HELP: accellerating reading TIFF group 4 fax images using ImageIO
I need to load and display group 4 fax images in my application. I have implemented two solutions, one using the JAI, another using merely the ImageIO Tools. There seems to be a significant speed-increase when I use the JAI instead of the ImageIO Tools, but in favor of the simplicity of it all I would much rather prefer to use the ImageIO Tools. Is there a way to increase the accelleration with my application? I simply load the images into BufferedImages using the ImageIO.read( file )-command, but I'm guessing if somehow i can specify a group 4 fax decompressor for use with a TIFFImageReadParam, it might work a lot faster? Alas, I have tried my best to make it happen, but it's too high-brow for me :-(. Can anyone help?
Thank you in advance,