How to open and work with large photos on Windows Phone

Usually when you try to open a large photo on Windows Phone, it gets resized to a smaller one. What is a “large”, and what is a “smaller” photo? At the moment of writing this article, every photo larger than 2000 x 2000 pixels is considered large and gets resized to smaller version (longer side is then 2000 pixels), which can be a problem if you’re writing a photo editing software. I solved this problem in my free photo editing app called Photo Light, and in this article I’ll show you how to do it in your app.…

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Applying a filter to a picture on Windows Phone

I’ve been looking for a good image library for Windows Phone (Silverlight) that had an appropriate license for using it inside a project for Marketplace. EmguCV library cannot be used with Windows Phone. Aforge.NET image library cannot be used either, because it depends heavily on System.Drawing. But, Codeplex is again full of cool solutions. One of those is ImageTools for Silverlight which provides additional functionality for loading, saving and manipulation images from different sources and with different formats. It also provides a few common filters that you can apply to images. I’ll show you how! Downloading…

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