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colin shuker
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Joined: Apr 11, 2005
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Hi, I have an application which lets you load images from your desktop.
Using the code...

Where path would be something like "res/images/cars/ferrari.jpg"
Also the res folder is in the same directory as the project.

I know I can use jpg(jpeg),png,gif.
Are there any others? I couldn't seem to get bmp to work.

Thanks
Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
On the page How to Use Icons the supported formats are listed in the first paragraph. It is repeated at the bottom under the header The Image Icon API, first section Setting, Getting, and Painting the Image Icon's Image, top box on the right.
The newer ImageIO class offers more flexibility in formats. Support for the bmp and wbmp formats was introduced in j2se 1.5 and gif support came in j2se 1.6
For an introduction see Loading and Saving Images With the Image I/O Library. It shows you how to determine which formats are supported in your version.
 
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