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Understanding color depth

The importance of color depth in image quality is a concept that's fuzzy to many people who work with digital images. They hear terms like bit depth and color depth, and they know they relate to each other in some manner, but they aren't sure how. We'll clear up any uncertainty by showing you how image quality, color depth, and bits are intertwined with the image types you work with frequently, such as RGB, grayscale, and Indexed images.

The basics of bits

The color depth of an image is also referred to as bit depth. A bit is the smallest unit of data a computer uses to store information. It's the basic machine language of a computer for all functions and is also called the Binary number system.


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