Microsoft HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop

This is the Windows BETA release of the HD Photo, also known as Windows Media Photo, file format plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® software. It supports a wide range of pixel formats (including high dynamic range, wide gamut formats) and numerous advanced HD Photo features. This BETA plug-in is designed for use with the CS2 or CS3 versions of Adobe® Photoshop® software running under Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows Vista. Any other use is not supported. Because this is a BETA release, we recommend you use careful judgment before using this version of the plug-in for any production work. This BETA version will expire after May 31st, 2007.

When running the installation program, you are prompted for the Photoshop plug-ins directory where the plug-in should be installed. The default location is c''rogram FilesAdobePhotoshop CS2Plug-insFile Formats, the file formats plug-ins directory for Adobe Photoshop. If you want to use this plug-in with a version of Adobe Photoshop installed in a different location, including use with the beta release of Adobe Photoshop CS3, you will need to browse to the specific file format plug-ins directory for your Photoshop installation. The setup program will not search for or verify the presence of your installation of Adobe Photoshop.

If you inadvertently install the plug-in to the wrong directory, you can un-install it using the "Add/Remove Programs" control panel in Windows XP or the "Programs and Features" control panel in Windows Vista. Then re-install the plug-in and specify the correct installation sub-directory. Alternately, you can install the plug-in to a temporary directory and then manually copy the plug-in file to the appropriate Photoshop plug-ins directory. If this technique is used, the standard process for un-installing the plug-in will not work; you will need to manually delete the plug-in file to un-install it.

This is BETA software!, please use caution when installing it on your system
Download: HD Photo Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop (Freeware)
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Commenting is disabled on this article. what's the use of this anyway? Do browsers support this? Is there native support for this format in most of the computers out there? OS X? Linux? Any of the millions of non-PC devices that support JPEG?

this might seam like a rather stupid question however, what exactly is the file format for this if we know that its not going to be JPEG anymore.