Image I/O

Most programmers who have worked with image display and processing will attest to the large amount of time spent dealing with image input and output formats. Fortunately, Java has recently added the Java Image I/O API, which will serve to greatly reduce the amount of time spent programming and implementing Image I/O and will further support networked, disk-based, and direct image reading and writing.

The Image I/O API also supports metadata, that is, image data that are not related to the pixel values themselves but rather represent data about data.

The Image I/O API is the subject of Chapter 5.

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