Java Advanced Imaging

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Java Advanced Imaging
Developer(s) Oracle Corporation
Stable release 1.1.3 / 10/2006
Development status Active
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
License Java Research License
Website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/tech/index.html

Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) is a Java platform extension API that provides a set of object-oriented interfaces that support a simple, high-level programming model which allows developers to create their own image manipulation routines without the additional cost or licensing restrictions, associated with commercial image processing software.

JAI is provided as a free download directly from Oracle Corporation for the Windows, Solaris, and Linux platforms. Apple Inc. provides a Mac OS X version of the API from their website for Mac OS X v10.3; Mac OS X v10.4 and later ships with it preinstalled.

While the API is provided in Java, platform-specific implementations can either use the pure Java implementation or provide an implementation that takes advantage of native technology on the platform to provide better performance.

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