Declaration [src]

gdk_pixbuf_loader_new_with_type (
  const char* image_type,
  GError** error

Description [src]

Creates a new pixbuf loader object that always attempts to parse image data as if it were an image of type image_type, instead of identifying the type automatically.

This function is useful if you want an error if the image isn’t the expected type; for loading image formats that can’t be reliably identified by looking at the data; or if the user manually forces a specific type.

The list of supported image formats depends on what image loaders are installed, but typically “png”, “jpeg”, “gif”, “tiff” and “xpm” are among the supported formats. To obtain the full list of supported image formats, call gdk_pixbuf_format_get_name() on each of the GdkPixbufFormat structs returned by gdk_pixbuf_get_formats().



Type: const char*

Name of the image format to be loaded with the image.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.

Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the constructor if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: GdkPixbufLoader

A newly-created pixbuf loader.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.