Java Image Editor is a simple image editor that works across all the popular platforms like Windows, macOS and Linux. Even though it is a small Java based image editor, it offers all the usual features desired from a typical image editing software. This image editor comes only as a JAR file without any installation setup or anything. You can just run this JAR file on your system to start using Java Image Editor.
Of course, for launching JAR programs like Java Image Editor, you must have JRE (Java Runtime Environment) installed on your system first. In the user interface of Java Image Editor, you can find all the tools on the left side, a color selection box on the right-side and the extra options for these tools appear on the top side under the menubar. On the surface, this image editor appears to be just like Microsoft Paint, but a quick look at a the menubar will tell you otherwise.
Java Image Editor supports layer based editing and you can add multiple layers to your image. This is similar to advanced image editors like GIMP or Paint.net. All the layers will be displayed on the right-side of the image editor. You can merge or blend the layers in various mode producing many different effects.
You will also find multiple filters in the menubar that can add various effects to the image. These filters are categorized and grouped according to their effect on your images – blur, channels, color, distort, edges, effects, keying, pixellate, render, stylize, texture, transition, video and more.
Your images can be exported in many different formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, Photoshop PSD, TIFF Targa, Macintosh PICT, PCX, Sun raster and more. For all of these image formats, you can choose the image quality settings.
You can download Java Image Editor from http://www.jhlabs.com/ie/.