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Thread: Problem in reading image file

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    Default Problem in reading image file

    i am getting following errors when trying to read an image files pixel:
    HTML Code:
    F:\tm\final>java pixelcheck
    no. of row is:-1
    no. of col is:-1
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NegativeArraySizeException
            at get3dimagepixelobj.get3ddata(get3dimagepixelobj.java:33)
            at pixelcheck.main(pixelcheck.java:15)
    my image file is in f:\tm\final .
    class file and image file is in same folder.

    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import java.awt.image.*;
    class pixelcheck
      public static void main(String args[])
    	 get3dimagepixelobj j1=new get3dimagepixelobj();
    	 int[][][] datareturned = new int[400][][];//size of image file is           //400X299
    	 String fname="f2.jpeg";
          for (int i=0;i<4 ;i++ )
    The other class get3dimagepixel obj is (few lines as it is very large):
    import java.awt.*;
    import java.awt.event.*;
    import java.awt.image.*;
    class pixeldetails
    	int alpha;
    	int red;
    	int green;
    	int blue;
    	int area;
    class get3dimagepixelobj extends pixeldetails
        public int[][][] get3ddata(String imagefile)
    	     //String imagefile;
             //Image rawimage=getImage(imagefile);
    		 System.out.println("1");//to check the error
    		 Image rawimage=Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage(imagefile);
    	     		 System.out.println("2");//to check the error
    		 int imagerows=rawimage.getHeight(null);
    	               System.out.println("no. of row is:"+imagerows);//to check //the error
    		 int imagecols=rawimage.getWidth(null);
    				 System.out.println("no. of col is:"+imagecols);
    		 // int imagecols=rawimage.getWidth(java.awt.image.ImageObserver);
    	     int[] onedpix=new int[imagerows*imagecols];
             int[][][] threedpix=new int[imagerows][imagecols][4];

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    Default Re: Problem in reading image file

    The API for Image states that getWidth/getHeight can return -1 if the height is not yet known. Use ImageIO to read the file, as using the Toolkit seems to result in this behavior (at least on my system):
    Image image = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("myImage.jpg");
    System.out.println(image.getWidth(null));//prints -1
    	image = ImageIO.read(new File("myImage.jpg"));
    	System.out.println(image.getWidth(null));//prints correctly
    }catch(Exception e){

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