truecolour display

Definition: Any device, particularly colour monitors, that can show as many colours as can be distinguished by the human eye. * Monitors displaying millions of colours or display to 24-bit depth are truecolour. * Also spelt trucolor. Fickle figures The laudatory epithet 'truecolour' formerly referred to devices showing the then remarkable range of 32,768 colours (commonly: 'thousands of colours') -- but technology marches on. For some, the 17 million colours fo 24-bit ain't enough: I yearn for the day Photoshop will handle 36-bit colours without plaint.

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