Im a beginner programmer, and my question is: Which image format shall i use for my android app?
Descripton: I only use illustrations, so the images are mostly background images, and some buttons, and i would like to know which is the best way to do this.
My current progress for images are the next: I use .png file format. I dont know what resolution should I use, now I work with 300x400 px images aproximetly.
Here is my code for using the images:
Bitmap bMap = BitmapFactory.decodeResource(getResources(), MyArray[index].getArtiD());
So this is the way I use images in Android, pls guys if anyone know issues, tips or a "must know information" to tell pls do it. I dont really understand why should I use this bitmap factory or why should i use png format. I want to do it in the best way I can, and I dont see many things in android documentation.
preguntado el 08 de noviembre de 11 a las 08:11
In android the best format of Image is PNG as it light compare to JPG,JPEG etc.So its easy to draw and take less time to perform the operation while using these images.
And For bitmap Go through this Bitmap Help
Editado Yes no need to use Bitmap ,if you have images in resource.If your images are in Drawable then use
ImageView img=new ImageView(this); //You can use like that without using Bitmap img.setImageResource(R.drawable.arrow_s);
Note that: "img.setImageResource(...)" still calls the bitmap routines, potentially on UI thread: http://developer.android.com/reference/android/widget/ImageView.html#setImageResource%28int%29
That may cause undesirable UI-lags, so you might want to deal with the BitmapFactory yourself, in a seperate thread, as discussed here: http://developer.android.com/training/displaying-bitmaps/index.html
As to the original question, PNG comes is many forms (see: 'PNG color options' and 'PNG color types' on the PNG Wiki page) -- Is there a favoured PNG format for Android?