About the Work Canvas
Bitmap2LCD is a software tool for programming small Graphic LCDs in embedded systems and a programmable text and graphic processing tool.
The WORK CANVAS (blue arrow) is a monochrome only , grayscale only or color graphic editor
The allowed type and number of “colors” in the WORK CANVAS are defined in the OUTPUT AND SETTINGS main menu at the left side in the screen shot below.
The COLOR PICKER at the right, is changing according to the above mentioned “color depth” setting, and if it is a color WORK CANVAS like for example 4096 colors that is currently selected, the picked color in the color picker, will be the nearest color found in the internal default or custom 4096 colors palette. There are color palettes for 8, 16, 256, 4096 65535, 262k Colors.
When you import a color graphic into the WORK CANVAS, it will be converted to “color depth” defined in the OUTPUT AND SETTINGS main menu.