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saving canvas as an image

mario tan

Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 10
Hi guys!

I am a beginner in designing a java application and I posted this message because I knew you guys can help me. Just want to ask if how could you save a canvas in a java application as an image (i.e .gif, .jpeg, etc.)?

Could you gave me a simple and brief example for doing this?


thejaswini ramesh
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Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 74
Hi Mario,
I too am a beginner...seeing your post i just remembered i had to do this once.Am not sure if you want to write a code to save your application as a gif.I think this link may be useful:

In my case i needed the image of a GUI as a .gif file to insert in the help menu.For this you can capture the screen with shift+printscreen and edit it with some editor like paint and then save the image.Hope this is useful to you.

Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Saving a Generated Graphic to a PNG or JPEG File

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