Nokia Releases New Imaging SDK For Windows Phone Developers

Nokia today released a new imaging SDK  that provides key image editing features of the Nokia Lumia 1020 to developers. The SDK is available for download today at and they also revealed that a number of developers including Vyclone, Yelp and CNN are integrating these imaging SDK features into future releases of their apps.

The following features are included in the beta 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.
  • Easy to use API The Nokia Imaging SDK delivers the WinPRT library, which is designed with your imaging apps in mind. 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. In addition, you can chain effects together or create your own.
  • Crop, resize, rotate, and undo Cropping, rotating, and resizing is supported and what’s more you can take advantage of the built-in unlimited undo functionality.
  • Compatibility Nokia Imaging SDK is designed to support Windows Phone 8 apps.

Read more about it here.