To begin, let's look at a simple program written using the Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) package. This program (shown in Listing 6.1) takes as parameters an image filename and a scale factor. It loads the image, scales its dimensions, and displays the results.

Listing 6.1
 package ch6; import java.awt.*; import javax.swing.*; import java.awt.image.renderable.ParameterBlock; import; import; /** -- objects of this class perform the following steps: 1. reads an image file 2. scales the image dimensions using provided scale factor 3. displays the result */ public class Intro extends JFrame { public Intro(String filename, String scaleFactor) { ParameterBlock pb; /* create ...

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