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How to write PNG Images in Java

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In this article, I will show you how to write PNG images in Java. We also have a related article covering how to read PNG files in Java.

ImageIO is able to write PNG files, but it offers very little control over the PNG output and produces very large PNG files. So we will also show you our JDeli image library, which can produce much smaller PNG files.

How to write out an image as a PNG file in ImageIO

  1. Create a File (or OutputStream) object for the PNG output.
    File file = new File("/path/to/outputFile.png"));
  2. Pass image, png type and File (or OutputStream) object into write method
    ImageIO.write(bufferedImage, "PNG", file);

How to write out an image as a PNG file with JDeli

  1. Add JDeli to your class or module path. (download link to the trial jar).
  2. Create a File (or OutputStream) object
    File file = new File("/path/to/outputFile.png"));
  3. Pass image, PNG type and File (or OutputStream) object into write method
    JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "PNG", file);

In JDeli you can also use a typesafe version

JDeli.write(bufferedImage, OutputFormat.PNG, file);

or pass in a PngEncoderOptions object for more control over PNG image output such as level of Compression.

PngEncoderOptions options = new PngEncoderOptions();
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, options, file);


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// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(dicomImageFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(heicImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "heic", outputStreamOrFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(jpegImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "jpeg", outputStreamOrFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(jpeg2000ImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "jpx", outputStreamOrFile);
// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "pdf", outputStreamOrFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(pngImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "png", outputStreamOrFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(tiffImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "tiff", outputStreamOrFile);
// Read an image
BufferedImage bufferedImage = JDeli.read(webpImageFile);

// Write an image
JDeli.write(bufferedImage, "webp", outputStreamOrFile);
Ernest Duodu Ernest is a Java developer. Outside programming, he also enjoys a wide variety of hobbies which includes sky-diving, photography, exercising and listening to music.

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