Edit: Oops, missed this part in the docs:
Looks like I'll nix image support for now. Curious if any type of runtime image conversion would be possible in future.
Leaving initial post up for anyone else wondering similar things in future:
I'm working on an e-reader that can parse .epub files. epubs are just zip archives. I'd like users to be able to use .epubs natively, so I'm unzipping the archive at runtime, then parsing and displaying the xhtml within.
When I unzip the archive, I also have access to the image files within, but I am unable to load these with
gfx.image.new() due to an error
wrong file type: no header.
Is this because these images have not been converted at compile time to a playdate-friendly format? Is there a work-around here?