Microsoft has released an updated beta version of the HD Photo plug-in for Photoshop for Windows, and introduced a Universal Binary beta for Photoshop for Mac. An entry
on the blog of Microsoft's Bill Crow, Program Manager for HD Photo, indicates that these are likely to be operationally identical to the final versions of the plug-ins for each platform.
HD Photo is a free download for both Windows
. Microsoft and the JPEG Group recently announced
that the process of standardizing HD Photo as a new variant of JPEG has begun. When complete, HD Photo will become known as JPEG XR