Hi everyone,

I want to make an image browser similar to eog, geeqie or glslideshow on Linux. In addition It needs to implement a pan-and-zoom effect (in other words: Ken Burns effect).
However, I heard that you can't write program like that in Java due to its low-effectiveness. The application should run smoothly on Intel Atom platform with image resolution of (at least) 1024x768 pix.

I don't know the newest trends in Java so maybe You know about some libraries that can be effective enough in such situation?

Here you have an applet with the mentioned effect: http://www.anfyteam.com/anj/zoompan/zoompan.html