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Rick Brewster

HD Photo plugin - BETA

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NOTE: This plugin is no longer being maintained or updated. It still works though, of course.

You can read all about HD Photo here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_Photo

NOTE: This is a BETA release. Eventually it will be built-in to Paint.NET though. Edit: This is no longer the plan.

Installation Instructions:

1) Copy HDPhoto.dll to C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/FileTypes

2) Restart Paint.NET (if it was already started)

If you installed to a place other than "C:/Program Files/Paint.NET" then substitute the appropriate directory name.

Download: http://www.getpaint....HDPhoto.0.4.zip

Change Log:

v0.1, April 5th -- Initial release. Expires on June 1st, 2007.

v0.2, April 28th 2007 -- Added ability to open images that are not 32-bit BGRA. Also added ability to save in 24-bit format. This version now expires on July 1st, 2007.

v0.2 (again), June 16th, 2007 -- Recompiled and re-uploaded. Expiration date is now September 1st, 2007, and also will expire if Paint.NET reports that it is version 3.20 or newer. July 4th -- reuploaded version that should work now.

v0.3 -- September 8th, 2007 -- Recompiled and re-uploaded. Removed date-based expiration in favor of version-based expiration. This plugin will cease working if Paint.NET is upgraded to version 3.20 or newer (which doesn't exist yet -- the plan is simply to have the plugin integrated by then).

v0.4 -- December 14th, 2007 -- New release that works w/ Paint.NET v3.20. Version expiration now set so that it won't expire until Paint.NET v4.0.

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When saving, selecting quality 100 means lossless?

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Correct.

What about a Label?

"Quality is set to 100 so the compression will be lossless, blah blah" when lossless.

"If you select a lower quality you will loss details" or something...

@Buzz: I think you cannot compare WDP and PNG/JPG as there is a lossy and lossless mode.

So in lossless mode the filesize can be better than PNG and in lossy mode the thing beats JPG far away.

(Quick and dirty explanation)

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A quick and dirty explanation is just fine.

Thanks Bob.

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Great plugin Rick, but other than PDN, does anyone know of any programs that can view HD photos (that's free :D)? I've gone for that HD Photo Porting Kit but nothing seems to have changed; then again I could have misunderstood its purpose and it's not what I thought it was. Having said that, I haven't restarted my lappy yet....

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A quick and dirty explanation is just fine.

Thanks Bob.

Yeah this is just a beta/test plugin. The final version, once integrated in to Paint.NET, will have a quick explanation that 100 = lossless.

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pnglogo.png

PNG: 149KB

JPEG highest quality: 99KB

HD (lossless): 107KB

HD (Quality at 95): 80KB

EDIT:

hdlogo.png

PNG: 160KB

HD (lossless): 184KB

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Pretty nice; every image is unique compression-wise.

As far as those two images, I have found that darker images almost always take up more space when working with the same dimensions and compression quality.

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Pretty nice; every image is unique compression-wise.
not when the PNG is compressed with PNGOUT. not even HD Photo beats that.
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My Paint.NET has been crashing lately whenever I try saving a pic. Is that coz I don't have this? Or something else?

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My Paint.NET has been crashing lately whenever I try saving a pic. Is that coz I don't have this? Or something else?

No -- it is something else.

If Paint.NET is crashing, please send me the crash log (pdncrash.log should be on your desktop -- there's an e-mail address listed at the top).

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Yea I know the one but there isn't a crash log for this. It's just the "Paint.NET has encountered an error and needs to close" then the 3 options to Debug, Send Error and Don't Send Error.

I couldn't find an Error Report anywhere for it it, just some binary.

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My way would be to reinstall it, but I think Rick would like to solve this.

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Yea I know the one but there isn't a crash log for this. It's just the "Paint.NET has encountered an error and needs to close" then the 3 options to Debug, Send Error and Don't Send Error.

I couldn't find an Error Report anywhere for it it, just some binary.

This discussion doesn't belong here -- please move this to the Bugs & Troubleshooting forum.

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I've updated the plugin -- see the first post in this thread for details.

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I'm sorry for asking a noob question. Am I suppose to get a new option for file extension when I click "Save As". I think I did it right. I am running Vista, with .Net v3.0 built-in, Paint.Net v3.07, and copied the HD Photo DLL in the "FileType" directory. Still I see the same extensions, no .HDP or .WPD option. What can I expect to see with this plug-in? Basically, how do I use it. If there's a tutorial for this, please post a link. Thanks :-)

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I went back, and I didn't have the "Unblock" option like in your link. However, I did get an HDPhoto option in "Save As" after a reboot. Strange, I never thought I had to do that in Vista to make this plugin work.

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download broken

Yeah I pushed the wrong button in Frontpage and it started deleting things :oops: :evil: I'll upload it again in a bit!

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