Image Converter 565 is a tool that can convert images into the formats required for UTFT libraries for Arduino and chipKit. UTFT is a library that allows you to use TFT LCD modules with Arduino and chipKit boards. Image Converter 565 can convert images to .c or .raw files that can be used with UTFT functions.
In this article, we will show you how to download and use Image Converter 565 to convert your images for UTFT projects.
Step 1: Download Image Converter 565
Image Converter 565 is an online tool that can be accessed from the following link: [^1^]. You don't need to install anything on your computer, just open the link in your browser.
Step 2: Select the picture you want to convert
On the Image Converter 565 webpage, you will see a section where you can upload your picture. Click on the \"Browse\" button and select the picture you want to convert from your computer. The supported file formats are .png, .jpg and .gif. The maximum file size is 300KB. You should also make sure that you have resized the image to the correct size before you upload it, as this converter will not do any resizing for you.
Step 3: Select the output format
Below the upload section, you will see two options for the output format: .c file or .raw file. Select the one that suits your needs. A .c file is a C source code file that contains an array of pixel values that can be used with UTFT functions like drawBitmap(). A .raw file is a binary file that contains raw pixel data that can be used with UTFT functions like loadBitmap().
Step 4: Click on \"Make File\" and download the converted file
After selecting the output format, click on the \"Make File\" button and wait for the conversion to finish. You will see a link to download the converted file below the button. Click on the link and save the file to your computer.
Step 5: Use the converted file with UTFT library
Now you have a converted image file that can be used with UTFT library. You can copy the file to your Arduino or chipKit sketch folder and include it in your code. For example, if you have a .c file named image.c, you can include it like this: