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FAQ > Color Cycling 8bit Art > Q: What special function is used for the white color? Most palettes seem to have a bunch of them, i.e. Jungle Waterfall, the rain pixels are white when they are not used but i can't see them

 

A: This question should have been largely answered above, but I will add that most of these palletes contain at least a few rows of empty space, either because that space is reserved for effects not used at that time of day or weather condition, or because I simply didn’t need all the available palette space to do everything that needed doing in that image. I never just ‘expanded’ into extra available palette space if it wasn’t clearly needed, because there was always the possibility that we would want to add some other feature to the image later, and need the excess space to do it. These pictures were all about maximum economy - unlike a lot of graphics in this age of gigs and gigs of space for everything…