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JavaFX Image from a byte array
import javafx.scene.image.Image;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import java.awt.image.*;
public Image getJavaFXImage(byte[] rawPixels, int width, int height) {
ByteArrayOutputStream out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
try {
ImageIO.write((RenderedImage) createBufferedImage(rawPixels, width, height), "png", out);
} catch (IOException ex) {
Logger.getLogger(ImageUtils.class.getName()).log(Level.SEVERE, null, ex);
ByteArrayInputStream in = new ByteArrayInputStream(out.toByteArray());
return new javafx.scene.image.Image(in);
private BufferedImage createBufferedImage(byte[] pixels, int width, int height) {
SampleModel sm = getIndexSampleModel(width, height);
DataBuffer db = new DataBufferByte(pixels, width*height, 0);
WritableRaster raster = Raster.createWritableRaster(sm, db, null);
IndexColorModel cm = getDefaultColorModel();
BufferedImage image = new BufferedImage(cm, raster, false, null);
return java.awt.image;
private SampleModel getIndexSampleModel(int width, int height) {
IndexColorModel icm = getDefaultColorModel();
WritableRaster wr = icm.createCompatibleWritableRaster(1, 1);
SampleModel sampleModel = wr.getSampleModel();
sampleModel = sampleModel.createCompatibleSampleModel(width, height);
return sampleModel;
private IndexColorModel getDefaultColorModel() {
byte[] r = new byte[256];
byte[] g = new byte[256];
byte[] b = new byte[256];
for(int i=0; i<256; i++) {
IndexColorModel defaultColorModel = new IndexColorModel(8, 256, r, g, b);
return defaultColorModel;
public void findMinAndMax(short[] pixels, int width, int height) {
int size = width*height;
int value;
min = 65535;
max = 0;
for (int i=0; i<size; i++) {
value = pixels[i]&0xffff;
if (value<min)
min = value;
if (value>max)
max = value;

jamesthompson commented Aug 13, 2012

How to create a JavaFX Image from a byte array. A gist showing the general method.

Is it possible to identify the image's width and height directly from the file?

ricemery commented Dec 3, 2012

Thanks. This was helpful... One comment, the IndexColorModel is getting built twice. Probably not a huge deal, but easy to optimize away.
Thanks again.

Line 25 has return java.awt.image' which I haven't seen before... I assume we just needreturn image` in it's place?

Nice tool.

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