Glossary

Bpp

In image processing, the bpp (bits per pixel) unit specifies the number of colors per pixel and respectively the number of possible colors or grayscales. The typical values are: * 1-bit: 2 colors, black and white (monochrome) * 4-bit: 16 colors * 8-bit: 256 colors * 16-bit: 65536 colors * 24-bit: 16777216 colors, usually 8 bits each for red, green, and blue, so that each color component can be specified on a scale from 0 to 255

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