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al_load_bitmap — Allegro 5 API


#include <allegro5/allegro.h>

ALLEGRO_BITMAP *al_load_bitmap(const char *filename)


Loads an image file into a new ALLEGRO_BITMAP(3). The file type is determined by the extension, except if the file has no extension in which case al_identify_bitmap(3) is used instead.

Returns NULL on error.

This is the same as calling al_load_bitmap_flags(3) with a flags parameter of 0.

Note: the core Allegro library does not support any image file formats by default. You must use the allegro_image addon, or register your own format handler.

See Also

al_load_bitmap_flags(3), al_load_bitmap_f(3), al_register_bitmap_loader(3), al_set_new_bitmap_format(3), al_set_new_bitmap_flags(3), al_init_image_addon(3)

Referenced By

al_grab_font_from_bitmap(3), al_init_image_addon(3), ALLEGRO_FONT(3), al_load_bitmap_f(3), al_load_bitmap_flags(3), al_register_bitmap_loader(3), al_set_new_display_option(3).

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