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HD Photo plugin - BETA


Rick Brewster
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NOTE: This plugin is no longer being maintained or updated, and is incompatible with Paint.NET 4.x.

 

 

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.

Edited by toe_head2001

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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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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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usedHONDA's results are misleading, showing at one point that HD Photo had better lossless compression than PNG.

I would be surprised if anything could beat PNG, but I am working with incomplete information here.

Both of his PNG images have an extra alpha channel in there. There's obviously there is no alpha to speak of, so that's superfluous data.

Using optiPNG, which removed the alpha (and might've used better compression parameters), the first image (pnglogo.png) became 98427 bytes (96 kiB), better than HD Photo.

The second image (hdlogo.png) is 136271 bytes (133 kiB) when optimized. It was already smaller than HD Photo.

I don't know much about HD Photo. Let me know if the HD Photo export also includes extraneous image data.

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I don't know if this is the very latest version, but until the official link is working again, you can download from here Edited by Rick: Sorry it took me so long, I updated the first post w/ an official, working link :)

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Alright, I downloaded and installed this dll into the file types folder in Paint.net, looked for a unblock feature in properties, and there was none. I have shut down and restarted Paint.net, because that is what is needed for most plugins, and the file extension is not present. Should I restart the computer? I have already installed net 3.0, and I am using paint.net 3.8!

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks! :lol:

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