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The Java 2D API is a set of classes for advanced 2D graphics and imaging, encompassing line art, text, and images in a single comprehensive model. The API provides extensive support for image compositing and alpha channel images, a set of classes to provide accurate color space definition and conversion, and a rich set of display-oriented imaging operators.
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For Developers
Java 2D Sample Programs
Download Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.5.0 Beta 1
Download Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4
Download Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.3
Tech Reference
Java 2D API Documentation
Java 2D API Specification (Javadoc)
New Java 2D API Features for Java 2 SDK, v1.4
2D Graphics Tutorial
High Performance Graphics
A whitepaper describing the performance enhancements in the Java 2 SDK, version 1.4. Also available in PDF format.
Product Info
Java 2D API White Paper
Java 2D API Data Sheet
See Also:
Java Foundation Classes
Use the Batik toolkit to use SVG documents in applications.
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