Download image using JAX-RS RESTful Webservice

In this tutorial we are going to see about how to download image file using JAX-RS RESTful web service @Produces(“image/png”) annotation

Create maven web application project and add Jersey dependency in pom.xml. Find Jersey 2.x maven dependency configuration below. If you are new to maven refer our maven tutorials.

Jersey 2.x dependency in pom.xml

<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
  <name>RestTutorials Maven Webapp</name>
      <!-- JAX-RS -->
        <!-- Jersey 2.19 -->

package com.ehowtonow.webservice;


public class DownloadImageFile {

 private static final String FILE_PATH = "C://jtc//java-tutorials.png";
 public Response downloadFile() {
  File file = new File(FILE_PATH);
  ResponseBuilder responseBuilder = Response.ok((Object)file);
    "attachment; filename=\"java-tutorials.png\"");

@Produces(“image/png”) used to set output response image file. Content-Disposition in response header to tell user agent to pop up download box to download file

Configure Jersey 2.x Servlet dispatcher

 "-//Sun Microsystems, Inc.//DTD Web Application 2.3//EN"
 "" >

	<display-name>Restful Webservice Example</display-name>


Now you can run the service and access the service by calling the following URL


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