Adafruit_ImageReader loads color .BMP images from SD card to most of our color displays (TFT and color OLED).
We’ve had BMP-loading examples for a long time, but this new library now centralizes all that code. Any bug fixes or new features (like additional image formats), every display will then pick up automatically when you update the library. Previously we had been copying-and-pasting BMP code among different display library examples, and all those different versions diverged over time. We’re going through the examples and eliminating those one by one, replacing with equivalent examples in Adafruit_ImageReader instead.
This can be installed through the Arduino Library Manager. Sketch→Include Library→Manage Libraries…
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.