The VisAD visualization toolkit is a Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization and analysis of numerical data. VisAD uses Bio-Formats to read many image formats, notably TIFF.
The visad.jar file has Bio-Formats bundled inside, so no further installation is necessary.
It should be possible to use a newer version of Bio-Formats by
putting the latest
formats-gpl.jar before visad.jar
in the class path. Alternately, you can create a “VisAD Lite” using the
make lite command from VisAD source, and use the resultant
visad-lite.jar, which is a stripped down version of VisAD without sample
applications or Bio-Formats bundled in.