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Nokia Updates Windows Phone Imaging SDK for Devs (Available Now)

November 13, 2013 No Comments

Today, Nokia announced the availability of their new Imaging SDK for Windows Phone Devs.

Create great imaging apps with the Nokia Imaging SDK

The Nokia Imaging SDK gives you access to a powerful library of exciting image manipulation tools, which will make creating the next generation of imaging apps for Windows Phone 8 devices quicker and easier.

Designed from the ground up with performance and a low memory footprint in mind, the library’s functions don’t put a strain on the user’s device, which makes editing high-resolution images swift and engaging. In fact, the technology behind the Nokia Imaging SDK is well proven, as Nokia uses it to create its own imaging apps, such as Creative Studio, Photo Beamer, and Smart Camera.

Hear from David Fredh, Lead Program Manager, Capture and Relive, and Daniel Larsson, Project Manager, Nokia Imaging SDK, the developers of the Nokia Imaging SDK and other great imaging apps from Nokia. David and Daniel provide an introduction to the features and capabilities of the SDK.

For more information and a download of the Nokia Imaging SDK, visit http://www.developer.nokia.com/imaging

The following features are included in the 1.0 release of the Nokia Imaging SDK:

  • Partial JPEG decoding
    Using RAJPEG technology, access image data without decoding a whole JPEG image for blazingly fast previews, application of effects, rotation, and cropping of high resolution images.
  • Updated, easy to use API
    The Nokia Imaging SDK 1.0 delivers  a WinPRT library, which has been updated to better follow Win RT conventions. The API is available from both managed (C# and VB) and native (C++) code, is really simple to use, and comes with a range of intuitive classes and methods.
  • Over 50 filters, effects, and enhancements
    The library
    comes packed with effects, filters, and enhancements for you to use; from the simple, such as auto-enhance, frame, and brightness to those with advanced capabilities such as adjusting RGB levels, hue, and saturation.New filters in 1.0 include Chromakey which enables “green screen” magic, compositing images from background and cutoffs.
  • Roll your own
    With the new SDK release, it is now possible to create completely custom filters for your own unique effects.
  • Crop, resize, rotate, and undo
    Cropping, rotating, and resizing is supported; you can now crop and rotate in one step with the Reframing API. What’s more you can take advantage of the built-in unlimited undo functionality.
  • Use the camera as a source
    Use the Camera Helper API for easier access to camera functionality.
  • Compatibility
    Nokia Imaging SDK is designed to support Windows Phone 8 apps.


Read up on the SDK here
Download here

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