- Color depth is the number of colors that each pixel can display.
- Color depth is also referred to as pixel depth or bit depth.
- The higher the color depth, the more colors an image can display which determines overall picture quality.
- For instance, to watch high dynamic range films such as Bluray requires a 10-bit color depth.
- This means 10 bits are used to encode the red, green, and blue colors for each pixel in the image.
- A 10-bit color depth results in a range of 1.07 billion possible colors to display images.
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