How to force a bitmap to be 8 bit
Posted on 1998-02-05
My program makes bitmaps which use a custom 256 color palette. I use the bitmap routines in Delphi for creating and saving the bitmaps. When Windows is set up in 24 bit color mode, the bitmaps are saved as 24 bits, making them 3 times bigger than necessary. How can force them to be 8 bit?