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Is there any way to find out if a display color depth is native 8 bit or 6 + 2 FRC?

Consider a monitor whose specifications say "Color depth: 8 bit" on any website where you buy it from. But the thing is, it can be 6 + 2 FRC OR native 8 bit. I recently learned this thing. ...
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Windows 10 with lower color depth?

Currently, if I open Advanced Display Settings and List All Modes, all supported modes have "True Color (32 bit)". I Googled and did not find a solution. Given that lower color depths have ...
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That means the panel is 6 bit and can simulate 8 bit with FRC?

How could I know if the monitor panel is true 8 bit or 6 bit+FRC? I ask because even though the panel is rated to be 8 bit, from graphic driver I can select 8 bit and also 6 bit color depth. This ...
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When opening HDR images with Gimp, why does Levels show no light and dark values?

I have some .HIF files taken using a Canon EOS R6 in HDR PQ mode. They are HEIC-encoded, HEIF-formatted files using the "heix" brand. When I open them in Gimp 2.10.24, I am asked whether to ...
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Stuck on 6-bit color when in 60hz windows 10, Spectre x360 14,

I'm using a spectre x360 14 with a 38" monitor lg-38WK95C-W which is supposed to have a color depth of 10bit. When I connect my laptop with USB-C to the monitor, the default setting appears to be ...
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How to pass colours through with FFmpeg

I've noticed that the videos I've been encoding over the last few months are slightly more yellow compared to their original sources. This is very annoying because I would have expected the default ...
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Why doesn't my 10-bit monitor use 10-bit?

I build my computer in 2014 with a Z87-Pro, GTX 780 and a Dell U2713HM and I've been using that until now. I just bought a new monitor, the Asus PA329C which is a 10-bit monitor and now use that as my ...
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Reducing bit depth on png's generated from video using ffmpeg

I'm using ffmpeg to pull png image frames from a video: > ffmpeg -i video.mp4 frames%05d.png The png's that result are 24 bit depth, which is too large for my purposes. I would like to use 16 or 8 ...
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How to reliably observe 8-bit dithering?

My display is currently outputting 8-bit color without dithering. This is the default behavior of an Nvidia GPU on Windows. This can also be seen in some games and images. My monitor is also limited ...
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How set up second HDMI monitor with 10 bit color in windows 10?

I have 2 equals LG 27UD58 monitors which connected to Radeon RX 550: The first connected via DisplayPort and have 10 bit color depts The second connected via Hdmi and have only 8 bit color depts For ...
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How many bits per channel is my laptop screen?

Because of the ambiguity associated with naming schemes for color depth, I'm not sure how many types of colors my laptop screen is actually capable of displaying. In Windows 10, when I go to my ...
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Calibrating a wide gamut display

Wide gamut displays have started becoming more and more common these days and yet Windows 10 still isn't a color managed OS so I am assuming that other people might be having similar issues as well. ...
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How to get color-depth or pixel desnity right for a remote desktop to CentOS using VNCServer?

I am doing a remote desktop to CentOS by starting VNCServer (Tiger VNC)and then connecting using RealVNC client. This is what I see There is something wrong with Pixel density, resolution or color-...
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What is wide color and how does it differ from HDR?

I have been trying to learn about the concepts of wide color and high dynamic range and have practically drowned in a sea of marketing speak. I have limited understanding of how color works on ...
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How to force 10 bit depth monitor settings?

I just bought a Dell P2715Q, UHD 10-bit depth monitor, but in my Nvidia control panel (both linux & windows) it will only offer a maximum of 8bpc (24/32 bit depth) setting which will not do. ...
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How do I change the display color depth in Windows 7?

I want to change the display from 32-bit color-depth to 16-bit. Changing the color depth in Windows XP was easy, but it appears that Microsoft removed the option or moved it to some hidden, advanced ...
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Bug when minimizing 16-bit color games in Windows 8 or later

I play an old MMO game that is made using 16-bit color. The game works perfectly on Windows 7 and old versions (Vista, XP). However, the game has some bugs on Windows 8 and later versions. I can ...
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Windows 10 64 bit - Stuck in 16 bit colour depth

Recently I tried to install a game on my PC which is not compatible with Windows 10. Upon running the game my monitor started to flash ridiculously fast and left a burn on the screen for a while. ...
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Change color depth in KDE?

So I was running a game trough wine and it changed my resolution and color depth. Was easy to get the resolution back to normal but can't find any way to change the color depth back. How do I do it ...
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Scanning old papers in TIFF format. Is scanning at 48-bit color worth it?

I am currently scanning old papers with some notes on them using an Epson V370 scanner. I want the output files to be TIFFs, however I am not sure which bit depth to choose. One of the papers has ...
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Why set more bits per channel than the screen supports?

AMD CCC has a "preferred color depth" option that has BPC (Bits Per Channel) values of 8 and 10 and 12. I've set it to the least BPC in order to try to increase fps rendering. (I suspect the screen is ...
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Virtual terminal with at least 16bit color?

It's 2013 and there should be terminals with more than 256 colors by now (you'd think). Are there any terminals with more than 8bit colors (usually from 8 bit we jump to 16bit) to use with linux? ...
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How can control the color depth for RealVNC on Macintosh?

I'm running RealVNC enterprise edition 5 on Macintosh but what is normally a grey background of my editor window is now a pink or purple color. It almost looks as if the color depth is limited to 256 ...
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Hexidecimal color value to web-smart color

Anyone know of a tool which can convert a standard hexadecimal color value to the closest possible web-smart color?
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Clipboard colour depth - embedding image into an application

I would like to paste screen-captures (obtained using the Print Screen key) into an old version of Lotus Notes (version 4.5.7). This does work, but the problem is that the images that are then ...
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Should I embed the sRGB color profile in JPEG files?

I have a large (growing) collection of scanned images. They are TIFF files, mostly 48 bit with the Adobe RGB color space. This color profile is integrated in the files. When such a file is opened in ...
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Colour depth is set too low on Windows 7

When my computer boots up, the desktop display is alright until the windows desktop icons load. The display resolution then changes to 256 colours and I have to set the colour to true colour 32 bit. ...
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Imagemagick convert creates monochrome output only

I have a book scan as a pdf. When I open it with Adobe Reader, it looks like grayscale. When I open it with IrfanView, it looks like grayscale, and the Information option tells me that the image is ...
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Radeon 68xx, 69xx cards and support for 10-bit color over displayport

10-bit color, aka "Deep Color" is a scheme where 10 bits are used for each color channel. This makes for a 30 bit RGB implementation. IE: red: 10 bits green: 10 bits blue: 10 bits total: 30 bits ...
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How can I set the color depth to 8-bit in Windows XP?

How can I set my resolution to use 8-bit color on Windows XP? I can only pick 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color. I know 8-bit is possible because if I have two monitors, and I run a really old game ...
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What's the difference between 48-bit depth and 24-bit depth in a scanner?

What's the difference between 48-bit depth and 24-bit depth in a scanner? I'm about to purchase a printer/scanner combo but there is a little difference between two possible candidates. One has 48 ...
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Better color depth using Terminal Services from a high res client

I've got myself a new screen running a resolution of 2560 x 1440. When I start a Remote Desktop Connection I set the Display configuration to "Full screen" and the Color depth to 24 bit. But once ...
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How to change the color depth in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on a Dell C600 and the highest available resolution is 800x600. From my previous I remember 1024x768 would work after setting the colour depth to 16bit, but there is no ...
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How do I configure my monitor/operating system for optimal color display?

I'm a web developer, and for a hobby I take photos and edit them on my computer. I've found that sometimes I miss stuff on my own monitor that are apparent on other monitors (aliased edges that didn't ...
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