# How to load images on startup

I want to load all my game's images on the game's startup and have a loading bar to show it's progress. I already know how to create and display the loading bar, but I can't figure out how to load the images, and then add the image's frames to it's array.

Not using SLick

• How big are your images? Are you sure they won't be loaded pretty much instantaneously, thus not requiring a progress bar? – Thomas Jan 23 '13 at 4:25

import javax.imageio.ImageIO;