WIC 1.0 is released!

The WIC package installer is now available on MSDN: x86: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8E011506-6307-445B-B950-215DEF45DDD8&displaylang=en x64: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F64654AC-6E26-41D9-A90A-0E7783B864EE&displaylang=en


Want to give PhotoSynth a try?

There’s a tech preview of PhotoSynth available! Go check it out!


WICGrinder Updated

After the initial release of WICGrinder almost 2 weeks ago, we have added metadata tests in. Also, we addressed some bugs within the pre-existing tests. Please pick up an update copy of WICGrinder here: WICGrinder (x86); WICGrinder (x64)


.NET Fx 3.0 RTM is out!

.NET Framework 3.0 RTM’d! Go download it! If you want the SDK, here it is.


App Verifier & WICGrinder

In the previous post about WICGrinder, this tool for verifying WIC CODEC behavior was introduced. As an added bonus, this tool can be utilized with other tools, such as App Verifier to catch some pretty nasty bugs. If you have a WIC CODEC, under a debugger (choose your favorite) run a debug copy of your…


So you wrote a WIC enabled CODEC… Does it work?

After reading this blog, Peggi’s whitepaper, and the MSDN Documentation, you decided to write a CODEC for an image file type. The CODEC was even tested in WICExplorer. Great! Now you hope that the CODEC is fully functional… meaning that you can use it from the Windows Vista shell, Windows Vista Photo Gallery, and any…


WIC RC1 Download!

For those who have been waiting for a standalong download of the WIC redistributable, here it is: x86: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a6e324c4-ae01-4725-a92e-2b38beaf34c0&DisplayLang=en x64: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=597A3323-4D48-4993-9CF9-B486856436F2&displaylang=en


MSDN Article on how to write a WIC CODEC

Peggi, Lead PM on WIC, put together a most excellent write up for all of the things that go into writing a CODEC for WIC. It covers everything from the required interfaces that need to be implemented to which registry keys are required. The article is now up on MSDN. Check it out here! If…



If you havne’t already checked out PhotoSynth, head over to Channel 9 or Channel 10 and check it out! For for actual team website, check out http://labs.live.com/photosynth/.


Interested in Windows Media Photo?

Bill Crow has a really great blog about Windows Media Photo. Interested in finding out more about this new image format? Head over to his blog!