This Java applet shows how red, green and blue images can be composited back into a multicolor image. It is an illustration of the RGB color model: by adding different amounts of the three fundamental colors, you can produce (in this program) one million different shades ("True Color" on a computer monitor is considered to be 224 = 16,777,216 shades, although professional photographers work with 248, or over 281 trillion shades!).

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