Microsoft to support RAW formats in Windows OS

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ClubSNAP Admin
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Jan 16, 2002
Interesting news from Microsoft.

Microsoft Press Release said:
Microsoft and Imaging Industry Leaders Unveil Support for Digital Camera RAW in Windows

Adobe, Canon, Fujifilm and Nikon are working with Microsoft to provide seamless digital camera RAW support in Windows.

REDMOND, Wash. - June 1, 2005 -- Microsoft Corp., together with leading companies in the digital imaging industry, today announced enhancements to the family of Windows® operating systems that will enable consumers to easily work with RAW files in current and future versions of Windows. Working closely with digital imaging industry leaders including Adobe Systems Inc., Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. and Nikon Corp., Microsoft plans to deliver native support for digital camera RAW images in the next major version of Windows, code-named "Longhorn."
Even more interesting, there will be a PowerToy to be made available soon that will enable support for Canon and Nikon RAW formats in Windows XP.

Microsoft Press Release said:
In addition, Microsoft is enhancing the digital imaging experience for Windows XP with the upcoming availability of the Microsoft® RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP, allowing consumers to view thumbnails and preview and print Canon and Nikon RAW files from Windows Explorer in Windows XP. These features, as well as the ability to organize and edit Canon and Nikon RAW files, will also be available in a future version of Digital Image Suite.
Links to more details
Click here for Microsoft's Press Release
Click here for's article
Click here for Rob Galbraith's article


New Member
Aug 13, 2003
cool. Now we can see thumbnails without the support of other softwares.

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