Bill Crow's Digital Imaging & Photography Blog

News & information about Seadragon, Deep Zoom, JPEG XR and related technology

The new Seadragon.com

Microsoft Live Labs just released a new free service at seadragon.com.  It lets you transform...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/30/2009

JPEG XR is Now an International Standard

I’m very excited to share the news that JPEG XR is now an approved ISO/IEC International...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/30/2009

JPEG XR for Digital Cameras Nears Completion

  The JPEG XR Technical Spec Work is Done The headline for this blog post is the headline of...

Author: billcrow Date: 01/29/2009

HD Photo Plug-ins for Photoshop are Released

HD Photo plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 and CS3 have been officially released for both Windows...

Author: billcrow Date: 12/06/2007

HDR and Color Spaces

HD Photo supports high dynamic range wide gamut color (HDR/WG) image content using the scRGB color...

Author: billcrow Date: 10/25/2007

Updated HD Photo Plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop® Software

We've just posted updated versions of the HD Photo Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop Software to the...

Author: billcrow Date: 08/17/2007

Industry Standardization for HD Photo

This is a pretty exciting day for all of us working on HD Photo. Today, the Joint Photographic...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/31/2007

High Dynamic Range Editing

HD Photo supports a new paradigm for image editing. , Higher fidelity images can be stored in a high...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/13/2007

WinHEC 2007 is Almost Here

I'll be attending WinHEC again this year, with multiple sessions on HD Photo. WinHEC 2007 takes...

Author: billcrow Date: 05/08/2007

Expression Design Includes HD Photo Support

The Beta 2 version of Microsoft® Expression® Design was recently released with full support for...

Author: billcrow Date: 03/27/2007

Photoshop Modes and HD Photo Pixel Formats

A Mode by Any other Name So, as reported previously, we now have released a beta of the Windows HD...

Author: billcrow Date: 03/23/2007

Microsoft Officially Announces HD Photo

Didn't we already do that? Regular readers of my blog (which is a tad oxymoronic, since it appears I...

Author: billcrow Date: 03/11/2007

Photosynth

Give it a Whirl By now you may have already heard of and played with Photosynth, a new Technology...

Author: billcrow Date: 11/20/2006

Introducing HD Photo

A New Name and a New License No, it's not another file format. We have re-christened Windows Media...

Author: billcrow Date: 11/17/2006

MSU Evaluates Windows Media Photo vs. JPEG-2000

The fine folks at the Graphics and Media Lab at Moscow State University (MSU) have completed a...

Author: billcrow Date: 10/20/2006

Managed Code Interfaces

Windows Vista and .NET Framework 3.0 programmers can access the HD Photo codec from managed code....

Author: billcrow Date: 10/20/2006

Future Imaging 6Sight Conference

The Future Imaging 6Sight Conference takes place in Monterey California next week - October 24th and...

Author: billcrow Date: 10/20/2006

Get Your WIC On

Ok, so I've most definitely been neglecting this blog for way too long. It's the most common form of...

Author: billcrow Date: 10/20/2006

Traveling Again

I'll be traveling to the Pacific Rim next week (8/19-8/25), visiting several of our partners Taiwan...

Author: billcrow Date: 08/15/2006

WinHEC 2006 Slide Deck Posted

The PowerPoint slide deck from my presentation on Windows Media Photo at WinHEC 2006 is now posted...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/05/2006

WIC Documentation

Can you believe it? A short blog entry! The original URL I provided (in my welcome blog post) for...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/05/2006

Encoding Windows Media Photo Files - Part 1: DPK Tools

This is the first installment of a series of blogs on creating Windows Media Photo files. This...

Author: billcrow Date: 07/05/2006

Licensing Details are Published

Ok, I know I said my next blog post would be on creating Windows Media Photo files. I am working on...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/30/2006

Pixel Formats (Part 2: Fixed Point and Floating Point)

This is the second part of a discussion of the pixel formats supported by Windows Media Photo. I...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/21/2006

Pixel Formats (Part 1: Unsigned Integers)

This is the first installment of what I plan to be an ongoing series of personal technical notes...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/19/2006

Windows Media Photo Presentations this Month

Hello again, I’ll be speaking about Windows Media Photo at a couple upcoming events this month. Here...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/12/2006

DPK 1.0 RC is Available

Hello everyone, I’m excited to announce that the Windows Media Photo Device Porting Kit (DPK) 1.0...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/12/2006

Welcome!

I'm Bill Crow, the Program Manager for Windows Media Photo at Microsoft. The purpose of this blog is...

Author: billcrow Date: 06/08/2006