Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Draw Smooth Circles in JAVA instead of jagged edge circles.

Usually when we draw circles/ovals using Graphics2D in JAVA, we get jagged edges.
Following example creates smooth edges to the circle.
The key is g2d.setRenderingHint (RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);

import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.RenderingHints;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.File;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;

public class DrawSmoothCircle {
public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
BufferedImage bufferedImage = new BufferedImage(100,100, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);
Graphics2D g2d = bufferedImage.createGraphics();

g2d.setRenderingHint (RenderingHints.KEY_ANTIALIASING, RenderingHints.VALUE_ANTIALIAS_ON);
g2d.setPaint(Color.green);
g2d.fillOval(10, 10, 50, 50);
g2d.dispose();

ImageIO.write(bufferedImage, "png", new File("newimage.png"));
}
}

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