Python error pygame error Couldn t open pygame png

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I'm trying to build the snake game using pygame. I'm following this tutorial.

I end up with the following error:

pygame.error: Couldn't open pygame.png

Jun 19, 2019 in Python by Jinu
yea I'm having a similar experience as well. I've tried different images. Please can someone be of any assistance
Hi @juno,

Can you please share your directory structure(where the code you are executing is saved)?

You usually get this error when the package i.e. pygame, in this case, is installed in a different directory.

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icon = pygame.image.load('spaceship.png')
pygame.error: Couldn't open spaceship.png

I am getting this error,\anyone?
answered Apr 9, 2020 by Ali
Hi, @There

Which format you are concerned about? I have spoken about importing OS.
I don't know...............I'm new

so  I  don't code is this :

import pygame
import os
from pygame.locals import *


screen = pygame.display.set_mode((1100, 600))

current_path = os.path.dirname(
resource_path = os.path.join(current_path, 'resources')
image_path = os.path.join(resource_path, 'images')

player_image = pygame.image.load(os.path.join(image_path, 'aim.png'))

running = True
while running:

    screen.fill((0, 0, 28))

    screen.blit(playerImg, (550,300))


    for event in pygame.event.get():
        if event.type == pygame.QUIT:
            running = False

Hey, @There,

Are you facing the exact same error which is mentioned above while executing your code?

my code is like this

import pygame
import sys
screen = pygame.display.set_mode([680, 480])
screen.fill([130, 0, 200])

class Block(pygame.sprite.Sprite):
    def __init__(self,file_name,location):
        img = pygame.image.load(file_name)
        self.image = pygame.Surface([width,height])
        self.rect = self.image.get_rect()
while True:
    for event in pygame.event.get():
        if event.type == pygame.QUIT:


Hi, @There,

So using this code you want to conclude that there is no error after executing it?

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