Density difference (e.g. color depth or possible pixel values) for a digital image. Describes the number of possible colors or gray shades that can be included in a particular image. 8-bit images can represent as many as 256 colors; 24-bit image can represent approximately 16 million colors. In design software, using a high dynamic range setting allows you to portray a much greater range of tonal detail than a given camera could capture in a single photo.
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