palette swap

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Verb[edit]

palette swap (third-person singular simple present palette swaps, present participle palette swapping, simple past and past participle palette swapped)

  1. (computer graphics, video games) To change the color palette used to render a palettized image.
    • 2007, GameAxis Unwired (April 2007)
      While there's a decent variety of enemy types in the game, those same enemies also tend to get palette swapped as the game progresses.

Noun[edit]

palette swap (plural palette swaps)

  1. (computer graphics, video games) An image that is the same as another but rendered with a different colour palette.
    Nintendo's Luigi character started out as a palette swap of Mario.