I've been pulling my hair out and can find no answer to my question. I just read through the message boards and I am having the same problem as the user "Requiem". I would like to be able to draw an image on a panel (a gif to be specific). I read in a book about how to use the Toolkit class but the book unfortunately did not provide a full working example. I can get my code to draw strings to my panel but not an image. Can anyone give me a basic working example of drawing an image on a panel or jpanel or give me help in finding the code to do so? Any help is greatly appreciated.