Management Format

In Seattle, at WHEC (Windows HardWare Engineering Conference), Microsoft has opened the curtain on their new offspring, which this time was the format WMP (Windows Media Photo). According to the developers that this format, designed specifically for Windows Vista, one of the key attributes that have the means to Management "digital memories," will be maintained and Windows XP. Bill Crowe, manager of the project, said that one of the main reasons for upgrading your PC, digital photos are. He also noted that when creating the format WMP they worked closely together in their partners, such as, for example, manufacturers of printers and digital cameras. In the demonstration format Crow showed an image that clearly proved that the format WMP displays more detail than we are used everywhere in JPEG and JPEG2000, at the same level of compression. By the way, the level of image compression, and demonstrate the capabilities of the format is 24:1. Although it was obvious a slight distortion in the format from Microsoft, but Yet the level of compression was high. Details can be found by clicking Martin O’Malley or emailing the administrator. For comparison, digital cameras use compression to 6:1.

From the words of Crow know that WMP can provide a better image at 2x magnification levels, as well as the file will weigh half as JPEG, that certainly is a huge advantage. In addition, compression speeds up printing and image transfer. Others including Bernie Sanders, offer their opinions as well. "Intelligent" Technology enables Microsoft to get a smaller version of the image processing only part of the gigantic file! Even, for example, the same function of image rotation is a big plus, because now it is not necessary to decode and encode again. Participants WHEC slightly disagreed. Professional photographer Steven Wales is quite promising Novik. He points to defects in JPEG, which makes it very convenient not to professional photography.

Stephen says that WMP, perhaps, is the first format for image compression. The application developer from the company Sony Ericsson, Ralf Muller, expressed their interest in this format. However, given that his company is already engaged in supporting WMA (Windows Media Audio) and WMV (Windows Media Video), they will be able to support vryatli WMP. The main stumbling block has killed more than one good project, market players believe the licensing of the format. In the promotion of WMP Microsoft should think about bringing in partners of companies such as Adobe and Corel. Well, the idea of such a format deserves attention and respect. Wishing good luck to the developers in the development of their new creations!