Some weeks after we added color support for our epaper component we are announcing also support for 7 color epapers and demo Firmware to render a full color bitmap on this displays.
Rendered using 3x3 dither mode in a Waveshare 4.01 7 color Acep epaper
Of course it does not look like a high resolution color picture, the dither mode reduces the colors to 4 bits per pixel, also 16 colors, but the Epaper supports only less than half: 7 colors. So there is no wonder that the colors look a bit washed out and could only look better in a big epaper and looking it from some distance. But we need to face reality here: this Eink displays are designed for price labels. Not really meant to display a full color picture,p. Not even the full color phone Hisense A5 does it. It renders more colors than 607 but is still not photo quality.
Class in our IDF component:
For a 7 color example that can render either a 4 bits per pixel or 24 bmp example please check cale-7-color.cpp example in the same repository.