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  1. #1
    duplicity is offline Member
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    Question Cant put a in a image.

    :confused:I am looking to put in a image into this app that I am working on in class but every were i have looked online has not helped me. I can’t get a pick to work inside this code could someone help me I would like to put a image file name in, but I don’t even know where to start.....
    Java Code:
    package Java;
    import java.awt.Color;		//color class 
    import java.awt.Graphics;	//primitive graphics class 
    import java.awt.Graphics2D; 	//Extends Graphics class
    import java.awt.Rectangle;	//Rectangles class
    import java.awt.geom.Ellipse2D;  //Ellipse and circle class
    import java.awt.geom.Line2D; 	//Line class
    import javax.swing.JPanel;
    import javax.swing.JComponent;
    public class FaceComponent extends JComponent
    	//Place drawing instructions inside this method
    	public void paintComponent(Graphics g)
    		Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D) g;  //Make graphics 2D
    		drawGrid(g2);  //Draw grid to make it easier to create component
    		Ellipse2D.Double head = new Ellipse2D.Double(5, 10, 100, 150); //Construct oval head (x, y, width, height)
    		g2.draw(head);             //Draw head
    		Line2D.Double eye1 = new Line2D.Double(25, 70, 45, 90); 	//Construct left eye (x1, y1, x2, y2)
    		Line2D.Double eye2 = new Line2D.Double(85, 70, 65, 90);	 //Construct right eye (x1, y1, x2, y2)
    		Rectangle mouth = new Rectangle(30, 130, 50, 5);	 	//Construct mouth (x, y, width, height)
    		g2.setColor(Color.RED);			//Color of mouth
    		g2.fill(mouth);				//Fill mouth with red
    		g2.drawString("Hello, Class!!!", 5, 175); //Draw greeting (“message”, x, y)
    	public void drawGrid(Graphics2D g2)
    		// The following two for loops draw a grid on the screen to help you 
    		// position your object.  Once you have finished your object, you can 
    		// comment out the calling of this method
    		//Draw horizontal lines
    		for (int i=50; i<=600; i=i+50)
    			g2.drawString(""+i, 5, i);
    			Line2D.Double horizonalLine = new Line2D.Double(5, i, 700, i);	
    		//Draw vertical lines
    		for (int i=50; i<=600; i=i+50)
    			g2.drawString(""+i, i, 10);
    			Line2D.Double horizonalLine = new Line2D.Double(i, 10, i, 700);	
    		//**End of grid
    I am so lost please help
    Thanks in advance.

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    camickr is offline Senior Member
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    The method to use is drawImage. Set the forum/net, there are plenty of examples out there.

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    zweibieren is offline Senior Member
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    Here's how I do it:

    a) the image is stored in a subdirectory of where the code is;
    for code in project, the image is in

    b) I have this utility method in Utils

    Java Code:
    /** Fetches an image from the class directory's /image/ directory.
     * NB: The class must be "built" so the images are
     * copied from the src/ directory to the  build/ directory
     * @param path  Path of resource, realtive to the .class file's directory
     * Typically,  images are in a subdirectory of the class directory
     * and the path is of the form "images/icon.ext"
     * where ext is for an icon (ico) or an image (gif, png, or jpg).
     * @param description  The description of the icon for accessible contexts
     * @return  An Image, or null if there is an error.
    static public Image fetchImageResource(String path,
                                              String description) { imgURL = Tagger.class.getResource(path);
    	Image o = null;
    	if (imgURL != null) try {
    		o =;
    	} catch (IOException ex) { }  // defer to error message below
    	if (o != null) return o;
    	log.severe("Couldn't load image resource: " + path);
    	return null;
    (Note that the log.severe() call could be changed to System.out.println()

    c) To load the image:
    Java Code:
    static final Image cat = Utils.fetchImageResource("images/cat.jpg", "my first cat");
    d) For paint() to display the image at x,y: g.drawImage(cat, x, y, this);

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