New blog home!

Since Windows 7 shipped, I am no longer working on the team delivering the Windows Imaging Component. I’m working on some different areas within Windows. Also, I have started my own blog, SimplicityGuy, where I plan to cover projects that I work in outside of work. This will be the last post to the blog…


A few updates and links

Some folks have been inquiring about the sampel code that I had on my blog. Since my web host was changed and the content was lost, I’ve moved the code to CodePlex. I’ve pruned the samples, and made them availabled here. What’s included: Converting WPF BitmapSource <-> GDI+ Bitmap Metadata Walker Using WPF InPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter Also,…


Moving to other blogs…

Just last week, the DirectX blog has gone live! From now on, any posts about WIC will be placed on the DirectX blog. Questions about WIC will continue to be answered in the WIC Forums on MSDN. Also, in a short while I’ll be setting up my own blog which won’t be focused on WIC….


Metadata Working Group 1.01 Spec Published

Just today the Metadata Working Group posted the version 1.01 of their guidance. There are a few changes: clarification around location removal of Exif UserComment from the “Description” guidance clarification around “Date/Time” addition of “Implementation Notes” section  


WIC in Windows 7 Pre-Beta

With this morning’s keynote on Windows 7, I can finally share details about what’s changed in WIC in Windows 7! We’ve spent much time fixing many issues that both our customers and we found since we shipped Windows Vista. We also added a number of important features that were asked for by customers. Here’s a…


Metadata Working Group

At Photokina this year, the Metadata Working Group standard was announced. This is an industry wide effort to improve how metadata is written and read for a number of key fields used in consumer workflows. The formation of this group included members from Adobe, Apple, Canon, Microsoft, Nokia, and Sony. Most recently, both the IPTC…


WIC Tools now available!

The following WIC Tools are now available from the Microsoft Download Center… with source code! WICGrinder (updated!) WICExplorer Sample CODEC, metadata handler, pixel formats Click here to download the code! Also here.


WIC Forum

Well, it’s finally happened… we’ve created a WIC Forum on the MSDN Forums page. So, if you have any questions about WIC, please post them there. Enjoy!


Using WPF’s InPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter

Many folks have tried to use the WPF Imaging InPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter class without much success. Unfortunately the SDK sample provided only shows how to use this with PNG files… and this is less than ideal since folks are mainly interested in metadata on their JPEGs and TIFFs. The InPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter is a way to invoke WIC’s IWICFastMetadataEncoder,…


Microsoft Pro Photo Summit 2007

Last week was the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit. Below are links to some coverage from the event: PopPhoto (1), (2) Blurberati Photo Business Forum Dispatches (1), (2), (3), (4)