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Microsoft releases Camera Codec Pack with Raw support for 34 extra cameras

By dpreview staff on Dec 12, 2012 at 20:10 GMT

Microsoft has released an updated version of its Camera Codec Pack for Windows Vista, 7, 8 and RT. The latest update allows applications such as Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Viewer, Media Center, and Windows Photo Gallery to deal with Raw files from 34 additional cameras. The cameras include the Canon EOS M, Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Sony NEX-7.

The 34 cameras added are:

  • Canon: EOS M, EOS-1D X, PowerShot G1 X, PowerShot G12, PowerShot G15, PowerShot S100, PowerShot S110
  • Konica Minolta: ALPHA SWEET DIGITAL, ALPHA-5 DIGITAL, DYNAX 5D, Maxxum 5D
  • Nikon: 1 J2, CoolPix P7000, CoolPix P7100
  • Olympus: OM-D E-M5, PEN E-PL2, PEN E-PL3, PEN E-PM1, XZ-1
  • Panasonic: Lumix DMC-FZ150, Lumix DMC-G3, Lumix DMC-GF2, Lumix DMC-GF3, Lumix DMC-GH2
  • Samsung: NX10, NX20, NX1000
  • Sony: Alpha NEX-7, Alpha NEX-C3, Alpha SLT-A33, Alpha SLT-A35, Alpha SLT-A57, Alpha SLT-A65V, Alpha SLT-A77V

Windows Vista and 7 customers will have to download the latest pack from the link below, while Windows 8 and Windows RT users should be able to receive it from Windows Update.

Click here for more information about the codec pack

Comments

Total comments: 77
EstherP
By EstherP (11 months ago)

How does one get Microsoft to include the information about your camera in their codec? Phoning MS cost me 35 minutes and got me nowhere.
I have the Olympus E-5 and use Win7 platform.
EstherP

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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Dinh Tran
By Dinh Tran (Jan 7, 2013)

Thanks to DPReview, I got Canon M and Sony Nex 7. After installed everything now working perfect.

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Josh SZ
By Josh SZ (Dec 19, 2012)

Still no Nikon D600...

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Keithgg
By Keithgg (Dec 18, 2012)

I have just installed the 64bit version, after first removing my old decoder pack.
Installed without any problems.
No thumbnails until I ran Disk Cleanup and deleted all the thumbnails and rebooted, as advised below.
Everything now working fine.

The only alternative, as far as I am concerned, is to buy the (very good) FastPictureViewer Codec Pack by Axel Rietschin.

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Robert J Markham
By Robert J Markham (Dec 17, 2012)

I.ve heard somewhere that Canon my be going ourt of the printer business?

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Keithgg
By Keithgg (Dec 18, 2012)

As Canon printers at the entry/mid level and especially their All-In-Ones invariably win every comparative review, and at the higher end match the best that Epson make I would have thought it unlikely.

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malabraxis
By malabraxis (Dec 15, 2012)

Microsoft released a powertoy for windows xp called RAW viewer a few years back, and it was brilliant! This codec pack is the souped-up version that allows users to view RAW files without special image viewers. Good job Microsoft!
BTW- for those who don't know what a codec is; a codec is simply a set of instructions that tell the os HOW to interpret a file not generic to its own code.

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kff
By kff (Dec 15, 2012)

Pentax Q, Q10, K-01 ????

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joe6pack
By joe6pack (Dec 14, 2012)

Before I rush to install a codec pack. Will it be able to let me view RAW in proper orientation as specified in EXIF? How does the codec pack determine the raw photo's white balance? Does it apply any noise reduction?

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AaronBre
By AaronBre (Dec 17, 2012)

Yes the EXIF orientation is supported so you see your RAW images with the correct rotation. WB by built-in named WB or Kelvin. I do not believe NR is applied.

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ProfHankD
By ProfHankD (Dec 14, 2012)

Just now adding support for the Minolta Maxxum 5D, eh?

Just one more reason why I run Linux and other free software (e.g., dcraw)....

2 upvotes
spencerberus
By spencerberus (Dec 17, 2012)

Linux doesn't provide native support for decoding RAW formats either. There is free software for Linux to decode most of them, like dcraw, which is also available for Windows. Microsoft is simply providing their own codecs for decoding these file formats as images without additional software packages. There are valid reasons for bashing Microsoft, but this is not one of them.

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mememe
By mememe (Dec 18, 2012)

You obviously enjoy fixing your computer more than using it. Linux FTW!!!

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leomartinez
By leomartinez (Dec 14, 2012)

Installed the 32 bits version in windows 7 without problems.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Dec 14, 2012)

Installs fine on my Win7/64 box, unfortunately the Olympus ORFs still remain as generic icons after the reboot. 0/10 for MS.

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Deanaaargh
By Deanaaargh (Dec 14, 2012)

I had the same problem. Uninstalling old Olympus codec solved the issue. See the comments below.

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Susan Taylor
By Susan Taylor (Dec 13, 2012)

Simple question--do I need to install this on my computer and if so, why?
Seriously I have Picasa and may be getting another program for Christmas, so is there a reason why I should have this on my computer? I have Windows 7 on both the desktop and laptop. Just trying to figure out this.....thanks!

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Torsten Hoff
By Torsten Hoff (Dec 13, 2012)

If you want to be able to view RAW files just like JPEG, GIF and PNG files in Windows Explorer, then yes, you should install it.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 14, 2012)

But... this software pack, have many installation errors! And some people had reported "its necessary MODIFY THE REGISTRY " !!!!!
Windows its the same bad SO, over and over thru the years!

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Torsten Hoff
By Torsten Hoff (Dec 14, 2012)

@drakkar
What do you base that on and what are those supposed problems? Did you try it yourself or are you just trolling? Are you possibly confusing this Microsoft release with one of the many cobbled-together and questionable video codec packs that are floating around the web?

For what it's worth, I have used the old codec pack for years without issue, and have not encountered any problems with the new one either.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 14, 2012)

@Torsten Hoff, well, if you try to convince me, writing "i have used the old codec pack for years without issue", you are in the wrong path. This pack not "so old" and not run in all Windows distributions, since 1995!. Just in the last versions!
But, take note about 64 bits installation problems.
Just read the lot of installation problems for many posters in THIS THREAD and not ignore the simple facts.
Poor digicam support (i´m a Fuji user)
Installation problems (I have 25 pcs on my Computer Center)
Editing registry, well, a lot innecesary way to install a modern software.
Poor 64 bits support.
Or are you trolling the others users, like me, with "unsupported" digicam models???

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zenit_b
By zenit_b (Dec 14, 2012)

Picasa supports lots of these raw files anyway (seamlessly) so is it worth it? I dont have a complete list but I would guess your existing Picasa supports more than Microsoft do. I would see how things go and only install it if others have had good experiences.

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Torsten Hoff
By Torsten Hoff (Dec 15, 2012)

@drakkar
Is sounds like the installation problems being discussed may be caused by the Olympus RAW Codec and permissions that it sets for the associated registry settings. If you don't have it installed I don't expect you'll have any issues. Furthermore, I happen to be an Olympus user and have the Olympus RAW Codec installed, and had no problems installing this.

The fact that YOUR camera isn't supported doesn't make the Codec Pack junk, and while Microsoft updates it infrequently, the main reason for the update appears to have been the addition of support for many new cameras. You may want to check with Fuji and see if they will provide a codec like Olympus did, then you don't have to install Microsoft's terrible software.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 26, 2012)

The editing registry, Is FOR PROFESSIONALS, NOT FOR A SIMPLE USERS. Period. This is a lack of compromise of Microsoft for all Windows users. Just to feed a lot of experts´s commentaries and to sell a lot of magazines and computers courses. Just business, not a good customers support. Windows isnt free, and too expensive vs Mac OS X and Linux.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 26, 2012)

@zenit_b
Picasa support? Picasa is a Google´s software!!! This is another discussion.
Just read well, again. THis post is over Microsoft raw support!.

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Digitall
By Digitall (Dec 13, 2012)

Dear brains of Microsoft

For when the Universsal DNG support in your products. This request extends to all manufacturers of cameras and photo software. Only very few offer direct support in their products.
Adobe offers them the rights to apply the support DNG, for free!

I was also converted to DNG, The best thing I did to streamline the workflow. I do not like getting hooked on RAW's brand owners. I would shoot directly in DNG, but for now it is not possible for me.
Thank you Adobe

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rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (Dec 14, 2012)

But you are hooked on a software producer instead.

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Digitall
By Digitall (Dec 15, 2012)

Inevitable in the software world. But any software producer paid and unpaid, may use the DNG, And a great advantage of DNG is that it is really a universal format. It is no coincidence that several brands have already adopted on some models, Casio, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, Hasselblad and Leica. When something becomes universal, I think we all have to gain advantages with it.

I have several devices with native RAW, convert them to DNG is fantastic, and so only works with a single file format.

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
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malabraxis
By malabraxis (Dec 15, 2012)

DNG is the future "replacement" of RAW, well kind of, because it is beter; unfortunatly not many editors support DNG, and folks are far too comfortable with RAW for the time being.

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spencerberus
By spencerberus (Dec 17, 2012)

Why are you complaining about this to Microsoft? They have no control over how camera companies choose to format their RAW output, they are just providing the ability to decode those formats as images, and for free. Thank Microsoft, complain to the camera companies.

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JavierDiaz
By JavierDiaz (Dec 18, 2012)

You are absolutely right.

The problem is, everybody is a freeware junkie, and we tend to forget it's not MS but most camera manufacturers that are responsible for so many propietary (and incompatible) RAW formats.

Adobe makes an almost universal conversion utility (ACR), I think mostly out of necessity to keep its imaging suites going. Others make a business out of it. But Microsoft has no obligation to provide Raw decoding software on its Windows OS for a single RAW format and much less all those Raw formats out there.

So it's not easy nor fun to say it, but as you point out, "Thanks Microsoft".

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yatesd
By yatesd (Dec 13, 2012)

On Windows 8 this was installed automatically, although not really that critical for me since I have been converting to DNG on import for years.

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peevee1
By peevee1 (Dec 13, 2012)

GF2 and E-PL2 just now? Minoltas? MS is a LITTLE behind times...

2 upvotes
dct_dct
By dct_dct (Dec 13, 2012)

This doesn't impress me much!
(double post regarding Fuji X series)

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 1 minute after posting
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elvedhel
By elvedhel (Dec 13, 2012)

no support for Fuji X series pftttttttt

1 upvote
Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

For Windows 8 users, this is available through Windows Update, no need to separately upgrade.

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larryis1
By larryis1 (Dec 13, 2012)

Tried to install the 32 bit version and it failed. Got message "COULD NOT WRITE VALUE PROGID TO KEY". Had to escape out of install, as retries did not work. Anyone have any experience dealing with this problem?

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AaronBre
By AaronBre (Dec 13, 2012)

You should be able to click ignore I think 13 times and continue the installl and it will complete. There is a complex workaround so you do not see the error. It is unclear how Windows gets in this state in the first place.

1. Start Regedit.exe and say yes to elevation privilege
2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts 3. Right click on Permissions
4. Click Advanced
5. Uncheck "include inheritable permissions…"
6. Click Remove
7. Click Add
8. Type in Everyone and press Enter
9. Click the check for Full Control
10. Check "Replace all child object permissions…"
11. Click Yes
12. Click OK
13. Close regedit.exe
12. Run the Camera Codec Pack install again. You should not see errors.
13. Reboot/Restart Windows
After the reboot.
Do steps 1-4 again.
5. Check "include inheritable permissions…"
6. Check "Replace all child object permissions…"
7. Click Yes
8. Click Everyone in the top list
9. Click Remove
10. Click OK

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 14, 2012)

WOW!!! It's a typical MICROSOFT "PLENTY OF BUGS INSTALLATION!"
Bad again!
You need a Software Engineering to install this piece of c**p!

1 upvote
SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Dec 14, 2012)

Installs fine on my Win7/64 box. Unfortunately the Olympus ORF files still appear as genereic icons. Ie. NFG.

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SandyKHo
By SandyKHo (Jan 7, 2013)

I get the same message with the 64 bit version. Could never get the last Codec pack to install either, same problem. Another poster suggested hitting "ignore" 13 times, but I don't even get an option to "ignore". It just says it can't be installed and it rolls back the installation.

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klburgess
By klburgess (Dec 13, 2012)

What a freekin nightmare, this could all have been avoided if JPEG-2000 had "worked", what happend anyway?

Now we are stuck with so many different formats, it's impossible for any software to support them all, and what happens in the future when you have stored all your images in Samsung NX1000 (with the silver body) format and your software vender says "we support 367 cameras! but i don't see yours in the list...

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

I think DNG is more appropriate as a replacement that JP2 would be.

Camera manufacturers are to blame IMHO

Comment edited 24 seconds after posting
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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Dec 13, 2012)

something strange about Microsoft lately
Seems like they are doing things with photographers in mind.

Could it be they think they are actually a competitor to Apple ?

2 upvotes
Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

Given Microsofts market share decline over the past decade:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/13/windows_market_share_just_20percent/
They definitely need to start doing more to keep their current user base.

Considering that Apple has fantastic raw support, they are merely keeping pace at the moment.

1 upvote
OnTheWeb
By OnTheWeb (Dec 14, 2012)

That article is deceiving... about 85% of the 'real' computers out there (non-phones,non ipads) are Microsoft. The MS ankle-biters are ferocious in their attempt to paint the opposite picture. Maybe in a few more years, maybe in 10 their wishes might come true, but today MS is still the king of computers by far.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 14, 2012)

Oh my God! Hey OnTheWeb, let me explain this... Microsoft has build his Evil Empire crushing all competitors, contracted an army of writers to write bad comments about competition and good experiencies with the Microsoft crappy software, had destroyed Netscape with a lot of aberrations practices, pushing and stolen IBM OS/2 SO, (remember Win NT 3.1?), stolen Java code (ActiveX?), they has put pieces of software into Windows to hang up the Software rivals (Lotus, Wordpro, etc), had "revived" Winxp, to crush all the Netbook´s Linux market, they had included many versions of IExplore (Mosaic) in all Windows distributions, from 1995 to today, embeded into his SO, to produce a monopoly, had included the Alexa spy software to "know the customers costumes" into his SO (IExplore button "What sites related?") , had to destroy OpenGL, with his DirectX software. They Had tried to destroy Linux, OS/2, Novell, Digital Research, etc. etc.

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mwf369
By mwf369 (Dec 17, 2012)

I think your tin-foil hat might be on a little too tight. Virtually nothing in your rant is even remotely accurate.

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Nerval
By Nerval (Dec 17, 2012)

Hearing about Microsoft makes me laugh ever so hard...
They do not bind soft and hard ware, unlike Apple for instance... And let you install any program you want... (no approval required).
When they release an OS they make it so it supports almost all the hardware currently available on the market, which accounts for hundred of thousands of combinations, and to most purpose and intent usable by anyone...

Apple release OS for 5 to 10 combination of hardware... Of course it's more stable and efficient, if it were not so for the price, it would be a total ripp off!

And well, PCs and Laptops able to run linux or Win are so much cheaper...

Competition? Talk about it, they had to divide soft and hardware. Did apple have to do so? No. Microsoft had to simply to prevent a "monopole". And about stealing tech, I am afraid you confuse buying rights and supporting tech with stealing it.

Are they selfish? Yes, like any other corporate entity, it's looking for profit.

Comment edited 14 seconds after posting
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spencerberus
By spencerberus (Dec 17, 2012)

Microsoft has had this camera codec pack for years, this is just an update to support additional formats.

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JavierDiaz
By JavierDiaz (Dec 18, 2012)

Nerval: "(Microsoft) do(es) not bind soft and hard ware, unlike Apple for instance.."

It doesn't? Please read what NYTime's David Pogue writes about MS's tablet: " Now, for the very first tablet it has ever manufactured (in fact, its very first computer), Microsoft could have just made another iPad ripoff. But it aimed much higher. It wanted to build a tablet that’s just as good at creating work as it is at organizing it. On the hardware front, Microsoft has succeeded brilliantly. Read the specs and try not to drool on your keyboard. " [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/technology/personaltech/microsoft-unveils-the-surface-its-first-tablet-review.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0]

Seems to me they are pretty much going after the hardware market.

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drakkar
By drakkar (Dec 26, 2012)

@Nerval.
Are you a Microsoft´s Propagandistic Section?
Your simple mind its very simple way. "And about stealing tech, I am afraid you confuse buying rights and supporting tech with stealing it." Buying rights?? If he lives, Gary Kildall, think in the same way? What about Marc Andreesen? and Tim Paterson? and Java? OS/2? Logitech, etc, etc.
In first place you need to read some of computer´s history.

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rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (Dec 12, 2012)

I was so happy to finally get the right codecs and rejoyced over the perspective to be able to see the orf thumbnails.

I hurried to download and install it, but big deception : it doesn't work with any of my orf files, be it the E-P1, the E-P3 or the E-M5 ! What a deception :-(

It works with all my other files : CRW, CR2 and RW.. but not with the orf files.

I can't understand why.

Does anyone know the name of the orf codec file and in which folder it should go or not go ?

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Deanaaargh
By Deanaaargh (Dec 13, 2012)

Likewise, I cannot get .ORF to function within windows.

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

Me too.

ORF's from and epl1 and an em5 not getting thumbnails

1 upvote
rrr_hhh
By rrr_hhh (Dec 13, 2012)

I have been able to fix the problem I had : apparently, an older Olympus Raw Codec was preventing the new Window Camera Codec package to work as intended. If by case you have the same problem, here is what you can do :

1. Launch the Win7 Control Panel.
2. Go to Program/ Uninstall a Program.
3. Make a search for the word Codec.
4. The older "Olympus Raw Codec" will show up if your problem is the same as mine; it is not compatible with Win7 64 bits.
5. Choose uninstall this program.
6. Reboot your computer.
7. Install the Win7 64bits codec.
8. Reboot your computer.

NOte that this allowed me to view the E-P1 and E-M5 files. The E-P3 doesn't show up in the list of supported cameras and I'm still not able to view the E-P3 thumbnails. So apparently the E-P3 is not only omitted from the list, but it is also omitted in the codec package.

Window will never get things straights. Sigh ...

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Deanaaargh
By Deanaaargh (Dec 14, 2012)

Aces, thanks! Things seem to be working for my EM-5. Though C-5050Z orf's have quit working.
I suppose its time I get with the times.

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JavierDiaz
By JavierDiaz (Dec 18, 2012)

rrr_hhh: Maybe it's the other way around: Olympus is not getting things straight.

One thing is for manufacturing giants like Canon, Sony, Nikon to keep on pushing their own RAW formats, and quite another for smaller "standards" to try doing the same.

Minor players as Olympus, Panasonic or Pentax should drop their RAW formats and embrace Adobe's DNG. That would save them and their clients a LOT of trouble since the Adobe codec is easily available.

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fed2man
By fed2man (Dec 12, 2012)

When is Windows going to support DNG files? In Explorer in Windows 7 all my DNGs show up as icons only, no thumbnails. Or have I missed an update somewhere? Thx.

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nowo1978
By nowo1978 (Dec 13, 2012)

A quick google search for "windows 7 dng support" would have pointed you to Adobe's DNG Codec: http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/dng/win/DNGCodec_2_0_Installer.exe.

You're welcome.

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AaronBre
By AaronBre (Dec 13, 2012)

If the camera is on the suuported list and that camera only shoots in a DNG format the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack will render full image for those files in any WIC application but as you note, not thumbnails in Windows Explorer. DNG files created or edited in Lightroom are not supported by the codec pack. You would have to download a codec from Adobe.

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Karl Summers
By Karl Summers (Dec 12, 2012)

I just downloaded the codec. Awesome!

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John-G
By John-G (Dec 12, 2012)

I still don't see RAW images in file explorer on Win7. I can click and view them in Photo Viewer but thumbnails are not showing up like they do for JPEGs.

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AaronBre
By AaronBre (Dec 12, 2012)

I would suggest rebuilding your thumbnail cache. Right click on your drive and select Properties. On the General tab there is a button for Disk Cleanup. Make sure that thumbnails is checked to delete. Once disk cleanup is done reboot and then go to that folder in Windows Explorer. The thumbnails we be quickly regenerated at that point and you should see them. The exception to this is for cameras that natively produce DNG for the RAW such as a Leica camera. The codec pack is not generating thumbnails for that image type currently.

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SteveS
By SteveS (Dec 12, 2012)

Hi John-G,
I have the same problem on Win7. I can't view Nikon (NEF) or Sony (ARW) thumbnails.

I tried Edmond17's fix, but I still can't see them.
I also updated Photo Viewer --- no help there either.

In addition, the install failed on Vista. It said I didn't have authority for some progid to update a key. But, I'm an administrator.

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Chekr
By Chekr (Dec 13, 2012)

Hi there, thanks for the tip...my thumbnail cache is now rebuilding and I can see that my ORF's are getting thumbnails :)

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Paul Stricklin
By Paul Stricklin (Dec 14, 2012)

Install privileges can get corrupted and have to be reset even in an administrator account. This has happened in 2 out of the 10 desktops and one laptop out 12. Had to activate the hidden administrator account do the net commands twice and the install errors stopped then rest set install with administrator level functions for my user/admin account. No idea why or how the corruption occurred but that on is fixable.

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Edmund17
By Edmund17 (Dec 12, 2012)

I’m running Windows-8/64bit and I have the Nikon Code Pack installed (NEF Codec 1.16.0).

Does this new Codec Pack from Microsoft work along with the Nikon?
It’s a matter of choosing one or better to install both?

BTW: I don’t see the D600 on the Microsoft Pack, probably it was already included in the previous version?

Thanks!
Ed.

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AaronBre
By AaronBre (Dec 12, 2012)

Ed on Windows 8 codecs can coexist. The Nikon codec will be used if a camera supports it for desktop application and the fall back would be for the Microsoft one if on chance it does not. For modern applications the Microsoft codec is used. The D600 is not supported in the Microsoft codec yet.

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bseng
By bseng (Dec 12, 2012)

I just installed this Microsoft Codec Pack over the Nikon Codec Pack and the MS one seems worse. With the MS Pack, when clicking on a thumbnail to view a NEF file, the images appear blurry for a split second as it processes the file before showing your image. I don't remember this problem with the Nikon Pack. The MS Pack also doesn't seem to show EXIF info. At least not with the Nikon camera I'm using.

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Edmund17
By Edmund17 (Dec 12, 2012)

Thanks, AaronBre !!!

Ed.

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RonBoyd
By RonBoyd (Dec 12, 2012)

Actually, down at the bottom of the Win 7 download page are links to the Win 8 versions. For the 64 bit version go to: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34871

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Benarm
By Benarm (Dec 12, 2012)

Wow! What a pleasant surprise, nice early Christmas gift from Microsoft!

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Freestyler
By Freestyler (Dec 12, 2012)

Why not support Adobes open .DNG standard as well?

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 22 seconds after posting
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turretless
By turretless (Dec 12, 2012)

The same reason Apple doesn't support Flash?

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JavierDiaz
By JavierDiaz (Dec 18, 2012)

Apple killed Flash.

But none of the big camera manufacturers will end up on top with its very own Raw proprietary format.

Perhaps if the smaller companies (Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax) dropped off the (for them lost) battle of independent Raw formats, and embraced DNG, that could create momentum towards a single or at least dominant RAW files system.

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theoschela
By theoschela (Dec 12, 2012)

thank-you M.S. for creating a 64bit version of this. Its been a long time coming.

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