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Error adding Image to a PDF

I am trying to add an image to a web app version of Aspose.Slides.

1) Is it possible to use relative URLs

2) I am getting the following error when trying to add image (and the path is correct):
The error is listed first, the complete code follows…

Could not find file ‘D:\3800-00879.jpg’.

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        <b> Description: </b>An unhandled exception occurred during 

the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace
for more information about the error and where it originated in the


        <b> Exception Details: </b>System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not find file 'D:\3800-00879.jpg'.<br><br>

        <b>Source Error:</b> <br><br>

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                  <code></code><pre>Line 78:             shape.FillFormat.Type = FillType.Picture;

Line 79: //Creating a picture object that will be used to fill the ellipse
Line 80: Picture pic = new Picture(pres, @“D:\3800-00879.jpg”);
Line 81: //Adding the picture object to pictures collection of the presentation
Line 82: //After the picture object is added, the picture is given a uniqe picture Id
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using Aspose.Slides;

namespace Aspose.Slides.WF.Template
public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
#region open presentation and set up license
//Instantiate a Presentation object that represents a PPT file
Presentation pres = new Presentation(“D:\\a Web Development\temp\hello.ppt”);
//Create a License object
License license = new License();
//Set the license of Aspose.Slides for .NET to avoid the evaluation limitations

#region Reading and Modifying document properties
//Create a reference to DocumentProperties associated with Presentation
DocumentProperties dp = pres.DocumentProperties;

//Accessing the built-in properties of the presentation
System.Console.WriteLine("Author: " + dp.Author);
System.Console.WriteLine("Title: " + dp.Title);
System.Console.WriteLine("Company: " + dp.Company);
System.Console.WriteLine("Comments: " + dp.Comments);
System.Console.WriteLine("Subject: " + dp.Subject);

//Modifying the built-in properties of the presentation
dp.Author = “Salman Sarfraz”;
dp.Title = “Modifying Presentation Properties”;
dp.Company = “Aspose Pty. Ltd.”;
dp.Comments = “Modified Presentation Properties”;
dp.Subject = “Presentation Properties”;

#region Locking a presentation
//A presentation is composed of slides and each slide may have a number of elements. In general, every element of the slide is considered as a shape. Aspose.Slides for .NET provides a unique feature of locking the shape. In this way, whole presentation may be locked and hence can’t be edited unless it is unlocked through Aspose.Slides for .NET.

//Loop through all the slides in the presentation
foreach (Slide sld in pres.Slides)

//Loop through all the shapes in the slide
foreach (Shape shp in sld.Shapes)

//Lock each shape to be protected against the select
shp.Protection = ShapeProtection.LockSelect;

//Printing the total number of slides present in the presentation
Label1.Text = pres.Slides.Count.ToString();

//Adding an empty slide to the presentation and getting the reference of that empty slide
Slide slide = pres.AddEmptySlide();

Shape shape = slide.Shapes.AddEllipse(1400, 1200, 3000, 2000);

shape.FillFormat.Type = FillType.Picture;

Picture pic = new Picture(pres, @“D:\3800-00879.jpg”);

int picId = pres.Pictures.Add(pic);

shape.FillFormat.PictureId = picId;

pres.Masters[0].Background.FillFormat.ForeColor = Color.Blue;


#region stream presentation to output as file download
//Setting the content type of the Http Response
this.Response.ContentType = “application/”;
//Appending the header of the Http Response to contain the presentation file name
this.Response.AppendHeader(“Content-Disposition”, “attachment; filename=hello.ppt”);
//Flushing the buffers of Http Response
//Accessing the output stream of Http Response
System.IO.Stream st = this.Response.OutputStream;
//Saving the presentation to the output stream of Http Response
//Closing the Http Response



Hi Julie,

I have observed the code snippet shared by you and it seems fine. The stack trace that you have shared suggests that the image file is not present in the destination drive and that is why file not found exception is raised. I have incorporated your code for addition of image in my project and it worked perfectly fine. I suspect that even if the image file is present in your destination driver, its extension will be probably .JPEG and you are accessing .JPG. I have shared the image file that I used for my testing as well.

Thanks and Regards,

Thank you, I was able to get the image to load in the PDF

However, can you answer question #1:

Can I reference the picture like:
Picture pic = new Picture(pres, @“Images\38000-00879.jpg”);

Instead of:
Picture pic = new Picture(pres, @“d:\website_root\images\38000-00879.jpg”);

Thank you

Hi Julie,

When working with web server you will actually be using virtual paths and setting the relative paths as in case of normal C# application may not prove fruitful. Please read this article and set that path accordingly by using the option that suits you. For instance you may use the following code snippet for accessing the application image path.

string outputDir = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.BaseDirectory+"\Image\38000-00879.jpg";

Picture pic = new Picture(ExportPpt, outputDir );

Thanks and Regards,