I am trying to install JAI into Netbeans IDE 7.12 on a 64 bit Windows 7 system and don't seem to be getting it done correctly. I am new to Java, so this may be part of the problem. Here's what I have done so far:
 I downloaded the JAI executable files:
 Double-clicked on the jai-1_1_3-lib-windows-i586.exe. Thru the doc say it would install at
This step I think is where the problem is. Firstly, you shouldn't be adding anything from the JRE or JDK. There is stuff in there to go into the PATH (where executables reside), but what you're dealing with here is the CLASSPATH (where Java libraries reside). Secondly, while I'm not sure how JAI organizes its classes (or how NetBeans expects them to be added), I'm guessing that you need to add the actual jar files that make up JAI, however many there may be - and not the directories in which these jar files reside.
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Thanks for the insights Ulf.
I made the changes, but still can't get JAI running. I then uninstalled the x64 version of IDE and installed the x86 version in hopes being all x86 would make a differnence, but it hasn't.
Perhaps JAI is overkill. All I really wnat to do is read in a TIFF image. I'd prefer to do it in x64 IDE so I can make use of more memory. Is there a better way to read TIFF that using JAI?