Re: NOVA 15,16bpp

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 1998 23:54:12 +0100

On Sun, 29 Mar 1998, Petr Stehlik wrote:

> please could anyone tell me the difference between 15 and 16 bpp on NOVA
> (32k and 65k colors)? Both the programming and user difference, if

65K has twice as many colours ;-) If you're using pure VDI then
there's no difference between these formats except the number of

> possible. I.e. the most important question: why would one use 32k
> colors? Is it faster/more compatible/easier to program than true 16bpp?

Some programs which bypass the VDI when building/converting
images (e.g. ImageCopy 4) doesn't work properly in 16bit, but
fine in 15bit. I use 15bit all the time, as the difference between 5
and 6 bit resolution in green is to small to notice.

** Jo Even Skarstein
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