public abstract Image getImage (URL url)

Returns an Image object that can then be painted on the screen. The url argument that is passed as an argument must specify an absolute URL.

This method always returns immediately, whether or not the image exists. When the applet attempts to draw the image on the screen, the data will be loaded. The graphics primitives that draw the image will incrementally paint on the screen.

url    an absolute URL giving the location of the image.

Returns:  the image at the specified URL.

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