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#1 Rick Brewster

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 10:48 PM

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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Posted 07 April 2007 - 10:36 PM

When saving, selecting quality 100 means lossless?
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:03 PM

Correct.
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:11 PM

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

If I am understanding this correctly, image quality is as good(or better) as PNG and image compression is comparable to JPG?
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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:20 PM

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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Posted 07 April 2007 - 11:26 PM

A quick and dirty explanation is just fine.

Thanks Bob.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:41 PM

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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#8 Rick Brewster

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:48 PM

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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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:17 AM

Windows Vista had Ver. 3.0...? Cause i saw the preview... Right...?
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 01:34 AM

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PNG: 149KB
JPEG highest quality: 99KB
HD (lossless): 107KB
HD (Quality at 95): 80KB

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PNG: 160KB
HD (lossless): 184KB
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:32 AM

Pretty nice; every image is unique compression-wise.
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Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:56 AM

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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Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:16 AM

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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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:50 AM

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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#15 Rick Brewster

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:56 AM

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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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:42 AM

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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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:50 AM

My way would be to reinstall it, but I think Rick would like to solve this.
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:54 AM

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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Posted 29 April 2007 - 04:29 AM

I've updated the plugin -- see the first post in this thread for details.
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Posted 19 May 2007 - 05:18 AM

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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