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How to specify output path for an image file?

Gaurav Pawar
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Joined: Sep 12, 2006
Posts: 37
Hi all,
I have an application deployed on tomcat. The application is supposed to generate an Image file (myImage.png).

I want to display this image on a JSP page. When i run the application the image file is not generated in any of tomcat folder hierarchy.

The way i have specified the output path for the image is



How do i specify path so that this image is output in my tomcat/webapps/app folder?

Thank you in advance.
Regards,
Gaurav
Ben Souther
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Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

If the image is not under your webapp's directory structure, you'll need to write a servlet that streams the image to the browser.

This is not difficult.
I have an example app that does this.
http://simple.souther.us
Look for SimpleStream.

In that app, I'm using getResourceAsStream to read image files under the webapp's directory structure but hidden from the web under WEB-INF.

In your case, you will have to use java.io.FileReader to read your image files but, otherwise, everything should be the same.


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