HD Photo Plug-ins for Photoshop are Released


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HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 have been officially released for both Windows and OSX.  They’re available now from the Microsoft Download Center. 

Here are the separate downloads for Windows and OSX.

The Windows version is supported on Windows XP and Windows Vista, and works with Photoshop CS2 and CS3.  While not officially supported, it will also work with limited features with older versions of Photoshop and with Photoshop Elements.  The included README file has details.

The OSX version works with both 10.4 (Tiger) and 10.5 (Leopard), and supports Photoshop CS2 and CS3. 

The features supported on Windows and OSX are identical.  The files created with either version are fully compatible with each other and with Windows Vista, Windows Live Photo Gallery, the HD Photo Device Porting Kit, and several other applications that support HD Photo.

I previously posted information about the features provided in the plug-in and an overview of the encoder parameters and what they do.  Take a look at previous blog entries here and here.  I also gave a presentation at WinHEC 2007 about HD Photo Best Practices.  While targeted primarily for hardware developers, the presentation contains a lot of information that may be useful for Photoshop users that want to best optimize their encoder parameters.  You can find a copy of the presentation here:  WinHEC 2007: HD Photo Implementation Guidelines.

If you’ve been using the beta version released last summer, you won’t find anything new here (other than the removal of the expiration date and the absence of BETA in the name.)  All the changes we’ve made since the last beta are under the covers, fixing a couple minor bugs, addressing several theoretical security vulnerabilities and generally bringing the code up to current Microsoft standards for released software.  But on the surface, the released plug-ins look and act identical to the most recent betas.  Don’t forget that the BETA versions will expire on December 31st, so you should definitely download and install these new released versions.

Once again, I’d like to acknowledge and thank Pegasus Imaging Systems for their participation in the development of these plug-ins.

 

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Comments (23)

  1. stefdnk says:

    Right now it looks like HD is stripping any IPTC info.

    Will there be a support of IPTC in the future.

    Seems rather useless without.

  2. EmJayPrice says:

    Now we need one of these plugins for Lightroom so that photographers will use it.

  3. billcrow says:

    HD Photo fully supports IPTC metadata within XMP.

    Unfortunately, Lightroom does not offer an architecture that supports file format plug-ins.

    Regards,

    Bill Crow

  4. Bill Crow writes that the free Photoshop plugin for HD photo is available now for both Windows and Mac

  5. Adrian Ford says:

    The final version of the HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop are now available for Windows and Mac

  6. The final version of the HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop are now available for Windows and Mac

  7. by Jeff Greene / The Microsoft HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 are out of beta (which

  8. 微软 Bill Crow 写出了一款免费的插件,可以使Photoshop读取和保存HD Photo格式的图片,该插件可运行于 Windows 和 Mac OSX 系统,适用于XP, Vista, OSX

  9. 微软 Bill Crow 写出了一款免费的插件,可以使Photoshop读取和保存HD Photo格式的图片,该插件可运行于 Windows 和 Mac OSX 系统,适用于XP, Vista, OSX

  10. anony.muos says:

    Congrats! Now the next important step for MS should be to incorporate HD Photo support in the browser i.e. IE8 along with support for color management.

  11. stefdnk says:

    I am sorry, Bill,

    But when I save a file with HD, the IPTC is gone.

    Mac 10.5.1

    IPTC is set in Photo Mechanic and saved to xmp.

  12. Zhong Wei says:

    Bill Crow 写出了一款免费的插件,可以使Photoshop读取和保存HD Photo格式的图片,该插件可运行于 Windows 和 Mac OSX 系统,适用于XP, Vista, OSX 10.5

  13. sony-alpha says:

    Thank you very much. this site has provided me with an understanding of HD Photo Plug-ins for Photoshop are Released

    , It’s just what I was looking for!

  14. This past weekend I invested time and money on buying a Digital SLR Camera. After a ton of research,

  15. gangli says:

    I tested the plug-in.  The speed is same as the sample in DDK.

    Has this plug-in optimized with SSE2 or multi-thread?

  16. CSMR says:

    No blog posts, no articles on the internet or photography sites for many months.

    Is the project dead?

    Assuming it is, it is a big shame as the format would be a boost to digital imaging.

  17. Iedereen kent ze wel, de tools van Sysinternals . Mark Russinovich is echter niet de enige Microsofter

  18. Jonathan says:

    Hmm, dead links, any idea where the plugins are now?

  19. Sid says:

    I second Jonathan… where are the plugins now? I can't find them anywhere. Has Microsoft pulled support for this format?

  20. Nazmul Islam Sujan says:

    I have found it through @Andrew Barabasz link. Thanks