Can I use a micro SD card to show my own images/videos?

Yes, you can. There is a micro SD input available on the back of the Canvas. These can be used to store and display images on the Canvas.

Supported images/videos are: jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, svg, gif, mp4, mov.

Only 4 playlists can be used on a single SD device. However, there is no limit on how many images each playlist can contain.

To get started, follow these steps:

  1. Add a folder to your drive called “meural1”. You can also use “meural2”, “meural3”, and “meural4”—you can upload four folders at a time.

  2. Copy your images into that folder. The image file should read “image name.[filetype]” for example “italy.jpeg”, and should use only alphanumeric characters. If you're adding thumbnails for images, just make sure they are 120 x 68 (pixels) for horizontal and 68 x 120 (pixels) for vertical.

  3. If you want to see thumbnails of your image when you wave through that playlist, create a file that reads “image name.[filetype].thumb”—for example “italy.jpeg.thumb”

  4. Turn your Canvas off and on again.

  5. If it's not already on the screen, wave down to access the menu, and select 'Browse playlists'. The SD playlists should be at the top.

Occasionally, Mac users uploading with an SD card may come across a problem where, for every uploaded image, one "missing" image comes up (usually just a blank or black image). To fix this issue, please do the following:
 
  1. Open Terminal, by clicking on the magnifying glass in the upper-right hand corner of your desktop. Type "Terminal" and hit enter.

  2. Within Terminal, type "dot_clean " (including the space at the end).

  3. In your Finder, go to the SD card folder (for example, "meural1"), and drag it into the Terminal window. Hit enter.