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Hello, I picked up freeimage last night, and, It seems like a really awesome library. I have been having issues getting it to work however. I am using GLWF, and, installed FreeImage correctly into my project, as well as linked it to my project. I copied the TextureManager class from the downloads examples, but, I am having issues getting my image to display properly.

If somebody could take a look at my code, as well as fill me in on common mistakes new users of this library face, I would be very appreciative.

#include "TextureManager.h"




void TextureManager::LoadTexture(string name, char* imageURL)
	//image format
	//pointer to the image, once loaded
	FIBITMAP *dib(0);
	//pointer to the image data
	BYTE* bits(0);
	//image width and height
	unsigned int width(0), height(0);

	//OpenGL's image ID to map to...This is set to the next index in the map
	cout << "Texture Number: " << textures.size() << endl;
	GLuint gl_texID = textures.size();
	//check the file signature and deduce its format
	fif = FreeImage_GetFileType(imageURL, 0);
	//if still unknown, try to guess the file format from the file extension
	if(fif == FIF_UNKNOWN)
		fif = FreeImage_GetFIFFromFilename(imageURL);
		cout << "Getting Image Type" << endl;
	//if still unkown, return failure
	if(fif == FIF_UNKNOWN)
		cout << "Failed to get image type" << endl;

	//check that the plugin has reading capabilities and load the file
		//dib = FreeImage_ConvertTo32Bits(dib);
		dib = FreeImage_Load(fif, imageURL);
		cout << "Trying to load image: " << endl;
		if(fif == 13)
			cout << "Image Format is PNG" << endl;
	//if the image failed to load, return failure
		cout << "Failed to load image" << endl;

	//retrieve the image data
	bits = FreeImage_GetBits(dib);

	//get the image width and height
	width = FreeImage_GetWidth(dib);
	height = FreeImage_GetHeight(dib);
	cout << "Image Height: " << height << "  Width: " << width << endl;

	//if this somehow one of these failed (they shouldn't), return failure
	if((bits == 0) || (width == 0) || (height == 0))
	//if this texture ID is in use, unload the current texture
	if(textures.find(name) != textures.end())
		cout << "Deleting Texture: " << name << endl;
		glDeleteTextures(1, &(textures[name]));

	cout << "Texture Loaded, generating texture..." << endl;

	//Insert GL Texture Index Into Image Map
	textures.insert ( pair<string,int>(name, gl_texID) );

	//generate an OpenGL texture ID for this texture
	glGenTextures(1, &gl_texID);
	//bind to the new texture ID
	glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, gl_texID);
	//store the texture data for OpenGL use
	//glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, level, internal_format, width, height, border, image_format, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, bits);

	glTexImage2D(GL_TEXTURE_2D, 0, GL_RGBA, width, height, 0, GL_RGBA, GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE, bits);
	glTexParameterf(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_WRAP_S, GL_REPEAT); // If the u,v coordinates overflow the range 0,1 the image is repeated
	glTexParameterf(GL_TEXTURE_2D, GL_TEXTURE_MAG_FILTER, GL_LINEAR); // The magnification function ("linear" produces better results)
	//Free FreeImage's copy of the data

	//return success
	//glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, gl_texID);

void TextureManager::UnloadTexture(string name)
	if(textures.find(name) != textures.end())
		glDeleteTextures(1, &(textures[name]));

void TextureManager::UnloadAllTextures()
	//start at the begginning of the texture map
	std::map<string, GLuint>::iterator i = textures.begin();

	//Unload the textures untill the end of the texture map is found
	while(i != textures.end())

	//clear the texture map

void TextureManager::BindTexture(string name)
	//bool result(true);
	//if this texture ID mapped, bind it's texture as current
	if(textures.find(name) != textures.end())
		glBindTexture(GL_TEXTURE_2D, textures[name]);
	//otherwise, binding failed

#include "Graphics.h"
//Graphics* Graphics::graphics = NULL;




/*Graphics* Graphics::get()
	if(graphics == NULL){ graphics = new Graphics(); }
    return graphics;
void Graphics::release()
	//delete graphics;

void Graphics::initGraphics()
	textureManager.LoadTexture("courior", "Resources\\font\\courior2.png");

void Graphics::draw()
	// OpenGL rendering goes here...
	//Enable Blending

	//glColor4f(1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f, 1.0f);
		glTexCoord2f(0, 1);
        glVertex2f(-128, 128);
		glTexCoord2f(1, 1);
        glVertex2f(128, 128);
		glTexCoord2f(1, 0);
        glVertex2f(128, -128);
		glTexCoord2f(0, 0);
        glVertex2f(-128, -128);

	//Disable Blending
	// Swap front and back rendering buffers

My texture is loaded in the initGraphics() function. Again, I am super appreciative of any help I can get on this. I must be doing something small wrong.

Also, again, my issue is that the bound image displays as completely white on the quad. Through testing, I made sure courior2.png was a 512 x512 multicolored image with no transparent portions. If the image was displaying in any way, shape, or form. It would show.

I know that I should post this on the FreeImage support forums, but, my attempts to get answers there have been unsuccessful thus far. As such, I am hoping that somebody in this community has some experience with loading PNGs in openGL :). You guys have always helped me before. :)


//Initialize OpenGL
	glClearColor(0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f, 0.0f);
        //Define Viewport and lower left corner
		glViewport(0, 0, wWidth, wHeight);

    glOrtho(0, wWidth, wHeight, 0, -1, 1);
	//Set the center of the screen as (0, 0)
    glTranslatef(wWidth / 2, wHeight / 2, 0);
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I want everybody to know that this issue is solved. I was trying to create and bind the image before the openGL context was created. My oversight. I feel like a dufas :P
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1. Did you initialize opengl context ?
2. Did you enabled TEXTURE_2D before calling texture functions of opengl
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shawndeprey 1-Mar-12 9:56am    
Holy Crap! I don't think I enabled TEXTURE_2D! Give me 1 minute lol
shawndeprey 1-Mar-12 10:06am    
Dang. I was really hopeful for a second, but, that didn't work. I left my enabling of GL_TEXTURE_2D in the code though. Can't believe I forgot it XD. Any other ideas as to how or why my image would still appear white after the texture 2d being enabled? I did initialize my openGL context BTW. I will post below what I did for openGL Initialization. Perhaps you will see something in there.
jk chan 1-Mar-12 10:43am    
one more suggestion.. create a buffer which contains full of red.(ie only alpha,and red bytes are 256) then pass it to TextImage2D function.. see what is happening.. check if it is still white..

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