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Fausto
07-16-2005, 02:09 AM
I'm not sure if anyone running XP and is needing such a utility is aware but MS has released a free thumbnailer and viewer for RAW images. It looks like MS have come up with a solution to the RAW image format problems.

Linked Win Super Site Article (http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/longhorn_raw_images.asp)

*Snippet*

Often likened to a ‘digital negative,’ a RAW image is the native image format for a growing number of quality digital cameras. Because of the camera-specific nature of RAW files, they are not supported natively within Microsoft Windows. As a result, photographers shooting RAW have not been able to take advantage of the built-in features provided in Windows XP for viewing, organizing, and printing RAW photos--until now.

Download (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d48e808e-b10d-4ce4-a141-5866fd4a3286&DisplayLang=en)

WizCraker
07-16-2005, 02:22 AM
wow big download 48.9 mb.

Fausto
07-16-2005, 02:25 AM
Not if you already have the the .NET framework installed, if you do, just download the Lite version it's only 6489 KB.

Martin Adams
07-16-2005, 02:38 AM
This update is a part of many other useful toos that Micorosoft have released for Windows XP.

The Powertoys web page can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

Other updates include ClearType Tuner (making text easier to read on screen), Alt-Tab replacement (with preview), Tweak UI (lots of useful settings you can tweak), Virtual Desktop Manager, and a few others.

Fausto
07-16-2005, 01:09 PM
I guess it's similar in regard to it being a download and it's from MS. Other than that, I don't see how it's related to the Powertoys download. Does it enhance windows, I guess it does if you have need for it, aside from that it's unnecessary. It is good to see that MS have taken the initiative to create a real remedy for this issue, especially since adobe and apple failed at their attempts

Cheers,

PS it works great by the way.

JML
07-18-2005, 09:08 AM
it would be great if XP could show thumbnails of tga and other formats, instead of just jpg and tif...

Lamont
07-18-2005, 09:28 AM
I found a tool that allows TGA's to show up. I forget where that email is...

Jure
07-18-2005, 09:53 AM
Here's a free thumb viewer for XP that shows 19 different image formats. http://thumbview.sourceforge.net/

brap
07-18-2005, 07:49 PM
Here's a free thumb viewer for XP that shows 19 different image formats. http://thumbview.sourceforge.net/

I personally had a lot of problems with thumbview on win2k. After a short while, thumbs of both tga's and tif's would require constant refreshes to show up properly.

Right now I'm using thumbplug to view .tga's, which so far is working aok!

http://www.greggman.com/pages/thumbplug_tga.htm

cheers,
Jamie

JML
07-18-2005, 08:49 PM
Here's a free thumb viewer for XP that shows 19 different image formats. http://thumbview.sourceforge.net/


:thumbsup:

excellent, works great, thanks a lot !