Yeah, that picture you see above is composed of nearly 17 million colours, 16.8 million, to be exact. Take a long look and breathe in the complete splash of colours; This is the closest you will ever get to your eyes popping out of their sockets.
That image, has been entirely computer generated and why stop at 16.8 million colours you ask (You’re crazy!)? Well, that is because that is the maximum limit set by current 24 bit RGB technology. From New Scientist:
“In 24-bit colour, each of these three components has an intensity value from 0 to 255 (256 x 256 x 256 = 16,777,216).”
The image was a result of an online coding competition for which you had to write a program that would generate an image with each pixel having a unique colour.
Many entries came, but only a few were worthy. Finally, József Fejes was declared the winner due to the interesting pictures his program generated ( Including the one above. )
“At first I didn’t really know if it was going to end up looking beautiful or not, it was just an interesting programming challenge for me,” József says. “I was very surprised at how beautiful it turned out to be.”
You still aren’t experiencing the full blast of 16.8 million collours right on your face. You need to have a 4096*4096 pixels display of sufficient size along with full colour accuracy to actually experience the might of 16.8 million colours in all their glory.