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Microsoft Camera Codec Pack Lets View Raw Formats in Windows Explorer And Photo gallery

Photos taken by DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera, which is in raw image format, cannot be viewed in Windows without a special application. To help you, Microsoft just released a Camera Codec Pack to view raw photo files from more than 120 DSLR cameras in Windows Live Photo Gallery, as well as in Windows Explorer.
What is raw image format?

“it is the uncompressed output from each of the original pixels on the camera’s image sensors. Raw files have several advantages over JPEG files including higher image quality, finer control, and more image information”.


The Microsoft Camera Codec Pack is available in both the x86 and x64 versions and provides support for the following device formats:

Canon: EOS 1000D (EOS Kiss F in Japan and the EOS Rebel XS in North America), EOS 10D, EOS 1D Mk2, EOS 1D Mk3, EOS 1D Mk4, EOS 1D Mk2 N, EOS 1Ds Mk2, EOS 1Ds Mk3, EOS 20D, EOS 300D (the Kiss Digital in Japan and the Digital Rebel in North America) , EOS 30D, EOS 350D (the Canon EOS Kiss Digital N in Japan and EOS Digital Rebel XT in North America), EOS 400D (the Kiss Digital X in Japan and the Digital Rebel XTi in North America), EOS 40D, EOS 450D (EOS Kiss X2 in Japan and the EOS Rebel XSi in North America), EOS 500D (EOS Kiss X3 in Japan and the EOS Rebel T1i in North America), EOS 550D (EOS Kiss X4 in Japan, and as the EOS Rebel T2i in North America), EOS 50D, EOS 5D, EOS 5D Mk2, EOS 7D, EOS D30, EOS D60, G2, G3, G5, G6, G9, G10, G11, Pro1, S90

Nikon: D100, D1H, D200, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D2Xs, D3, D3s, D300, D3000, D300s, D3X, D40, D40x, D50, D5000, D60, D70, D700, D70s, D80, D90, P6000

Sony: A100, A200, A230, A300, A330, A350, A380, A700, A850, A900, DSC-R1
Olympus: C7070, C8080, E1, E10, E20, E3, E30, E300, E330, E400, E410, E420, E450, E500, E510, E520, E620, EP1

Pentax (PEF formats only): K100D, K100D Super, K10D, K110D, K200D, K20D, K7, K-x, ist D, ist DL, ist DS

Leica: Digilux 3, D-LUX4, M8, M9

Minolta: DiMage A1, DiMage A2, Maxxum 7D (Dynax 7D in Europe, α-7 Digital in Japan)

Epson: RD1

Interested users can download Camera Codec Pack (For Vista and Windows 7) at Microsoft’s website. [via]

Comments

  1. I use a Canon EOS 50D and the current version (16.0.0652.0621) of Microsoft Camera Codec Pack on Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, and this codec pack causes the Windows Explorer to become unresponsive, and it eventually becomes impossible to open a new Explorer windows by using the Win+E command. It eventually crashes. So at least this version of the Camera Codec Pack is no good, at least for my set up.

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