Color Modes

AliveColors allows to modify the color depth and the color space of an image. To view the list of available color modes, go to the Control Panel and select Image -> Mode.

The program offers 4 color modes:


In this menu, you can also adjust the color depth: 8 bits per channel, 16-bit per channel, or 32 bits per channel.

To display the colors on the screen in the RGB mode, three colors/channels are used. In images with 8 bits/channel, each color channel can have 256 variations (28 = 256). Therefore the three channels can reproduce up to 16.8 million colors per pixel (2563).

With images with 16 bits/channel and 32 bits/channel, even more colors can be reproduced per pixel.