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How to send Image over IP Socket?

Jon Campbell

Joined: Nov 21, 2006
Posts: 5
I've got an Applet that you can paste an image into on the client browser, and I've got IP Sockets communication with the server working, but how do you send the Image over the Socket stream?

Thanks much,
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 39547
Welcome to JavaRanch.

A java.awt.Image object can't be sent over the wire, so you'll need to send the array of pixels instead, e.g. by serializing it. Getting the pixels would require the use of java.awt.image.PixelGrabber in the applet, and reconstructing the image on the server (if that's necessary) would involve java.awt.image.MemoryImageSource.

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corey uptain

Joined: Dec 18, 2006
Posts: 1
but if you can allready copy n paste with applet do you even need java?

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