Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Sharing Knowhow' section > RAW, Post Processing and Printing
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #16
Mike T.M.
Member
 
Mike T.M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 365
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

i guess that makes sense, but why do they look normal when I download them to the internal hard drive?
Mike T.M. is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #17
Blurr Cube
Cream of the Crop
 
Blurr Cube's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 13,953
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by hollis_f View Post
DPP, LR, FastStone, Irfanview, etc, etc, are all very well. But they don't help if you want to see thumbnails in Windows Explorer or "File...Open" dialog boxes. That may not worry most people, but for some of us it is extremely useful.

When I'm using DeepSkyStacker for stacking multiple raw files I'll want to look at thumbnails to decide which files I want to stack. WIth a working codec I can just use 'File...Open' and the Windows dialog shows me the thumbnails. Without the codec I'll need to open Faststone, check the images, write down the filenames that I want to use, close Faststone, go back to DSS and select the files.
What? I thought all photographers can instanly remember and tell the difference between IMG_9999 and IMG _10000.

I hear you on being able to view thumbnails. My laptop OS is Win 7 (x64). It'd be nice to have the right codec, so I'm trying to live with DPP/LR since I can't program it myself.

I can switch to the (x32) version or other supported OS... nah.

Is this an issue with Apple/Mac OS?
__________________
| Canon EOS Systems |
Blurr Cube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #18
digirebelva
Goldmember
 
digirebelva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Henrico, Virginia
Posts: 2,978
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Okay, maybe I am missing something here....I have a 64bit win 7 pro laptop & am perfectly able to download & view the raw files (thumbnails) through zoombrowserEX (6.5.1)...with no issues..
Am I missing something here..?
Its free & it works...and I can call DPP from within to edit the files...
__________________
EOS 6d, 7d, 50d, Tokina 11-16, Tokina 16-28, Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8, Sigma 17-50 F/2.8, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L, Canon 70-200 F/2.8L, Mixed Speedlites and other stuff.

When it ceases to be fun, it will be time to walk away
Website | Fine Art America
digirebelva is offline   Reply With Quote
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #19
PixelMagic
Cream of the Crop
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 5,545
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Yes, you're missing something. Read the original post again; especially paying attention to this portion: "I need an image thumbnailer and viewer to view Canon CR2 Raw file in Windows Explorer under Windows 7"

In other words the original poster wants to be able to preview his raw files in Windows Explorer. The only way to achieve that is to use a Raw codec and 64-bit codecs are not free. Zoombrower is another application to open; not eveyone wants to open an application to view thumbnails when it can be done easily in Windows Explorer.





Quote:
Originally Posted by digirebelva View Post
Okay, maybe I am missing something here....I have a 64bit win 7 pro laptop & am perfectly able to download & view the raw files (thumbnails) through zoombrowserEX (6.5.1)...with no issues..
Am I missing something here..?
Its free & it works...and I can call DPP from within to edit the files...
__________________
Gear List
PixelMagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #20
tonylong
do I really have to respond?
 
tonylong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Posts: 52,967
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by digirebelva View Post
Okay, maybe I am missing something here....I have a 64bit win 7 pro laptop & am perfectly able to download & view the raw files (thumbnails) through zoombrowserEX (6.5.1)...with no issues..
Am I missing something here..?
Its free & it works...and I can call DPP from within to edit the files...
I'd say for most people I don't think you are missing anything, but some people seem to have special needs -- Hollis above has other software that he wants to invoke from within the browser, for example.

I can empathize, I just don't have the answer!
__________________
Tony
Two Canon cameras (5DC, 30D), three Canon lenses (24-105, 100-400, 100mm macro)
Tony Long Photos on PBase
Wildlife project pics here, Biking Photog shoots here, "Suburbia" project here! Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood pics here
tonylong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #21
Mike T.M.
Member
 
Mike T.M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 365
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonylong View Post
I'd say for most people I don't think you are missing anything, but some people seem to have special needs -- Hollis above has other software that he wants to invoke from within the browser, for example.

I can empathize, I just don't have the answer!

Yes - I'm sorry. That is the original posters question, but mine is that I have DPP, CS4 and bridge and I get crazy weird lines when I try to view and work on them in any of the three viewers, and I don't know why?

They look fine in the camera and and not every image is "corrupt" when comparing to the other each viewer.

Does that make sense or should I start a new thread?
Mike T.M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #22
ssim
POTN Landscape & Cityscape Photographer 2005
 
ssim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: southern Alberta, Canada
Posts: 10,884
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

I understand your issue. I found it a pain when you are reviewing files in Windows and you don't get the thumbnail showing. It is even more of a pain when you then have to open another program to be able to view them. I don't think that this is what the OP was after.

I had the same issue and the solution that I went with is one form Adrfry.com. You have to be ready to invest up to 20.00 for this but it works great for me and does what it says it will do.
__________________
My life is like one big RAW file....way too much post processing needed.

Sheldon Simpson | My Gallery | My Gear updated: 20JUL12
ssim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #23
digirebelva
Goldmember
 
digirebelva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Henrico, Virginia
Posts: 2,978
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by PixelMagic View Post
not eveyone wants to open an application to view thumbnails when it can be done easily in Windows Explorer.
Well apparently not in this case it can't...but I do see the missed point...I should read a bit more deeply and not skim...
__________________
EOS 6d, 7d, 50d, Tokina 11-16, Tokina 16-28, Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8, Sigma 17-50 F/2.8, Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L, Canon 70-200 F/2.8L, Mixed Speedlites and other stuff.

When it ceases to be fun, it will be time to walk away
Website | Fine Art America
digirebelva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th of March 2011 (Mon)   #24
tonylong
do I really have to respond?
 
tonylong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Posts: 52,967
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike T.M. View Post
Yes - I'm sorry. That is the original posters question, but mine is that I have DPP, CS4 and bridge and I get crazy weird lines when I try to view and work on them in any of the three viewers, and I don't know why?

They look fine in the camera and and not every image is "corrupt" when comparing to the other each viewer.

Does that make sense or should I start a new thread?
Ah right, signals got crossed!

So, they look bad when they are on the external, not from the internal.

Take steps -- try a different connecting cable, try using a different computer port -- hopefully it's the cable, but you never know.

And, right away -- if you don't have a backup external drive, get one and back your stuff up!! Drives do fail in time!
__________________
Tony
Two Canon cameras (5DC, 30D), three Canon lenses (24-105, 100-400, 100mm macro)
Tony Long Photos on PBase
Wildlife project pics here, Biking Photog shoots here, "Suburbia" project here! Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood pics here
tonylong is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29th of March 2011 (Tue)   #25
Vladimer
Member
 
Vladimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 560
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssim View Post
I understand your issue. I found it a pain when you are reviewing files in Windows and you don't get the thumbnail showing. It is even more of a pain when you then have to open another program to be able to view them. I don't think that this is what the OP was after.

I had the same issue and the solution that I went with is one form Adrfry.com. You have to be ready to invest up to 20.00 for this but it works great for me and does what it says it will do.
I've been looking for this solution for awhile as well. Got my hopes up when I saw canon offered the codec but as others have mentioned, its only 32 bit

I tried out the link that ssim posted and this thing works PERFECT! In my eyes 20 bucks is a small price to pay for how much effort this saves me. As dumb as its sounds I shoot in RAW+Jpeg med. quality JUST so I have a thumbnail version right beside the raw so I can see what it is quickly without having to pointlessly fire up another program just to view them. With this I've been going back deleting my doubles of jpegs as I have no use for them.

+1 to a great product

EDIT: Follow up: I wasn't aware of this when I got it but it also allows you to view all your raw files in windows photo viewer, so now by opening the raw file I can even see a full size version of it. Its great.
__________________
flickr
[7D|Bower 8mm|Tokina 11-16|Tamron 17-50VC|Nifty|Canon 55-250IS|580EX II|2x YN460|Slik 330DX w/ F-1 Head]

Scrambling and Hiking Trip Reports in the Canadian Rockies

Last edited by Vladimer : 4th of April 2011 (Mon) at 23:46.
Vladimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th of April 2011 (Mon)   #26
JoYork
Goldmember
 
JoYork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: York, England
Posts: 3,079
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Just over a year ago I downloaded FastPictureViewer codec pack from these guys:

http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/

It was free of charge. I bought a new laptop recently and discovered they're now charging $15 for it? Luckily I still have the file I originally downloaded for free, so I'll use that.
__________________
Jo

Flickr
JoYork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th of April 2011 (Tue)   #27
cacawcacaw
Goldmember
 
cacawcacaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,733
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoYork View Post
... Luckily I still have the file I originally downloaded for free, so I'll use that.
Be careful with that installation file - you want to have multiple backup copies. I'd recommend storing a second copy of the file offsite, perhaps on my hard disk.
__________________
Fuji X10 for camera-processed high quality snapshots
Canon 7D with Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm, 580EX.
cacawcacaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th of April 2011 (Tue)   #28
cacawcacaw
Goldmember
 
cacawcacaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ventura, California
Posts: 2,733
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Hey, I'm glad I happened to run into this thread. I had a huge problem culling photos in Lightroom - it was just way to slow. Then I found Faststone Image Viewer and was excited about how quickly I could get through a big stack of images.

Well, I just tried FastPictureViewer and it blows the doors off of Faststone. I can browse through full-screen CR2 (RAW) files as fast as I can press the arrow keys. Unfortunately, deletions require confirmation (delete confirmation can be turned of in Faststone) but things move quickly enough that I don't think it will be a problem.

Now back to the OP's original problem. After installing FastPictureViewer I am now seeing thumbnails of CR2 files in Windows Explorer. I think I have a free older version but I won't know for sure until some time goes by (it's complicated). Anyway, after reading some discussions, it sounded like Versions earlier than 1.4 were available for free home use. I was able to find all of the previous versions on filehippo.com so I selected the 64 bit version of 1.3 and it's working fine.
__________________
Fuji X10 for camera-processed high quality snapshots
Canon 7D with Tokina 12-24mm, Canon 17-55mm, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, and 150-500mm, 580EX.
cacawcacaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th of April 2011 (Wed)   #29
Wilt
Cream of the Crop
 
Wilt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: California
Posts: 33,257
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by cacawcacaw View Post
Now back to the OP's original problem. After installing FastPictureViewer I am now seeing thumbnails of CR2 files in Windows Explorer. I think I have a free older version but I won't know for sure until some time goes by (it's complicated). Anyway, after reading some discussions, it sounded like Versions earlier than 1.4 were available for free home use. I was able to find all of the previous versions on filehippo.com so I selected the 64 bit version of 1.3 and it's working fine.
I went to filehippo.com and found a list of versions including the FastPictureViewer 64-bit v1.3 http://www.filehippo.com/download_fa..._64/tech/8977/
and downloaded it. I installed it, and it mentioned that it had installed a 'trial'. The software took me to the author web site to register the software. I don't understand what 'trial' will do after what period of time, but for now the v1.3 is working fine on my Win 7 64-bit machine, to allow me to see CR2 thumbnails in Windows Explorer, similar to what I had once enabled on my old WinXP machine.
__________________
Canon dSLR system, Olympus OM 35mm system, Bronica ETRSi 645 system, Horseman LS 4x5 system, Metz flashes, Dynalite studio lighting, and too many accessories to mention
Keep POTN alive and well with member support http://photography-on-the.net/forum/donate.php

Last edited by Wilt : 6th of April 2011 (Wed) at 18:18.
Wilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th of April 2011 (Thu)   #30
hollis_f
Cream of the Crop
 
hollis_f's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sussex, UK
Posts: 10,292
Default Re: Needed Raw image thumbnailer and viewer for 64 bit Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilt View Post
I don't understand what 'trial' will do
It's a trial to allow you to decide if you like it or not. If you like it then you should pay for it, morally if not legally.
__________________
Frank Hollis - Retired mass spectroscopist
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll complain about the withdrawal of his free fish entitlement.
Gear Website
hollis_f is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Alan W RAW, Post Processing and Printing 6 22nd of May 2007 (Tue) 02:46
windows raw image viewer and 30d problem graz Canon EOS Digital Cameras 6 29th of December 2006 (Fri) 18:35
Windows Picture and Fax (default image viewer for windows) infeeneetee RAW, Post Processing and Printing 3 8th of November 2006 (Wed) 18:56
Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP cjm RAW, Post Processing and Printing 2 5th of May 2006 (Fri) 20:38
MS RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Powertoy 1.0 BamPhoto General Photography Talk 21 9th of November 2005 (Wed) 19:24


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.