Microsoft has built in support for OSX into its HD Photo (also known as Windows Media Photo) plug-in for Photoshop (which has been released in beta).

The beta supports both Photoshop CS2 and CS3 running on OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It supports either version of Photoshop on both Intel and PPC Mac systems.

Microsoft’s Bill Crow, product manager for HD Photo,blogged that:

“One very cool feature with the Mac version is support for thumbnails in the OS X finder. OS X doesn’t currently HD Photo as a native format. However, whenever Photoshop writes and HD Photo file, it also creates a thumbnail on the resource fork in a compatible format for OS X. The result is great looking thumbnails for HD Photo files in Finder.”

HD Photo Plug-in for Photoshop – OS X can be downloaded here.

Mac OS X gets Windows Media Photo [CNET]

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