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256 grays or greys

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Type: Term
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256 Grays refers to when the computer uses 8-bits of information per pixel and shades of gray from black to white are being stored / displayed.
8 bits can store 256 unique values from 0 to 255 and so an 8-bit grayscale image will contain pixels that can be one of 0 to 255.

See Also

Term: Grayscale or Greyscale
Term: Bit depth
Term: Indexed Color