bit plane

Definitions

Computing

  • noun one layer of a multiple-layer image in which each layer defines one colour of each pixel

Electronics

  • In a computer memory, each of the bitmaps within a color image represented by a three-dimensional array of bits. The number of these bitmaps, or planes, determines the number of colors that are represented. For instance, eight bit planes results in 28 or 256 colors.

Publishing

  • noun memory which stores the bits that make up a picture
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