Raw + Jpeg as a single icon

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Raw + Jpeg as a single icon

Postby Philou44 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:59 pm


Before buying FastPictureViewer Codec Pack, I would know if in Windows Explorer, a couple of raw + jpeg files are displayed as a single icon or as 2 icons. For example, ViewNX (the Nikon raw tool) can display his files in both forms; and this is very handy. It would be great if FastPictureViewer Codec Pack could do the same in the explorer.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Raw + Jpeg as a single icon

Postby Axel on Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Actually, this behavior is entirely controlled by Windows Explorer, codecs have nothing to do with how Windows Explorer displays files and, being first and formost a generic file explorer, Windows Explorer will display each file with its own icon or thumbnail, no codec can possibly change that: it would require a rewrite of Explorer itself to change this behavior.

You can suggest this to Microsoft as a feature request but it is unlikely to appear anytime soon.

Photo-oriented application can behave differently, such as our own FastPictureViewer Professional image viewer, which stacks JPEG+RAWs and handle them as a single "image" for all operations including viewing, moving, copying, renaming, exporting, deleting, rating, IPTC writing etc.
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