Madison Taylor Madison Taylor - 6 months ago 26
Java Question

Image displaying with file directory, but not URL

Program works when I link to an image on my program (current code). when I replace that with a URL (""), the program will run without the image being displayed. I've tried a lot of variations with no luck. Can anyone see why it's not working?

public class ImageViewer extends JFrame {

public ImageViewer() {
//create panel of actions
JPanel actionPanel = new JPanel();
actionPanel.setLayout(new GridLayout(1, 4));

actionPanel.add(new JButton("Prev"));
actionPanel.add(new JButton("Add"));
actionPanel.add(new JButton("Del"));
actionPanel.add(new JButton("Next"));

//Create panel to hold pictures
JLabel label= new JLabel(new ImageIcon("C:/Users/Madison/Desktop/capture.png"), JLabel.CENTER);
JPanel imagePanel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
imagePanel.add(label, BorderLayout.CENTER );

//Add contents to frame
add(imagePanel, BorderLayout.NORTH);
add(actionPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

public static void main (String args []){
ImageViewer frame = new ImageViewer();
frame.setSize(1000, 500);



Are you editing your code accordingly? You can't just replace the path with the url.

Try this:

URL url = new URL(""); //set url
ImageIcon image = new ImageIcon(; //read image and create ImageIcon
JLabel label = new JLabel(image, JLabel.CENTER);    

Remember to check for IO and MalformedURL Exceptions.