Whitepaper: Viewing and Organizing RAW Images in Windows XP

    This whitepaper describes the use of the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for Windows XP
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        Often likened to a ‘digital negative,’ a RAW image is the native image format for a growing number of quality digital cameras. RAW images typically contain the original camera sensor data recorded at the time of capture along with camera settings and other information. Using special PC software, photographers can “process” RAW images to vary the exposure, white balance, and other settings long after the image was captured. This creative flexibility and extra level of protection against mistakes are key reasons photographers choose to shoot RAW.

        Because of the camera-specific nature of RAW files, they are not supported natively within Microsoft Windows. As a result, photographers shooting RAW have not been able to take advantage of the built-in features provided in Windows XP for viewing, organizing, and printing RAW photos--until now.

        This paper discusses how users can view, organize, and print camera RAW images using the Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer Powertoy for Windows XP.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

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        To use the software, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or greater is required.
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