BufferedImage on JButton

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I have loaded a jpg into a BufferedImage and converted to an ImageIcon and stuck it on a JButton either in the JButton constructor or using setIcon(...)

Is there an easy way to make the BufferedImage 50% transparent or change it to grayscale or anything (I want the button to gray out or faded colour.

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You can use AlphaComposite.

Draw a Rectangle over the button, and then keep calling repaint, each time updating the AlphaComposite value, which will allow you to paint a white rectangle and gradually make it more and more transparent, this will make it look like the button is fading in :)

This is how to do it!

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