Saturday, October 24, 2009

View RAW thumbnails in Windows Explorer CR2, NEF, DNG


If you shoot raw, then this might be valuable to you. I have always wanted to view thumbnails of photos in explorer. Windows does a good job of showing jpegs but fails with RAW formats. There are free (or paid) programs like fastone viewer, canon zoom browser etc that let you view these proprietary RAW formats but none of them will let you view on Plain Vanilla windows explorer.

There are a lot of solutions available that claim to do this seemingly simple task, but most of them fall short. Here are some solutions that actually work based on my experience.

ps: While you are at the Microsoft site you might also want to check out their pro photography site

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