1.8" tft joystick microSD Shield + IR JPEG Camera

Hi,

Just wanted to ask about how to display jpegs on the 1.8" tft (if its possible)?

The reason being that there are jpeg camera's out there for arduino. So Im wondering about a project where I take a photo with the IR jpeg camera and display it on the 1.8" tft screen.

  1. Can the tft shield display jpegs?

  2. If it cant, does this mean I have to convert my jpeg to bmp? If so, is there a library which might already have that functionality in it that I could use?

  3. If you know of a project that already does this, can you point me towards that tutorial?

Thanks

  1. Can the tft shield display jpegs?

No.

2) does this mean I have to convert my jpeg to bmp?

In theory yes.

If so, is there a library which might already have that functionality in it that I could use?

No an Arduino is an 8 bit processor, it has nether the processing power nor the memory to decode jpegs.

  1. If you know of a project that already does this, can you point me towards that tutorial?

See the answer to 2)

So the only thing I can do with the 1.8" Tft is display bmps or draw vector images and text?

That is about the size of it.