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The idea is to proceed with improvements and tests on the previously introduced concepts/objects in order to extract a base architecture which may be shared by plugins to access coverages.
Example of future tasks during the development of the plugin include:

  • gmljp2 parsing
  • multiple codestreams access capabilities (Mainly for jpx format)

Leveraging Kakadu

Kakadu is a powerful implementation of the JPEG2000 standard.
It allows to build a set of JNI DLLs which may be used via Java through a Jar package containing bindings to the native libs. Our ImageIO-Ext kakadu plugin is based on this.
(The imageio-ext site already contains information about the Kakadu capabilities as well as instructions on how to setup and build the required kakadu native libs.)

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