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  1. David H says:

    Just want to say thanks for the link to ExtractJPEG. I can’t describe how much easier that makes life. The command line extraction using DCRAW somehow became a huge pain in 64-bit, so ExtractJPEG is hugely welcome. Thank you.

  2. Edwin says:

    I downloaded your 64-bit Windows 7 version of FastPictureViewer to view the Nikon NEF RAW files outputted by the Nikon CoolScan V ED LS-50 (similar to the Nikon CoolScan LS-5000). Your FastPictureViewer does not display in zoom the NEF file which is 136.001MB, the same TIFF image from the Nikon Coolscan which is about 133.892 MB displays correctly and is zoomed. I can’t send you screen prints of what is being displayed in my Windows 7 x64 system as this comment form has no file attachments. Kindly send me a response to my submitted e-mail so that I can send you the screen capture images or mail you in CD the NEF and TIFF images in CD-R
    if you can kindly e-mail me your physical address location.


  3. Axel says:

    @Edwin: NEF from scanners are not really raw files (they don’t contain Bayer data) and the raw codec does not know what to do with them.

    With those particular files, our support is limited to extracting the built-in preview, so you get nice thumbnails and small previews that help you identify the files, but there is no full-resolution decoding (full resolution is course supported for NEF files created by all Nikon DSLR cameras, but not from scanners).

    In fact, Nikon’s own software has viewing limitations with NEF files produced by their scanners.

    As a side note, while support for full decoding of NikonScan NEF files may be added to our products in the future, there is no loss of fidelity in saving the scans to 16-bit TIFF directly from NikonScan. You can then import the TIFFs into Photoshop or CaptureNX for processing and, as you discovered already, you can view those files at full resolution in FPV Pro (and other TIFF-enabled image viewers).

  4. Steve says:

    I notice that sony .arw has no metadata preview, is there any sign of this coming in a future release?

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