Creates a new pixbuf by loading an image from a file. The file format is detected automatically. If NULL is returned, then error will be set. Possible errors are in the GDK_PIXBUF_ERROR and G_FILE_ERROR domains.


filename string

Name of file to load, in the GLib file name encoding

Return Value

A newly-created pixbuf with a reference count of 1, or NULL if any of several error conditions occurred: the file could not be opened, there was no loader for the file's format, there was not enough memory to allocate the image buffer, or the image file contained invalid data.


GException on failure. ConstructionException GTK+ fails to create the object.