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  • Dither — To simulate a color that is not part of the current palette on-screen (or in print) by combining pixels of different colors close to each other. Viewed from a distance, it gives the effect of the color. Viewed closely, the dots are visible. Dithering can give a noisy appearance to a picture on-screen, but it often can be avoided by selecting non-dithering colors that are compatible with different browsers and platforms. See RGB and Creating Small, Fast-Loading Graphics for Web Pages for more help with this. DitheredcolorMagnified8 times