Nokia Imaging SDK – Reading Photoshop ACV file format

As mentioned in a previous post we recently switched our in-house made photo effect framework to the Nokia Imaging SDK.

The Nokia SDK has a curve filter, that works in the same way as the ones in professional photo editors, like Gimp or Photoshop.

This blog post describes how to use a Photoshop acv file as input to the filter.

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Nokia Imaging SDK Gotchas – Artifacts in Filters

Recently we switched over our filter framework to the fantastic Nokia imaging SDK. 

We wrote our own framework back in the days of Windows Phone 7.

But despite tedious optimizations it didn’t offer the performance that we wished because it was written in a managed environment.

Nokia SDK to the rescue!

The transition to the SDK went smoothly, the API is simple and clean, yet very powerful.

After having implemented a number of effects, I discovered that some filters didn’t work as expected.

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Super Illusion

Super Illusion for Windows 8

Drug free vision-distorting experience

One of our developers had a few hours spare so came up with a nice little app to distort your vision. Just stare at the screen for around 30 seconds and then take a look around.

Super Illusion Effect

Dont worry the effect only lasts a few seconds.


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Phototastic Tablet New Features

A new version of Phototastic for Windows 8 was just released into the store.

Here’s a quick run down of the new features:

1. Add photos as stickers – also no limits to the number of photos you can add

2. Free mode – place and rotate your photos wherever you want

3. Add frames to individual photos

4. Add outside frame to the collage

5. More collage templates

6. New cheaper simplified pricing –  one purchase unlocks everything

The next update will include more collage and photo frames, we are also working an some video tutorials that will explain some of the features of Phototastic.

If there’s any area that you would like to see explained, just leave some feedback in the comments.