Jumping through a few extra hoops allows you to display the common image format jpeg on a panel of the wxPython GUI window. All you need to do is to read in the image file as a binary, convert to a byte stream image and then to a bitmap. Now you can display the bitmap. An updated simpler way without the stream is also shown.
# show a jpeg (.jpg) image using wxPython, newer coding style # two different ways to load and display are given # tested with Python24 and wxPython25 vegaseat 24jul2005 import wx import cStringIO class Panel1(wx.Panel): """ class Panel1 creates a panel with an image on it, inherits wx.Panel """ def __init__(self, parent, id): # create the panel wx.Panel.__init__(self, parent, id) try: # pick a .jpg file you have in the working folder imageFile = 'Moo.jpg' data = open(imageFile, "rb").read() # convert to a data stream stream = cStringIO.StringIO(data) # convert to a bitmap bmp = wx.BitmapFromImage( wx.ImageFromStream( stream )) # show the bitmap, (5, 5) are upper left corner coordinates wx.StaticBitmap(self, -1, bmp, (5, 5)) # alternate (simpler) way to load and display a jpg image from a file # actually you can load .jpg .png .bmp or .gif files jpg1 = wx.Image(imageFile, wx.BITMAP_TYPE_ANY).ConvertToBitmap() # bitmap upper left corner is in the position tuple (x, y) = (5, 5) wx.StaticBitmap(self, -1, jpg1, (10 + jpg1.GetWidth(), 5), (jpg1.GetWidth(), jpg1.GetHeight())) except IOError: print "Image file %s not found" % imageFile raise SystemExit app = wx.PySimpleApp() # create a window/frame, no parent, -1 is default ID # increase the size of the frame for larger images frame1 = wx.Frame(None, -1, "An image on a panel", size = (400, 300)) # call the derived class Panel1(frame1,-1) frame1.Show(1) app.MainLoop()