Hey there everyone. well i have been working on python for about 2 months now and i just cant seem to get my background image to work. I have created the GUI with Tkinter and put a label in it with my name etc, but the idea was to have a picture of myself in the GUI. This is what i have so far, everything works (GUI and label) but just not the background image .

# A GUI displaying a background picture

from Tkinter import *

# create the window
root = Tk()
root.title("GUI program")
root.geometry("640x510")

# create a frame in the window to hold widgets
app = Frame(root)
app.grid()

# create a label in the frame
lbl = Label(app, text = "Hi, my name is Greer!")
lbl.grid()

# kick off the windows loop
root.mainloop()

# load background image


def main():
room_image = load_image("c:\Python23" "room_image.jpg")
background = room_image
the_room = Room(image = room_image,
screen_width = 100,
screen_height = 500,
fps = 50)
add(the_room)

main()

can somone please help me i just cant seem to figure out what exaclty im doing wrong.

thankyou

Hi,

The problem seems to be the following... "room_image.jpg"...from what I know about Tkinter it only accepts the .gif type of images. There are one or two free image converters on the internet that convert a whole plethora of images such as .jpg etc to the .gif type of image format.

If you want a free image converter try here http://www.homeplansoftware.com/imgconv.htm

I've used it and it works just fine.

fredzik.

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fredzik.

Edited 3 Years Ago by pyTony: fixed formating

Here is the use of the Python Image Library, works well with Tkinter, to get image formats other than .gif ...

# use a Tkinter label as a panel/frame with a background image
# note that Tkinter only reads gif and ppm images
# use the Python Image Library (PIL) for other image formats
# free from [url]http://www.pythonware.com/products/pil/index.htm[/url]
# give Tkinter a namespace to avoid conflicts with PIL
# (they both have a class named Image)
 
import Tkinter as tk
from PIL import Image, ImageTk
 
root = tk.Tk()
root.title('background image')
 
# pick an image file you have .bmp  .jpg  .gif.  .png
# load the file and covert it to a Tkinter image object
imageFile = "Flowers.jpg"
image1 = ImageTk.PhotoImage(Image.open(imageFile))
 
# get the image size
w = image1.width()
h = image1.height()
 
# position coordinates of root 'upper left corner'
x = 0
y = 0
 
# make the root window the size of the image
root.geometry("%dx%d+%d+%d" % (w, h, x, y))
 
# root has no image argument, so use a label as a panel
panel1 = tk.Label(root, image=image1)
panel1.pack(side='top', fill='both', expand='yes')
 
# put a button on the image panel to test it
button2 = tk.Button(panel1, text='button2')
button2.pack(side='top')
 
# save the panel's image from 'garbage collection'
panel1.image = image1
 
# start the event loop
root.mainloop()

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Thankyou Fredzik and Vegaseat for your fast replies Im very grateful thankyou!! :)

I tried using his code. using one of my own files however i keep getting the following error:(unicode errir) "unicodeescape" codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3:truncated\UXXXXXXXX escape.

My code is as follows:

# A GUI displaying a background picture

from tkinter import *

# create the window
root = Tk()
root.title("GUI program")
root.geometry("640x510")

# create a frame in the window to hold widgets
app = Frame(root)
app.grid()

# create a label in the frame
lbl = Label(app, text = "Hi, my name is Greer!")
lbl.grid()

# kick off the windows loop
root.mainloop()

# load background image


def main():
    room_image = load_image("C:\Users\Skynet\Pictures\Roxanne\irongear_humbucker_black_open_1000_3.gif")
    background = room_image
    the_room = Room(image = room_image,
    screen_width = 100,
    screen_height = 500,
    fps = 50)
    add(the_room)

main()

Any and all help will be greattly arpriciated.

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