[osg-users] How to get error from readImageFile?

Paul Martz pmartz at skew-matrix.com
Sat Nov 14 12:05:02 PST 2009

Setting OSG_NOTIFY_LEVEL=DEBUG might display some indication of the 
problem. Stepping through the code in the debugger would be the most 
revealing source of information, of course.

Code-wise, you could explicitly query the ReaderWriter from the Registry 
and call readImage directly. This will return a ReadResult, which gives 
you something other than a pass/fail indication. You should be aware 
that, in the case of failure, many plugins are known to return erroneous 
or misleading ReadResult values. Unfortunately, this means you can't 
trust the ReadResult to tell you the difference between, say, a 
permission problem and a corrupt file.

Arve Knudsen wrote:
> I am experiencing that osgDB::readImageFile is unable to load PNGs. Is there any way I can query the error cause?

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