Displaying Image in Java

I want to display an image but don’t know what to do. Whether I have to install some library files or simply it can be done I don’t know. Actually I want to do image processing, but first I have to take the image input and display image then I can get the effect of image processing as the output and decide whether it(algorithm) is correct or not. I have installed the eclipse only. I have searched in Google also but whatever they suggest is not working well. Either I have to install something or not.

I have tried the following code:

public class ImageTest {
    public static void main(String[] args){
        EventQueue.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
            public void run(){
                ImageFrame frame = new ImageFrame();

class ImageFrame extends JFrame{
    public ImageFrame(){

        ImageComponent component = new ImageComponent();

    public static final int DEFAULT_WIDTH = 300;
    public static final int DEFAULT_HEIGHT = 200;

class ImageComponent extends JComponent{
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    private Image image;
    public ImageComponent(){
            File image2 = new File("bishnu.jpg");
            image = ImageIO.read(image2);
        } catch (IOException e){
    public void paintComponent (Graphics g){
        if(image == null) return;
        int imageWidth = image.getWidth(this);
        int imageHeight = image.getHeight(this);

        g.drawImage(image, 50, 50, this);

        for (int i = 0; i*imageWidth <= getWidth(); i++)
            for(int j = 0; j*imageHeight <= getHeight();j++)
                if(i+j>0) g.copyArea(0, 0, imageWidth, imageHeight, i*imageWidth, j*imageHeight);

It simply shows a graphical window but can’t show the image “bishnu.jpg”

Should I install anything in eclipse? But I think nothing needs to install.


Running your code shows an image for me, after adjusting the path. Can you verify that your image path is correct, try absolute path for instance?

Source: stackoverflow