Bitmapped Images

We'll continue our discussion of images by concentrating on an important class of images called bitmapped images, or simply bitmaps. Fastgraph includes functions to display, retrieve, and manipulate monochrome, 256-color, and direct color bitmaps, plus legacy support for 16-color bitmaps.

Displaying bitmaps is an essential part of animation with Fastgraph. While image files are useful for displaying backgrounds or importing pictures from other sources, an animation sequence can only achieve its speed through Fastgraph's bitmap display and block transfer functions.

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