Hi, I was using ImageIO for my project, and it all worked fine until I webstarted it. Then suddenly gif images started to look weird, while 24 bit pngs didn't load at all, but instead caused an exception to be thrown.
That bothered me a lot, since I didn't wanna go back to the toolkit/mediatracker combo because I was copying the image into a compatible bufferimage for hardware acceleration and wanted to do this without any dependencies to Components (Need an ImageListener for MediaTracker)
Finally last day bracke*CoB* from devshed.com posted the same problem, and his conclusion was that the images weren't fully loaded.
So I tried the following workaround, that seems to do the trick:
BufferedImage src = javax.imageio.ImageIO.read(ImageLoader.class.getClassLoader().getResourceAsStream(resource));
I wrap the ressource stream in a BufferedInputStream:
BufferedImage src = javax.imageio.ImageIO.read(
The problem seems to be that ImageIO doesn't keep reading if it can't get all of the data in one read().