jrawio is a Service Provider Implementation for the Java Image I/O API that provides the capability to read images stored in a "camera raw" format. It supports various formats from the major camera manufacturers (e.g. NEF, CRW, CR2, PEF, SRF, MRW) as well as Adobe Digital Negative Format (DNG). It is made of pure Java code and does not require any native library.
The mission of the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) project is to create and maintain software libraries that provide a predictable and consistent interface to underlying platform- specific implementations. The primary goal is to provide an API to which software developers may code and be assured of predictable if not identical behaviour regardless of the platform on which their software is built, relieving them of the need to code special-case conditions to work around or take advantage of platform-specific deficiencies or features.