SPP Won't Run At All

Started Jul 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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SPP Won't Run At All
Jul 10, 2014

I hope someone can help me out here: I've just purchased a DP2M, have downloaded SPP 5.5.3 and 6.0.2. Neither will open properly - the window appears, partially populated, but then subsides into "not responding". I've even tried SPP 5.4.

I already have SPP 2.5 for my DP1, and that's fine. I'm running Vista with 2GB RAM and plenty of disc space. I contacted Sigma, and asked them if they'd had any similar feedback, but they repled with "No it is not a common complaint as not too many use Vista anymore, I don’t believe you will be able to convert the Merrill RAW images with Vista".

Has anyone successfully run recent SPP versions under Vista?  I can't believe all Merrill users have Windows 7 or 8.  And anyway, 5.5.3 is supposed to work with Vista (and XP, for that matter), according to Sigma's download page.

Whatever, I've got myself a problem.  I don't want to be restricted to in-camera jpegs.  It's such a pity that Sigma haven't got a simple "Raw-converter-and-nothing-else" piece of software which just converts Raws into tiffs.  From what I've heard on this forum, most people seem to use SPP for just that anyway.

Please help, somebody!

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