With the release of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Mac computers supported monitors with 30-bit color depth, including displays of the new iMac 5K. About it reports the portal of the German Mac & i.
Thanks to the new graphic driver latest version of OS X, compatible monitors connected to the Apple computer, capable of displaying over a billion colors. Although most screens are still limited to 24-bit color depth – 8-bit per channel – top models boast of even higher quality color reproduction. The format of 30-bit, allowing to encode more colors than able to distinguish between the eyes of the average user, important for animators, designers, printers and other specialists.
Earlier operating system Apple provided color not more than 8 bits per channel. Windows has supported 10-bit color depth back in 2009 with the release of Windows 7.
It is worth noting that the new encoding format color even on a new iMac only to Apple apps “View” and “Photo”. Other software tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro still does not support it.
The first update to OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan was released on October 21. It improves the stability and compatibility with Apple computers and is recommended for all users. In this release the developers have prepared a fix basic errors public OS, as well as improvements in productivity. The release also improves compatibility with the office Suite Microsoft Office 2016 and contains an extensive collection of emoticons.