GIF Encoder : Java Glossary

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GIF Encoder
Software that lets you save an image as a *.gif file. This same technique will work for *.jpg and *.png. For a fuller example of creating a transparent image file from scratch and saving it to disk see Masker.

Unfortunately GIFEncoding was not supported prior to Java version 1.6 due to LZW patent issues with Unisys. For older Javas, the most straight-forward solution would be to use Java 1.4.2+ and ImageIO with png or jpg instead. Here is the source for a GIFEncoder that

view See the source code for Cropper to see how to load, crop, scale and save a *.gif file.

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