Aviary Launches Photo Editor SDK For Windows 8 Along With Six Partners
Six total partners are included in the launch, with AMD and Microsoft name-checked as two companies that helped build the SDK "from the ground up," as it's optimized for AMD's APU advantages. Here's a bit from Aviary: "We’ve achieved significant performance improvements by implementing filters and effects through the new heterogeneous compute language C++ AMP. Computations are performed on the highly parallel graphics processing unit (GPU) cores inside the AMD APU instead of the more serial central processing unit (CPU) cores. Applying CAMP allows for processing of our complete range of filters and effects instantaneously – on average 16x faster than comparable processors, according to benchmark studies conducted by AMD."
Rowi, MemoryIage, Volet, MyFrames, Photo Annotater, and Selektiv are apps you'll want to check out to see early examples of the photo filtering magic, and yes, you can also Aviary’s Photo Editor app for Windows 8 from Microsoft’s app store.