The plug-in is intended for use with Photoshop CS2 or CS3 running on Windows XP or Windows Vista
. The plug-in is compatible with a wide range of pixel formats, including high dynamic range and wide gamut, and a number of other advanced HD
Microsoft also claims HD Photo allows digital photographers and editors to capture and transmit high quality image files that are half the size of image files created using JPEG. There is also fewer unwanted visual artifacts.