Basically I have some code in Java using the Advanced Imaging API and the javax.ImageIO library.... but it
is very very slow on my O2 and I would like to
try it using something else. I use JPEG images for input and my output is in PNG format.
Hmm... I think that what you are looking for is the development environment of IFL (Image Format Library)
, which is available on the standard IRIX distro. For the ImageVision sdk, indeed, you are right in that is not directly available with IRIX (only the runtime environment is).