The purpose of NASA Image2000 is to provide a host-independent image processing system for students and educators using tutorials.
The core plug-in architecture allows the system to be expanded to accommodate other segments of the imaging community. NASA Image2000 is based on Sun's Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) and includes tools for science which are accessed through a standard menu interface with toolbars that are customizable through XML definitions.
The interface is provided for the interactive creation of new operations by combining and linking together existing operations. New operations can be saved, edited and shared among a global community of NASA Image2000 users.