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Difference of opinion

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Difference of opinion

My Graphics software tells me I have "16bit True colour" set. Desktop/properties/display properties/settings says it's "32bit High colour" Which is right?
Whichever one is set-up, the other one always goes to the other setting...odd!!
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Re: Difference of opinion

I believe your graphics software is offering an alternative mode to change to, rather than displaying the currently selected mode. This is only a guess however. If you select it in the graphics software does it change the mode?
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Re: Difference of opinion

Well, there's the $64,000 question, actually seeing the difference between high and true colour can be quite fanciful but, no I don't "think" the graphics software actually changes anything at all, which probably bears out your theory.
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Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: Difference of opinion

That terminology looks wrong for both descriptions. Are you sure you got the true/high colours the right way around
High colour normally refers to a 16 bit pallet allowing up to 65000 colours.
True colour normally refers to a 24 bit pallet allowing 16 million colours but normally graphics cards now use 32 bit pallets for true colour.