Robert P. Munafo, 1996 Feb 7.
Dithering is the technique of applying a complex function to an image, the effect of which is to display the image in a limited Palette while accurately conveys colors or tones which are not in the palette. The function used for dithering will usually depend on one or more of the following: the desired color, the position of the pixel in the grid, the values of neighboring pixels, and random factors.
Most good dithering techniques incorporate a graceful tradeoff that enables areas with low detail to have a high degree of subtlety in color/grayscale, while areas of high detail retain their full clarity.
From the Mandelbrot Set Glossary and Encyclopedia, by Robert Munafo, (c) 1987-2023.
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