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reading a graphic file.

 
Vivian Ryder
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I am building a spider for our company that will need to copy the HTML along with the pictures on the pages. Since I am rather new to Java IO, I was wondering if someone can help me on what type of input stream or reader to use. Perhaps a few lines of snippet will be very helpful.
 
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Unless you are displaying the images you would treat them just like every other binary file: Input/OutputStream. Have a look at the Java Tutorial chapter on IO for examples.
 
Vivian Ryder
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Thank you. I just found out about the ImageIO class. Would it be better suited to read in and save an image file such as jpg or png?
[ December 06, 2005: Message edited by: Vivian Ryder ]
 
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The ImageIO API is better suited for reading and writing images in conjunction with processing them, while it seems that you merely need to download and store them, so I would stay away from it.
[ December 06, 2005: Message edited by: Ulf Dittmer ]
 
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