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Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Plugin

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Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Plugin

 

This plugin adds reading support for all image formats that are supported by the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) codecs on your computer.

 

On Windows 10 are by default the following formats supported by this plugin:
.ARW, .BMP, .CR2, .CRW, .DIB, .DNG, .ERF, .GIF, .JPG, .KDC, .MRW, .NEF, .NRW, .ORF, .PEF, PNG, .RAF, .RAW, .RW2, .RWL, .SR2, .SRW, .TIF

 

To improve the DNG support it’s recommended to install the following DNG codec from Adobe:

DNGCodec_2_0_Installer.exe

 

On Windows 7 you have to install the following codec pack to get support for the same formats:

Microsoft Camera Codec Pack - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26829

 

Please note that raw files are automatically converted with the default parameters of the used codec. Use the excellent RAWFile plugin if you want to control the conversion of your images.

 

Features

  • The list of supported image formats (in the file open dialog) is based on the registered WIC codecs on your computer. It will automatically be updated when you install new codecs.
  • This plug-in comes with a configuration file (“WicDecoder.ini”) which allows you to specify file extensions that should be ignored by this plug-in.
    Note: you have to restart Paint.NET after changing the configuration file of this plug-in.
  • Some WIC codecs support file formats that can have multiple images in one file. This plugin will open all these images as layers (see the screenshot below).

 

multiple_frames.png

 

Download
WicDecoder.zip

 

Installation

  • Unzip “WicDecoder.zip”
  • Copy all the files into the FileTypes plugin folder (which is typically located at: C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes)

 

Copyright
This software is available under MIT License.

Source Code

The source code of this plugin can be found at the following GitHub location:

https://github.com/ReneSlijkhuis/paint.net-wic-plugin


Note
Some file extensions can also be covered by other plugins. In that case will the plugin that appears first in the file open dialog list be used. Remove conflicting plugins (temporary) from the FileTypes folder to test this one.

 

Edited by Rene Slijkhuis
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I’ve uploaded a new version of this plugin on 08-27-2017.


This new version comes with a configuration file (“WicDecoder.ini”) which allows you to specify file extensions that should be ignored by this plug-in.


Note: you have to restart Paint.NET after changing the configuration file of this plug-in.

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