Create an image with rounded corners

Here is how you can reshape/clip an image into the shape you like. Sometimes, we want to shape an image into a rounded rectangle. We generally use image editing software like photoshop to do this. Did you know that we can do it ourselves in Java? That too in a simpler way than you think of? Let us see how to do this.

import javax.imageio.*;
import java.awt.image.*;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.geom.*;
class RoundAnImage
    public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception
        // Get the BufferedImage object for the image file
        BufferedImage File(args[0]));
        // Get the width,height of the image
        int width=originalImg.getWidth();
        int height=originalImg.getHeight();
        // Create a new BufferedImage object with the width,height
        // equal to that of the image file
        BufferedImage bim=new BufferedImage(width,height,BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_ARGB);
        // Create a Graphics2D object by using
        // createGraphics() method. This object is
        // used to perform the operation!
        Graphics2D g2=bim.createGraphics();
        // You can also use rendering hints
        // to smooth the edges or the rounded rectangle
        RenderingHints qualityHints = new RenderingHints(RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING,RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
        // This method does it all!. You can clip the
        // image into the shape you wish, play it as you like!
        g2.setClip(new RoundRectangle2D.Double(0,0,width,height,width/4,height/4));
        // Now, draw the image. The image is now
        // in the 'clipped' shape, the shape in the setClip()
        // Dispose it, we no longer need it.
        // Write to a new image file
        ImageIO.write(bim,"PNG",new File(args[0]+"-rounded.png"));

Sample rounded image, an output of the program

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Tags: Image IO, Working with Images,