What is Java Image Editor?
The Java Image Editor is not meant to be a full-featured photo-retouching application, but rather is geared towards the creation of smaller Web images and icons. However, it is surprisingly flexible once you understand some of its seemingly more obscure features. This page contains a set of tips and hints to help you get the most out of the Image Editor.

  • Multiple image layers
  • Brushes: paint, clone, erase etc.
  • Blending modes - add, screen, darken etc.
  • Transformations: scale, rotate, shear, perspective
  • Lots of effects and image-processing operations
  • Reads and writes multiple image formats
  • Extensible via a plugin mechanism

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE version is 1.6
  • enough memory

Java Image Editor on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing Java Image Editor
Download ImageEditor.jar. Create a folder (directory) "ImageEditor". Copy the jar file to the new folder "ImageEditor". Create a new program object or copy it from the file below.
Specify the path and file name: "[drive: ImageEditor]\ImageEditor\ImageEditor.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "ImageEditor".

The used cmd file
Java Image Editor works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have created an ImageEditor.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set CLASSPATH=I:\DTP\ImageEditor\lib
[drive: ImageEditor]
cd [drive: ImageEditor]\ImageEditor
java -Xms512m -jar ImageEditor.jar 2>imageeditorbugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Java Image Editor with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: ImageEditor] = drive with ImageEditor

should be replaced by real drive letters. Save the file and rename it to ImageEditor.cmd or use/adjust the ImageEditor.cmd from the distribution. This file is copied to the ImageEditor directory. Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
The addition "2>imageeditorbugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "imageeditorbugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 Java Image Editor icon: JIE-eCS.zip.

revision December 29, 2012