Kbase Article of the Week: AppleWorks for Windows: Importing Pictures Changes Bit Depth »

Apple Support:

When I import a 24-bit image in AppleWorks for Windows when the color is set to 8-bit (256 colors), the image is dithered to 256 colors. When the document is saved and opened with the color set to 24 or 32-bit, the image still appears to be only 256 colors. Can you help?

AppleWorks for Windows does indeed change the color depth of imported graphics. To work around this, set the color depth to the maximum before importing pictures. The image will be imported with correct bit depth. The image will be dithered on those systems with smaller bit depths but will display properly on systems with matching or greater bit depths.