Extend the standard set of Image I/O plugins to support the TIFF image format.
The Image I/O Framework (
javax.imageio), which is part of Java SE,
provides a standard way to plug-in image codecs. Codecs for some
formats, e.g. PNG and JPEG, must be provided by all implementations.
A widely-used format, TIFF, is missing from this set. There have been
multiple requests over the years for this format, from developers
representing both small and large ISVs. It is also more relevant now
since OS X uses TIFF as a standard platform image format and we have been
unable to support that to date.
Suitable TIFF reader and writer plugins, written entirely in Java, were
previously developed in the Java Advanced Imaging API Tools Project
We will merge this into the JDK, alongside the existing Image I/O
plugins. The package will be renamed to
since it will become a standard part of the Java SE specification. The
XML metadata format name will be similarly renamed.
The code otherwise than package name changes will be incorporated as-is;
it has been field tested for many years. We will create
tests for the APIs that are exposed.