You can import JPEG, BMP, and GIF images into applications from your local file system. After you import images, you can add them to XPages and custom controls. Images that you have imported display in both the Resources > Images section in the Applications Navigator and also as available resources for the Image UI control on the Core Controls palette.

Images can be properties of other controls and an XPage background property, not just the image control. You can also select an image from available image resources for many properties.

In the Applications Navigator, you can right-click an image resource (Resources-Images) and copy and paste it into another application. You can also right-click images and delete and rename them.

When you are ready to add images to XPages and custom controls, you can drag an Image from the Core Controls palette on to the XPages editor. You are then presented with a list of available images to use with your design element.

Finally, to create Application Icons for your application, you can choose a PNG, GIF, JPEG, or BMP image file for better quality images OR still use the familiar 16 color icon editor.

To handle the additional image file support, Domino® Designer provides a single editor that centralizes management of the application icons. If you expand the Resources category in a database in the Application Navigator, you will see the Icon design element. The icon editor for this design element contains two sections: one for adding enhanced application image files as an icon titled Application Icon, and another for the classic application (16 color) icons titled Classic Application Icon.

To add an enhanced image file to your application, press the Browse button in the Application Icon section and select an image of type PNG, JPG, GIF, or BMP. The only restrictions on the image is that it cannot be larger than 32 x 32 pixels in size. Also, if you provide a BMP, its color density should be 24 bits per pixel so it can be properly translated to a .GIF file.

For older application icons (i.e., 16 colors), the classic application icon editor is available from the Classic Application Icon section. This may be totally sufficient for some applications. It will be the icon that is shown if the application is opened with a client older than 8.5.2. Press the Open Icon Editor button to open the familiar 16 color icon editor.