al_load_bitmap(1) Allegro 5 API


#include <allegro5/allegro.h>
ALLEGRO_BITMAP *al_load_bitmap(const char *filename)


Loads an image file into a new ALLEGRO_BITMAP(3alleg5). The file type is determined by the extension, except if the file has no extension in which case al_identify_bitmap(3alleg5) is used instead.

Returns NULL on error.

This is the same as calling al_load_bitmap_flags(3alleg5) with a flags parameter of 0.

Note: the core Allegro library does not support any image file formats by default. You must use the allegro_image addon, or register your own format handler.