a77 raw on windows 8

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Hughesnet Senior Member • Posts: 1,026
a77 raw on windows 8

I can't get my a77 raw files to work in windows explorer or native photo app in windows 8. I installed the windows 8 codec pack and no joy. Noticed it didn't list the a77 in any case. Anyone have a fix for this? I can of course see then in adobe but want to see them in native windows 8 explorer and the photos app.

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Rashkae Senior Member • Posts: 1,167
Quick fix:

Hughesnet wrote:

I can't get my a77 raw files to work in windows explorer or native photo app in windows 8. I installed the windows 8 codec pack and no joy. Noticed it didn't list the a77 in any case. Anyone have a fix for this? I can of course see then in adobe but want to see them in native windows 8 explorer and the photos app.

Uninstall that POS windows 8 and go back to 7.  

Hughesnet OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,026
Re: Quick fix:

Rashkae wrote:

Hughesnet wrote:

I can't get my a77 raw files to work in windows explorer or native photo app in windows 8. I installed the windows 8 codec pack and no joy. Noticed it didn't list the a77 in any case. Anyone have a fix for this? I can of course see then in adobe but want to see them in native windows 8 explorer and the photos app.

Uninstall that POS windows 8 and go back to 7.

That may be a bit disappointing on my touchscreen Lenovo Yoga 13. Especially since 8 blows away 7 in every way. But I do note your point, that IS a fix and the fact that 7 didn't have this issue and 8 does is frustrating. Not a deal breaker as I don't own the a77 any more but still.

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Sam_Oslo Senior Member • Posts: 2,876
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

You may need the Sony RAW Driver for Windows 8, but that's not on Sony's download list, yet.

http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/SLT-A77/updates

You could try to install the Sony RAW Driver for Windows 7 and see it halps.

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Ron Poelman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,278
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Doesn't Picasa have a nice little viewer to replace the Windows one ?

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Yemble Senior Member • Posts: 2,300
Re: a77 raw on windows 8
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I'd try IrfanView if I were you. It's Open Source, been around for many years, rock solid and tends to be on the bleeding edge with regard to RAW support and new OS environments.

I seem to remember similar issues with A77 RAWs on Windows 7 when the A77 was first released.  IrfanView fixed it for me back then...

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Hughesnet OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,026
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Yemble wrote:

I'd try IrfanView if I were you. It's Open Source, been around for many years, rock solid and tends to be on the bleeding edge with regard to RAW support and new OS environments.

I seem to remember similar issues with A77 RAWs on Windows 7 when the A77 was first released. IrfanView fixed it for me back then...

I will check it out. In regards to Picasso, I don't use it. I use Lightroom to import, manage and edit. But need windows explorer support for a77 Raws so I have functioning thumbnails and can use the windows 8 metro photo viewer.

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Xentrax Junior Member • Posts: 26
Just install Sony RAW Driver for Windows 7

Windows 8 seems to include built-in ARW support for older cameras like A700 or A580. But it cannot show thumbnails for A65 raw files. I believe same issue exists with A77.

I installed old Sony RAW driver which nevertheless lists A65 and A77 as supported models, SRD20_Installer0810a.exe, and Windows 8 x64 started to show A65 raw files correctly.

Btw, I like Windows 8 over 7, even without touch screen, on a normal dektop.

makithaca Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Go here and download the Fast Stone Viewer. Best viewer ever used! Try it!

http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

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kvken Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Thanks that's a nice viewer no more jpg plus raw just raw that does with raw files what I use the jpegs for now one step eliminated. allows me to delete and view.  I like to just do a quick run though and delete the bad files before the import. that is all i used the jep's for. Thanks again.

alan996 Forum Member • Posts: 57
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

The plugin for Win 7 from the Sony site mentioned above works on my Win 8 install.

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Alan_S Senior Member • Posts: 1,669
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

alan996 wrote:

The plugin for Win 7 from the Sony site mentioned above works on my Win 8 install.

Here's the link http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cyber-shot/download/raw_driver_e/index.html

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Archer66 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,127
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Yemble wrote:

I'd try IrfanView if I were you. It's Open Source, been around for many years, rock solid and tends to be on the bleeding edge with regard to RAW support and new OS environments.

IrfanView is NOT open source.

Yemble Senior Member • Posts: 2,300
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Archer66 wrote:

Yemble wrote:

I'd try IrfanView if I were you. It's Open Source, been around for many years, rock solid and tends to be on the bleeding edge with regard to RAW support and new OS environments.

IrfanView is NOT open source.

Whatever...

It is free for non-commercial use.

From the Web site...

"IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8."

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Archer66 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,127
Re: a77 raw on windows 8

Yemble wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

Yemble wrote:

I'd try IrfanView if I were you. It's Open Source, been around for many years, rock solid and tends to be on the bleeding edge with regard to RAW support and new OS environments.

IrfanView is NOT open source.

Whatever...

It is free for non-commercial use.

From the Web site...

"IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) graphic viewer for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8."

Freeware does not mean open source.

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