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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008

    Loading Large Images


    I was wondering if there was a limit to the size of an image that can be loaded using QPixmap.
    The following code does not seem load images that are more than ~200KB in size.

    void MainWindow::paintEvent(QPaintEvent* aEvent)
    	QPixmap pic;
    	bool loaded = pic.load("E:\\SImages\\1.jpg");
    	QPainter painter(this);
    	if( loaded )
                    // draw diagonal line if load fails
    The above code seems to work just fine when compiled for windows!
    It can handle images of any size.

    But on my phone (Nokia 5800),it can successfully load images only upto 200KB.
    If the image is more than 200KB, the load fails and a diagonal line is drawn.
    So, how exactly do I load large images?


  2. #2
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    Feb 2008

    Re: Loading Large Images


    You could try to increase heap size to see if default heap
    size is not enough for loading large images.

    Heap size can be controlled using following lines
    in .pro file:

    symbian: {
    TARGET.EPOCHEAPSIZE = 0x20000 0x1000000 // Min 128kb, Max 16Mb

  3. #3
    Nokia Developer Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Tampere, Finland

    Re: Loading Large Images

    A phone does not have the kind of memory resources you are used to seeing on a mobile so although the code is portable you will still have to think "mobile" when designing the mobile version of your application and optimize it accordingly. When the use case allows you might want to create some thumbnails and operate with them rather than the full image.
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