#include <gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf.h> GdkPixbuf* gdk_pixbuf_new_from_file (const char *filename);
The gdk-pixbuf library provides a simple mechanism for loading an image from a file in synchronous fashion. This means that the library takes control of the application while the file is being loaded; from the user's point of view, the application will block until the image is done loading.
This interface can be used by applications in which blocking is acceptable while an image is being loaded. It can also be used to load small images in general. Applications that need progressive loading can use the GdkPixbufLoader functionality instead.
GdkPixbuf* gdk_pixbuf_new_from_file (const char *filename);
Creates a new pixbuf by loading an image from a file. The file format is detected automatically.
|filename :||Name of file to load.|
|Returns :||A newly-created pixbuf with a reference count of 1, or NULL if any of several error conditions occurred: the file could not be opened, there was no loader for the file's format, there was not enough memory to allocate the image buffer, or the image file contained invalid data.|