Image in JAR not found/used

I have a gif image that is called by a JLabel:

JPanel cp = new JPanel(new GridLayout(0,2));
cp.add(new JLabel(new ImageIcon("test.gif")));

I produced a jar by using this command: "jar cvfm MyApp.jar manifest.txt *.class test.gif"

The jar is correctly created and the image is shown if the jar is run in a directory that contains "test.gif" (the contents of the directory are MyApp.jar and test.gif). If the gif isn't in the same directory, the image won't show. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you! :)
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mortiAuthor Commented:
My solution was similar:

cp.add(new JLabel(new ImageIcon( this.getClass().getResource("/test.gif")) ));
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