Problems Using Saved Colors with 256-Color Bitmap

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When you are using Microsoft Paint, you cannot use a palette that yousaved with the Save Colors command to edit a 256-color bitmap. If youload the saved palette with the Get Colors command, choose a color fromthe saved palette, then use that color to edit the 256-color bitmap, thecolor that appears is different than the color you chose.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows 95. Weare researching this problem and will post new information here in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
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Note that the Get Colors command may be unavailable on the Options menu inPaint if you are using a 256-color palette. This occurs because the 256-color palette is fixed and cannot accommodate new colors. If your systemsupports more than 256 colors, follow these steps to enable the Get Colorscommand:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Display.
  2. Click the Settings tab.
  3. In the Color Palette box, click a setting with more than 256 colors.

    NOTE: If your system does not support more than 256 colors, you will not be able to select a higher setting.
  4. Click OK.
After you make this change, you may still experience the symptomsdescribed in this article.

Article ID: 130295 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 11:37:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Windows 95

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