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Reading color of individual pixels in bitmap(allegro)

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I'm trying to create a program that will make a mosaic like picture by reading the color of a pixel and surrounding pixels, thereby determining what that area's color should be; then I'd make a new bitmap made up of other bitmaps . So how can i read a pixels color in a bitmap using allegro?

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How you do depends on what kind of bitmap you've got. This page should give you details.

Edit: you can also use getpixel(), but that tends to be less efficient than direct memory access.

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i looked there but im not sure how read_line can determine the color of a pixel. i think getpixel is actually the thing i wanted though.

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If you can guarantee that it's a memory bitmap (like, calling create_memory_bitmap()), your_bitmap->line[y][x] is the fastest way. Otherwise, you'd need to use some form of getpixel().

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