To cycle the colours in a palette
1) On the Options menu, click Colour Palette.
2) Select the Cycle colours check box.
You can also shift the colour values manually by dragging the slider's knob.
- While colour cycling is fundamentally a 256-colour operation, Fractal eXtreme's colour cycling is fully functional in 64K (high colour) and 16 million (true colour) colour modes. Although colour cycling in these modes requires redrawing the images, this happens very quickly and performance is quite respectable on most graphics cards.
- Colours cycle slower in higher colour depths, such as 24-bit displays.
- Colour cycling totally controls the system colour palette (refusing even to share its colours with other running applications), which will force other paletted applications to redraw themselves. This can make them look very unattractive (due to the small number of colours left to them), but it will allow colour cycling to proceed at top speed. This is the only way to do colour cycling. Note that a backdrop image, if visible, makes use of the system palette, and therefore causes these problems.
- Colour cycling stops whenever the Colour Palette window becomes inactive, such as when another window is activated.