The Java 2D API introduced in JDK 1.2 provides enhanced two-dimensional graphics, text, and imaging capabilities for Java programs through extensions to the Abstract Windowing Toolkit (AWT). This comprehensive rendering package supports line art, text, and images in a flexible, full-featured framework that enables the development of richer user interfaces and sophisticated drawing programs and image editors.
The Java 2D API provides:
- A uniform rendering model for display devices and printers.
- A wide range of geometric primitives such as curves, rectangles, and ellipses and a mechanism for rendering virtually any geometric shape.
- Mechanisms for performing hit detection on shapes, text, and images.
- A compositing model that provides control over how overlapping objects are rendered.
- Enhanced color support that facilitates color management.
- Support for printing complex documents.
Java 2D Rendering