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Windows 7: Viewing RAW in W7 64

15 Nov 2009   #1
James Colbert

 
 
Viewing RAW in W7 64

I take a lot of photos and shoot RAW (CR2) only. Is there a way to view these files in Win 7 64 bit (and also to render thumbnails)? In Vista, WPG Live enabled me to view them, but I installed WPG Live a while back in beta with no success (also, if I remember correctly, the Live install file wouldn't let me install only PG...?)

As of now, I can view them in LR and CR3, but it'd be nice to view them within WPG. I guess the thumbnail issue may be a different problem.

Thanks,
James


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15 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
I take a lot of photos and shoot RAW (CR2) only. Is there a way to view these files in Win 7 64 bit (and also to render thumbnails)? In Vista, WPG Live enabled me to view them, but I installed WPG Live a while back in beta with no success (also, if I remember correctly, the Live install file wouldn't let me install only PG...?)

As of now, I can view them in LR and CR3, but it'd be nice to view them within WPG. I guess the thumbnail issue may be a different problem.

Thanks,
James

Hi and welcome James

I am not going to be much use to you except to suggest you google it. I am clueless but found these on google. raw in win 7 - Google Search

Hope this helps

Ken
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15 Nov 2009   #3
Kencelot

W7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

In order for you to view RAW in Win 7, you need to have your cameras manufacturer's codec installed. You can use the link below to find yours.

http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto/downloads/codecs.aspx
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16 Nov 2009   #4
Opam

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7600
 
 

Fast Picture Viewer | WIC Codec Pack for Windows 7, Vista and XP

I installed it to a Win 7 64-bit Enterprise, and it works great. Thumbnails, Windows Phto Viewer and all. It's still in beta, but no problems so far. I have used it more than two months, it works fine. And it's free.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

have been using "fastone (raw image viewer)" for 9 months or so on win 7 through beta to the RC and had no issues
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16 Nov 2009   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
what's wrong with Canon's DPP (.CR2 is a Canon RAW format) or Adobe Bridge.

If you take a lot of photos having Photoshop is almost a given.

Canon's software in any case allows you to view and process RAW files.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Nov 2009   #7
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Hi and welcome James

I am not going to be much use to you except to suggest you google it. I am clueless but found these on google. raw in win 7 - Google Search

Hope this helps

Ken
Hi Ken,
Thanks for doing what I should initially have done. There may be some help there in the form of this link:

Digital SLR RAW Format Viewer for Windows 7 and Vista - Download Codec

I don't have the time to try it at the moment, but given that it states that the method is viable to view RAW in 64 bit, it looks hopeful.

Thanks again,
James
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16 Nov 2009   #8
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kencelot View Post
In order for you to view RAW in Win 7, you need to have your cameras manufacturer's codec installed. You can use the link below to find yours.

Microsoft Professional Photography: Codecs
Thanks, Kencelot, but the issue with the Canon Codec is that it doesn't support 64 bit.

James
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16 Nov 2009   #9
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Opam View Post
Fast Picture Viewer | WIC Codec Pack for Windows 7, Vista and XP

I installed it to a Win 7 64-bit Enterprise, and it works great. Thumbnails, Windows Phto Viewer and all. It's still in beta, but no problems so far. I have used it more than two months, it works fine. And it's free.
This looks promising as well. I guess I'll have to try installing WPG Live again.

Thanks!
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16 Nov 2009   #10
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
what's wrong with Canon's DPP (.CR2 is a Canon RAW format) or Adobe Bridge.

If you take a lot of photos having Photoshop is almost a given.

Canon's software in any case allows you to view and process RAW files.

Cheers
jimbo
Hi Jimbo,

I've never cared for DPP. I love LR and CS3, but sometimes just need a nimble, small footprint viewer to peruse a large amount of files.

Thanks for your input,
James
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