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)


Metadata Conference

At the recent Photo Metadata Conference, Josh Weisberg from Microsoft represented WIC there. Here’s some coverage… and some more…


Wikipedia now knows about WIC

It’s great to see that now Wikipedia knows something about WIC. 🙂


HD Photo Beta Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Have you been eye-ing the new HD Photo format? Are you an avid user of Adobe’s Photoshop? Well, now you can give HD Photo a whirl in Photoshop CS2 (or the CS3 beta). Download the HD Photo Plugin for Adobe Photoshop.


HDView from MSR

Just announced at MSR Techfest yesterday… Ever wonder how you view gigapixel images? Or how do you even go about creating gigapixel images using somewhat commodity equipment? MSR just released a tool that’s built on the WIC APIs and uses HD Photo as its backing store. Check out their website. Equipment and methodologies used Make…


CMYK Color Profile Posted

For those of you using CMYK images in your workflow using WIC, you’ll want to download the CMYK profile that was posted a few days ago. Enjoy.


DJ Tiësto & Windows Vista

Some of you who know me better know that I’m a huge DJ Tiësto fan… even before he was vote #1 DJ in the world. Having been a bad fan lately and not checking out the fan website recently, I figured I’d check it today. To my surprise there’s now a Windows Vista Sidebar gadget…