HTML | Screen colorDepth Property

The Screen colorDepth property is used to return the bit depth of the color palette for displaying images, in bits per pixel.

The possible values are :

  • 1 bit per pixel
  • 4 bits per pixel
  • 8 bits per pixel
  • 15 bits per pixel
  • 16 bits per pixel
  • 24 bits per pixel
  • 32 bits per pixel
  • 48 bits per pixel

Syntax :


Below program illustrates the Screen colorDepth Property :

Getting the width of the user screen.





<!DOCTYPE html>
      Screen colorDepth property in HTML
        h1 {
            color: green;
        h2 {
            font-family: Impact;
        body {
            text-align: center;
    <h2>Screen colorDepth property</h2>
      or returning the color depth, double
      click the "Colour Depth" button:
    <button ondblclick="color_depth()">
      Color Depth
    <p id="depth"></p>
        function color_depth() {
            var c = 
                "Color Depth in bits per pixel : "
                            + screen.colorDepth;
            document.getElementById("depth").innerHTML = c;



After clicking the button

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Screen colorDepth are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari

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