The Nokia Imaging SDK, now as 1.1 version, brings technologies that Nokia uses in its own imaging applications available to developers. The features include decoding and encoding JPEG images, applying filters and effects, blending, cropping, rotating and resizing, with customization and unlimited undo.
The Nokia Imaging SDK provides more than 50 pre-made filters and effects and it allows access to any image data without decoding the whole image. That means you can apply effects to high resolution images, without worrying about your memory budget. You can add a filter to your existing project with just a few lines of C#. The library can also be called from C++ code. The filters can be chained to create the exact effect you are looking for.
If you just want to get up the speed, see the Quick Start for Windows Phone and for Windows. The Core concepts chapter explains the main concepts and functionality of the Nokia Imaging SDK. Below is the quick jumplist to API reference where the filters have been documented in more detail. Alternatively you can try out the sample projects to quickly see the library in real action.
All code samples in this documentation are written in C# unless otherwise noted.
Nokia Imaging SDK version 1.1 is 100% backward compatible with version 1.0, so anything currently working with 1.0 should work with 1.1 as well. The key new features and additions include:
Windows 8.1 support
Since the Nokia Lumia family now includes a Windows RT 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, we ported the library to the Windows platform. Developer can now create magical imaging experiences with the SDK for Windows 8.1 (x86 and ARM).
New filters and effects
Documentation improvements: besides samples and documentation for the new features in SDK version 1.1, the API reference now includes C# examples for all classes.
For more details, check the version history.
The Nokia Imaging SDK can only be used in Windows Phone 8 projects, it is not compatible with Windows Phone 7.
The library is distributed under the Nokia Imaging SDK License Agreement.
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Last updated 27 February 2014