HD Photo Plug-ins for Photoshop are Released

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…

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HDR and Color Spaces

HD Photo supports high dynamic range wide gamut color (HDR/WG) image content using the scRGB color profile with multiple fixed point or floating point numerical formats in 16 or 32 bits per channel (bpc).  HDR/WG introduces a fundamentally different way to manage image information compared to the 8bpc unsigned integer RGB pixel format that is…

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Updated HD Photo Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® Software

We’ve just posted updated versions of the HD Photo Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop Software to the Microsoft Download Center.  There are now versions for both Windows and Macintosh OS X. There is an updated beta for Windows Vista and Windows XP, plus a new beta for both Intel and PPC Macs running OS X. In…

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Industry Standardization for HD Photo

This is a pretty exciting day for all of us working on HD Photo.  Today, the Joint Photographic Expert’s Group (JPEG) announced a new work item for the standardization of a HD Photo as a new file format called JPEG XR (XR is short for “extended range”.)  You can read the full details in the…

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High Dynamic Range Editing

HD Photo supports a new paradigm for image editing.  , Higher fidelity images can be stored in a high dynamic range, wide gamut format using either fixed or floating point numerical encoding.  HD Photo retains image content that would otherwise fall outside the visible range and be clipped using the more typical unsigned integer numerical representation…

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WinHEC 2007 is Almost Here

I’ll be attending WinHEC again this year, with multiple sessions on HD Photo.  WinHEC 2007 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 15th-17th.  I’ll be presenting a session entitled “HD Photo Implemention Guidelines” on Wednesday at 11A.  I’m also hosing a “chalk talk” on “HD Photo Wide Gamut Imaging” Wednesday afternoon.  The chalk…

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Expression Design Includes HD Photo Support

The Beta 2 version of Microsoft® Expression® Design was recently released with full support for opening and saving HD Photo files.  It’s available for either Windows Vista or Windows XP. So what exactly is Expression Design?  In the words of the product team: Expression Design is a professional illustration and graphic design tool that lets…

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Photoshop Modes and HD Photo Pixel Formats

A Mode by Any other Name So, as reported previously, we now have released a beta of the Windows HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® software.  This plug-in allows you to open and save HD Photo files from Photoshop.  Photoshop is a powerful application with an incredible array of features.  Among those are the ability…

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Microsoft Officially Announces HD Photo

Didn’t we already do that? Regular readers of my blog (which is a tad oxymoronic, since it appears I have a hard time being a regular poster) already know all about HD Photo.  We’ve been talking about at various conferences, via this blog and on various websites for quite a while.  However, during all that…

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