Dithering is a color reproduction technique in which dots or pixels are arranged in
such a way that allows us to perceive more colors than are actually used. This method of
"creating" a large color palette with a limited set of colors is often used in
computer images, television and the printing industry.
The graphic illustrations below show how a full color image can been approximated by
using only a few colors. As magnification is increased, see how each color seen is broken
down to a combination of the primary colors used in the dither pattern.
|Dithered Image at 100% scale
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