MSU Evaluates Windows Media Photo vs. JPEG-2000

The fine folks at the Graphics and Media Lab at Moscow State University (MSU) have completed a comparison of Windows Media Photo and nine different implementations of JPEG-2000.  Their results are right in line with our own analysis; it confirms our message that Windows Media Photo delivers image quality comparable to JPEG-2000 and significantly better…

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Managed Code Interfaces

Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 programmers can access the HD Photo codec from managed code.  There are a few restrictions when using the managed code interfaces compared to the unmanaged WIC interfaces.  Most notably, not all the pixel formats are supported through managed code in this first release, so these pixel formats can’t be…

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Future Imaging 6Sight Conference

The Future Imaging 6Sight Conference takes place in Monterey California next week – October 24th and 25th.  I’ll be there speaking (briefly) about Windows Media Photo.  I’m attending the entire conference so if you’re also planning on attending, grab me and say hello. If you’re not planning on being there, then change your plans!  It’s…

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Get Your WIC On

Ok, so I’ve most definitely been neglecting this blog for way too long.  It’s the most common form of blogicide; you start out with the greatest of intentions and then, well, life happens. But fear not, I’m not going to let that happen.  My lame excuse:  We’re in the final big push on Windows Vista,…

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