Windows 7 includes many new updates and improvements to the Graphics stack, including a new set of APIs for 2D graphics and writing text. Among them are a major reduction in memory consumption by the DWM and new more efficient ways to combine the available APIs. Join Varun Bhartia, Program Manager, and Robert Wlodarczyk, Senior Test Lead, as they dive deep into the Windows Imaging Component also known as WIC.
In Windows Vista, the Windows Imaging Component introduced an extensible framework for working with images and image metadata. The image formats supported by the Windows Imaging Component include JPEG, PNG, and TIFF, and the supported metadata formats include XMP and EXIF. With Windows 7, Windows Imaging Component broadens its standards compliance by providing support for progressive image decoding, expanded PNG features, GIF metadata, and metadata that spans APPn segments.
This is another video in a series of Windows 7 Graphics videos:
You can find additional information about Windows 7 Graphics in the:
· Developer for Windows MSDN page
· E7 blog post Engineering Windows 7 Graphics Performance
· PDC session recordings: