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ive been having this problem for 2 days already.. ive been surfing the net and reading books but with no prevail i still dont know or any idea what to do with this problem.. what am i doing wrong? ive been having a NullPointerException pointing to here : setup.setImage(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("mpix/rmstudio.gif") ); setup is an instance of my JFrame with an attribute of Image so i could draw the image on my jframe.. this line -> setup.setImage(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("mpix/rmstudio.gif") ); is located on another class called Tools.. then calling setup.repaint()..i wanted to insert the image on the jframe by clicking on a jbutton ( which has the setup.setImage(Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getImage("mpix/rmstudio.gif") ); .. is the problem really pointing here?

Any help would be appreciated.
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but by using ImageIcon, would i able to put a running image on top of it? because it is like a map (of something like this Image[14][10]) where another image (more specifically a person running on the map) runs on top of it. is that possible?
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by using this i still get a NullPointerException but it is now pointing to the line where i added the myImageLabel to the contentpane of JFrame.

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oh i see. ill look on to that first. thanks
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A friend told me that i was passing an instance that doesn't exist.  That's why its prompting a NullPointerException.  what i need now is to load the images faster.  Fortunately there's a suggestion above.  =) Lastly, Thank you all for your kindness.  =) i really appreciate it.
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8-) Incidentally, the image doesn't need to be in a jar to load as i mentioned
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