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LiveCode Mobile Development Beginner's Guide by Colin Holgate

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Chapter 5. Making a Jigsaw Puzzle Application

Picture this…

So far we've been dealing with a lot of text, or calling on mobile OS features. Those are neat things, but they're not that visual. If you were longing to mess around with pictures and image data, your time has come!

LiveCode isn't naturally a graphics powerhouse, and its way of handling image data (often referred to as "bitmap data" by other tools) is somewhat unusual, in that it effectively stores the pixels of an image as a series of single byte characters to represent the red, green, and blue values of each pixel. Handling of a final image is quite flexible, but in order to create something along the lines of a jigsaw puzzle we need to understand the image data format.

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