This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Can someone please give me an idea of what classes in the Java API support efficient .jpg-to-byte stream and .gif-to-byte stream conversion (ones that aren't found in the javax.imageio.* package and its subpackages (because those are from 1.4) rather ones that are JDK 1.2 compatible) and/or if more efficient customized ones might be written, or if any third party libraries exist. Thanks