Name: gvC48267 Date: 01/05/98
I suggest to add PNG graphics format support to JDK.
AFAIK only JPEG and GIF are currently supported.
PNG supports many nice features like Alpha chanel,
lossless true-color which will fit nicely to Java2D and
are unvailable in GIF and JPEG.
Utility class that writes any image to output strean as PGN would be also
very useful for image processing apps.
PNG home page: http://www.cdrom.com/pub/png/
File archive: ftp://ftp.uu.net:/graphics/png/
(Review ID: 22788)
BugTraq+ Release Management Values
COMMIT TO FIX:
This is currently under serious consideration for the next release. There
is no committment as of yet, though.
Support for reading png files added by jag, yingxian.