Is there an equivalent of Core Image in Windows?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Nick G, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nick G macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Or is this feature unique to Mac OS X?

    Also, how many apps use it? Any more apart from Pixelmator, Core Image Fun House and iMaginator?
  2. Nick G thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009

    I'm thinking that use of this technology should make it easier to develop a Photoshop competitor for the Mac, assuming of course that it is unique to OS X.
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It is unique to OS X. And there are a number of image editors that take advantage of it.

    Preview, Acorn, Pixelmator, etc.
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    If I had a guess at it. It would be something in the directX Microsoft uses.
  5. Nick G thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Thanks for the responses.

    I was wondering about DirectX but isn't that just the graphics rendering engine in Windows? It doesn't have all those filters or the ability to create new ones does it?
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    filters are all just top level addons, its nice to have, but the fundamental tools are already there in DX. It wouldn't take MS a month to add a bunch of filters. That is, if they think its necessary.

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