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ImageIO.write - TIF and BMP - Zero bytes

ramesh agarwal

Joined: Jun 10, 2008
Posts: 19
I executed the code below from:

The generated files are ok except for BMP and TIF are zero bytes each.

What could be the problem? I am using JDK 1.6.0
Rob Spoor

Joined: Oct 27, 2005
Posts: 19781

TIF is quite logical, that's not supported by default (check ImageIO.getWriterFormatNames()). BMP is though, at least on my machine.

I've even tried the following: Yet somehow, even though they are supported, BMP and WBMP give empty files. Odd indeed.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42908
Interesting. I'm getting zero-length BMP/WBMP in Java 5 on OS X as well. I was in the past successful in generating BMPs using ImageIO, though.

Info on how to TIFF-enable ImageIO
Craig Wood
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Joined: Jan 14, 2004
Posts: 1535
See Converting Images to BMP/WMBP for some subtleties.
I agree. Here's the link:
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