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HD Photo plug-in for Photoshop available

Bill Crow writes that the free Photoshop plugin for HD photo is available now for both Windows and Mac OSX. This will work for XP, Vista, OSX 10.5 and 10.5 using Photoshop CS2 and CS3. If you missed Bill's presentation on HD Photo Guidelines, you can see the Powerpoint here.

HD Photo is an entirely new photo file format for continuous-tone imagines that allows multiple color formats for display or print, HDR encoding, and lossless or high-quality lossy compression. You're likely to see this file format start appearing on various camera hardware in the future. You can read more about HD Photo here and see the HD Photo Feature Specification 1.0 here. (via Bill Crow's HD Photo Blog)

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  • KoogleKoogle

    Just a shame the HD photo plugin for Photoshop doesn't actually even have the option to show a preview of the compression settings.. I wouldn't even care if it was slow.. at least I could judge myself if the compression. vs time it takes. vs quality....is worth it myself. Without having to save file.. open file.. compare file, save file, etc how stupid.

    for a brand new compression technology.. you would think it would be do as much as possible to make people want to experiment and see just how good this is.. And to think this is out of Beta.. jeesh what on earth did those beta testers suggest/actually do?

    I just can't be bothered.. at least saving as .jpg etc in photoshop gives me a preview of the quality of the image I'm saving while i'm adjusting the quality compression sliders...

    other major suckage area.. is that no Thumbnail plugin gets installed along with the photoshop for XP users so that they get a preview of the image aswel? Actually I'm wondering if there is even HD Photo thumbnail support for XP at all now? Do they not know that a vast majority of windows users haven't bothered with Vista?

  • KoogleKoogle

    Just a shame the HD photo plugin for Photoshop doesn't actually even have the option to show a preview of the compression settings.. I wouldn't even care if it was slow.. at least I could judge myself if the compression. vs time it takes. vs quality....is worth it myself. Without having to save file.. open file.. compare file, save file, etc how stupid.

    for a brand new compression technology.. you would think it would be do as much as possible to make people want to experiment and see just how good this is.. And to think this is out of Beta.. jeesh what on earth did those beta testers suggest/actually do?

    I just can't be bothered.. at least saving as .jpg etc in photoshop gives me a preview of the quality of the image I'm saving while i'm adjusting the quality compression sliders...

    other major suckage area.. is that no Thumbnail plugin gets installed along with the photoshop for XP users so that they get a preview of the image aswel? Actually I'm wondering if there is even HD Photo thumbnail support for XP at all now? Do they not know that a vast majority of windows users haven't bothered with Vista?

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