Adding image to JFrame

There is no specialized image component provided in Swing (which is sad in my opinion). So, there are a few options:

  1. As @Reimeus said: Use a JLabel with an icon.
  2. Create in the window builder a JPanel, that will represent the location of the image. Then add your own custom image component to the JPanel using a few lines of code you will never have to change. They should look like this: JImageComponent ic = new JImageComponent(myImageGoesHere); imagePanel.add(ic); where JImageComponent is a self created class that extends JComponent that overrides the paintComponent() method to draw the image.

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