Nokia updates Imaging SDK version to 1.1, adds support for Windows 8.1

Nokia updates Imaging SDK version to 1.1, adds support for Windows 8.1

On Monday, former CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop stepped on the stage in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress event and unveiled its X line of smartphones that runs on Android. At the same time to please Windows app developers, Elop announced the updated version of Imaging Software Development Kit (SDK), which now has added support for Windows 8.1.

For those who are unfamiliar with it, Imaging Software Development Kit grants you access to a powerful library and other modules that help the creators make great imaging apps for Windows desktop and mobile platforms. The version number has been bumped up to 1.1, and several new, enticing, and handy features have been added.

Some of the key features include:

  • Support for HDR effects: A technology that lets you add vibrant and stunning effects to photos.
  • Improved JPEG Decoding: Using a new technology RAJPEG, you will be able to access photos - add effects, rotate and crop them without having to wait for the photos to decode.
  • Compatible with 1.0 SDK: As you would expect, the new module is built over the old one and Nokia has made sure to provide backwards compatibility.
  • Compatibility with Windows 8.1: Regardless of the system architecture (ARM, x86), the new tool can work with both. In addition, it also supports Windows Phone 8.0.

You can snag the new version from the download link below. 

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