Java Image I/O Technology

The Java Image I/O API, developed through JSR-015, provides a pluggable architecture for working with images stored in files and accessed across the network. It offers substantially more flexibility and power than the previous APIs for loading and saving images.

The API provides a framework for the addition of format-specific plugins. Plug-ins for several common formats are included with Java Image I/O, but third parties can use this API to create their own plugins to handle special formats.

API Specification

The Java Image I/O API Specification consists of the following packages:

Tutorials and Programmer's Guides

The Java Image I/O API Guide describes the API in more detail and demonstrates how to use Java Image I/O to read and write images and write custom plug-ins.

API Enhancements

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