Implementation of Java Technologies in Imaging
Image processing or imaging has an important role to play in many fields like entertainment, health care, internet and also high tech areas like medical imaging, satellite imaging and astronomy. Digital imaging in Java has been supported since its first release, through the java.awt and java.awt.image class packages. Now there are three distinct java imaging APIs namely, the basic AWT imaging API, Java 2D API and Java Advance Imaging (JAI) API. This paper firstly summarizes and compares important features of AWT, Java2D and JAI APIs.