File Type HD Photo File IconHD Photo File
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  Common

HD Photo is a file format developed by Microsoft for continuous-tone still images. It supports multiple color formats for display and print, high-dynamic-range image encoding, lossy or lossless compression, and efficient decoding for multiple resolutions and subregions.

The HD Photo format provides compression quality comparable with JPEG-2000 and more than twice the quality of the standard JPEG format. It is also known as the "Windows Media Photo" format.

Open With

IconMicrosoft Photos

IconAdobe Photoshop with HD Photo plugin

IconAlchemy Mindworks Graphic Workshop Professional


IconAdobe Photoshop with HD Photo plugin

Updated September 9, 2009
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference