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Why so few BitmapEffects?

Now that BitmapEffects (formally ImageEffects) have returned in this build of WPF, some have already begun wondering why there are only two (drop shadow and blur). Well, fear not! At the final PDC session I attended, where the low level architecture of WPF was discussed in an open forum manner, the WPF team has said that they already have 48 effects under development and planned for the first release. Let’s also not forget that the API is 100% extensible and Microsoft sees a market for third parties to develop effect libraries.

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