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Hello, I was just in need of some code to extract individual components out of a 16-bit colour. I can write to a 16-bit DirectDraw surface, and I can read from it. But when I read a certain 16-bit pixel into a 16-bit variable, how do I extract the Red, Green and Blue components that make up that colour? I know that this is a simple question of logic and the howtos of programming, but I just can''t do it right. Any help would be appreciated, Thank you very much,

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Hi

pixelformat: 1.5.5.5
#define R555(color) (color >> 10)
#define G555(color) ((color & 0x3E0) >> 5)
#define B555(color) (color & 0x1F)

pixelformat: 5.6.5
#define R565(color) (color >> 11)
#define G565(color) ((color & 0x7E0) >> 6)
#define B565(color) (color & 0x1F)

hope that helps

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