Java Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT)
Sampled images formats come into mind when we think about digital images. Like GIF images thare used at web pages or JPEG images that are commonly used in digital photography. Program using them shall 1st convert them into an internal format from an external format.
Java 2D™ provides support to load such external image format to BufferedImage format. This is done by using Image I/O API that is present in javax.imageio package. Built in support is present in Image I/O for GIF,JPEG,WBMP,