10k linear pots read 0-255 x4

I have a pro mini with two 10k linear pots hooked up to A0 and A1.
Both pots work fine, but their analogRead values, rather than 0-1023 go, 0-255 0-255 0-255 0-255

Does anyone know why this is happening?

here's the sketch.

//Analog Potentiometers
const uint8_t saturation = A1;
uint8_t saturationLevel = 0;
const uint8_t volume = A0;
uint8_t volumeLevel = 0;

void setup() {
  pinMode(saturation, INPUT);
  pinMode(volume, INPUT);
  Serial.begin (9600);

void loop() {
  volumeLevel = analogRead(volume);
  saturationLevel = analogRead(saturation);

  Serial.print("saturation: ");
  Serial.print("volume: ");


uint8_t saturationLevel = 0;An 8 bit variable can hold no more than 256 distinct values. Declare the variables to be int instead.

AH! Thank you so much.
I didn't think to second guess my variable type.

Many thanks.