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In article <p6cia6$e88$1@dont-email.me>, Mayayana<mayayana@invalid.nospam> wrote:

> | - 32bpp: each pixel is stored in a DWORD storage. i.e. 1 pixel per 4 
> bytes.
> |
>    I think that's the point of confusion. Monitors
> and graphics drivers talk about 32-bit display and
> that term is common, but there's actually no such
> thing.

yes there is.

> It's 24-bit color. The other byte is for
> transparency data, 

not always.

cmyk is 32bpp or 64bpp with four components per pixel, none of which
are transparency. for hexachrome, there's 6 components per pixel. 

you're also assuming each component is one byte. that's no longer true
(and hasn't been for years). most modern apps use 2 bytes per component
(48bpp or 64bpp) or floating point components.

> so that Microsoft could show
> their semi-transparent techno- kitsch windows on
> Win7 and make people think they were getting
> something new. :)

it's much more than just that.