A pixel (picture element, px) is the primary unit of bitmap graphics. It represents a single point on a graphical grid. It hold values of color (0-255) and possibly alpha (visibility).

Pixel Art

Pixel art is the art of creating digital graphics out of pixels. It began during early development of computers when graphics had to use a limited amount of color and space. It shares both a visual and practical similarity with cross-stitching.

Cat, Evil Clown, Pepper, Pencil, Frog, Pike Fish, 1-bit crossstitch

Color Encoding

A disadvantage of 332 and 565 are their lack of gamma correction - all components have a similar-ish intensity of color.

All RGB values of 332, All RGB values of drummy palette


A palette is a set limitation/selection of specific colors for stylistic purposes or due to technological limitation.