[techtalk] Problems w/Gimp

Jeff Dike jdike at karaya.com
Sat Nov 20 12:36:06 EST 1999

> X also allows applicatons to use their own colormaps, and switch them
> with X's colormap when they want to.  However, if two programs use
> different colormaps, their colors will map differently, so gray in one
> will be purple in another, which is what GIMp is doing.  This is
> perfectly normal, and longtime X-on-displays-that-can-only-do-256-color
> s users have pretty much gotten used to it

Right.  And the technical term for this is "colormap flashing".  "Technicolor" 
is another.


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