What is Microsoft Tag?
High Capacity Color Barcode (HCCB) is a Microsoft developed technology for encoding data in a 2D “barcode” using clusters of colored triangles instead of the square pixels associated with 2D barcodes. This is similar to a QR Code used for mobile phones.
How To Render Microsoft Tag (PDF and RAW formats)?
Microsoft Tag is an implementation of HCCB using 4 colors in a 5 x 10 grid. You can create and deploy Tags, scan them with a single reader, analyze the results, and update the content. For example, tags can be created to tailor the consumer experience based on their location and mobile device, and deliver a wide range of content, from product details and videos to interactive games and apps. For reading such tag, Microsoft TAG Manager is used. However, it can only render tags of RAW and PDF formats.
How To Render Microsoft Tag In Image Formats?
Microsoft Tag Reader is an open source application, which is designed to render Microsoft tags from image formats such as PNG, JPG, BMP, JPEG SR and SVG.
Just drag and drop a Microsoft tag file to the main interface of Microsoft Tag Reader and select a format to save it in (PNG, JPG, BMP, JPEG SR or SVG).
Microsoft Tag reader works on
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7