GLCD Bitmap Converter v1.7
Convert any bitmaps or icons to C file
Bitmaps are often used in embedded system. The bitmap data can be quite large. It is time-consuming and inefficient to generate these bitmaps manually, especially if you are dealing with images of considerable size and with multiple shades of gray or colors. So you need a tool which can do accurate color conversion and automatically generates C files from bitmaps.
GLCD Bitmap Converter is such a tool you want, which helps you convert any bitmaps or icons from a PC format to a C file representing that image for your embedded project.
Released: May 29, 2017
Runs On: Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)
Benefit from version 1.7
- Accurate color conversion: convert the bitmaps to appropriate format so that the resulting C code is not unnecessarily large. Reduce the memory consumption.
- Universal picture formats supported
- More functions: flip horizontally or vertically, rotate, and invert colors.
- Faster performance
Generating C files from bitmaps
When using full-color bitmaps, it will be necessary to convert the image into a palette format, so that the generated C file is not excessively large. The basic procedure for using the bitmap converter is illustrated step by step below:
Step 1: Start Bitmap ConverterBitmap Converter is opened as an empty window
Step 2: Load a bitmap file
Step 3: Convert the bitmap
Step 4: Save the bitmap as a C file.
The primary reason for converting the color format of a bitmap is to reduce memory consumption. The most common way of doing this is by using the option
Best Palette, which customizes the palette of a particular bitmap to include only the colors which are used in the image. It is especially useful with full-color bitmaps in order to make the palette as small as possible while still fully supporting the image.
For certain applications, it may be more efficient to use a fixed color palette. For example, suppose a bitmap in full-color mode is to be shown on a display which supports only 16 gray scales. It would be a waste of memory to keep the image in the original format, since it would only appear as 16 gray scales on the display. The full-color bitmap can be converted into a 16bpp-grayscale, 4bpp bitmap for maximum efficiency.
The procedure for color conversion would be as follows:
Step 1: Load a bitmap file
Step 2: Convert the bitmap
Step 3: Conversion is done.
Download and Order
- Download: Click the
Downoadbutton to download the latest version 1.7
- Order: The price of GLCD Bitmap Converter (single user license) is USD $79.00
"A great tool! It's very easy to use and I appreciate the accurate conversion."
- Richard J Marcotte