If you’ve been thinking about shooting RAW with your digital camera but put off by the extra work required this codec pack brings native Windows support of RAW files.
Traditionally you need special software from the camera’s manufacturer and/or additional third party software to work with RAW files. Working with RAW files in Windows just got radically easier, however, with the release of the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 7/Vista. Not only can you view the files in Windows Explorer and Photo Gallery but Photo Gallery also now supports editing of RAW images. It’s not Photoshop substitute, of course, but it allows you to rapidly edit out minor imperfections like red eye while preserving your original image.
Hit up the link below to read more about the codec back and what it means for your RAW workflow in Windows.
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- Published 07/28/11