Article ID: 64190 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q64190
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Microsoft Windows allows you to run Windows applications that have 256- color support built into them; however, the graphics card and the Windows screen driver must support 256 colors. Windows applications that do not have 256-color support built into them are unable to use the 256-color support of Windows. For example, if you are using an application such as Paintbrush and you have only 16 colors, your 16-color limitation may occur because the graphics card or the screen driver only supports 16 colors.
Each Windows application is written to support a maximum number of colors. For example, Microsoft Paintbrush supports 256 colors; however, Microsoft PowerPoint supports 16.8 million colors.
Color support for Windows applications is determined by the following:
Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.