JPEG 2000 - does display depend on browser or applet?

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I am interested in developing a java applet to disoplay medical images and for may reasons jpeg 2000 would be a good choice. Does the ability to display jpeg 2000 image rest with the code for displaying it being in the applet itself or dioes the browser always have to have a jpeg2000 plugin for the image to be diplayed correctly?

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Simon
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CEHJCommented:
Theoretically it should simply be a case of including the jpeg 2000 library (as jar) in the applet's archive tag
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DeanHorakCommented:
Java can display JP2 images itself, but not within the standard JDK API.

However, a reference implementation (JJ2000) is available from http://jpeg2000.epfl.ch/ which includes complete source code.

Another open source project implemention of Jpeg 2000 can be found at http://www.yov408.com/html/tutorials.php?s=85 

I suspect that eventually jpeg 2000 support will be added to the Java API, but I haven't heard when....
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CEHJCommented:
A fly in the ointment, applet-wise could be the library requiring native code. If that's the case, you would be better off using WebStart as it can handle native libraries
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objectsCommented:
Its the applets job, what you need is a decoder that would convert the jpeg2000 encoded image and produce an Image which your applet could then display.
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CEHJCommented:
:-)
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