how to make a 8 bit picture? Answered

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well i am in some need of 8 bit pictures and i dont know how to make them out of higher quality pictures any program that can do this and hopefully free

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You can do it with MSpaint like this:
Save your picture as a 256 colour bitmap.
In the Save As Dialogue box, open the Drop Down menu that's next to Save As Type...
and select 256 colour bitmap.

8 bit colour just means it has a maximum of 256 different colours.
To make an image 8 bit, you can draw your cartoon, then use photoshop
Open image.
Image->Mode->Indexed colour
Choose 256 colours.