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Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP

The Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer is a free “PowerToy†for Microsoft Windows XP that provides the ability to view, organize, and print photos captured in RAW image formats from supported digital cameras.



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A couple of notes on the viewer. the one below is the full boat install which includes .Net framework 1.1. If you already have .Net framework installed (like from Office) you can download a Lite package that's "only" 6-7MB.


Also, there is a bug in this viewer that locks up if you use it to view tiff files. Be sure to turn off tiff viewing when you install it.


here's a note from Tim Grey on the viewer -


Shortly after posting the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer, Microsoft discovered an issue that may cause unexpected file locks to occur with TIFF files. If you have already installed the RAW Image Viewer (available from the new Pro Photo section of Microsoft.com at http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto/), there is an easy work-around for this, and it is not necessary to re-install the software:


1. Click on the 'Options' button in the RAW Viewer. Then clear the checkbox for 'Render thumbnails for Canon RAW TIFF images' and close the Viewer. This will restore Windows default thumbnailing for TIFF files.


2. Then, to clear any file locks, simply log off and log back onto your PC. After doing this you should not see any TIFF file locking issues.


On Monday June 20, we posted a refresh release to Microsoft.com that disables this feature by default, so users installing the new version should not see this. We will have a more comprehensive fix for this in a future update.

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