, 24 bit is "millions of colours" - you wanna know, cou
>it yourself - I run out of fingers and toes :-)
>
>ok, ok - 2 ^ 24 then :-)

Off topic, but useful and relevant.  2^10 is just under 1,000, so 2^24
is just under 16 million (1,000,000*2^4)