The Falcon DOES have true colour

The Falcon DOES have true colour

Post by s.smit.. » Tue, 27 Oct 1992 23:05:05

What Atari call true colour is the same as that on some souped up VGA
boards (ET4000 i think?) which is 32768 colours. Falcon can do 65536 in
one of the modes (at least).
This is pretty healthy for most graphics appliactions. It's pretty good
for raytracing etc. (5/6 bits per red/green/blue) I know a 64-shade
greyscale on VGA monitors looks ok. Besides, any inability to
reproduce a specific colour is far more likey to be caused by the
colour gamut of the monitor that those extra 2 bits per colour plane.
(i think?) however many bits you have, you are still limited by the
phosphors in the monitor to a certain range of colours. You are just
dividing that range up finer and finer...

BTW, has *anyone* actually *seen* a Falcon in the UK? Silica, Gasteiner, and
someone else (don't remember) are advertising them, but ....

Howard Jones, Dept of Physics, Imperial College, London SW7

My Opinions, not yours or IC's!


1. TRUE Color vs TRUE B.S.

I've got a question for all of you on the net arguing about how many colors
true color is and how many colors the eye can distinguish and what professor
Phudpucker claimed in his exciting lecture on video color planes...


C'mon people... get a life!

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