FastPictureViewer is available

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FastPictureViewer is available

Postby Axel on Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:47 pm

Notable new features and changes include:

  • The WIC Codec Pack has been merged in the standard installers.
  • Some fixes and minor enhancements were made to the thumbnail strip (Windows 7 and Windows Vista).
After nearly 30,000 installs of the standalone codec package, we feel that the image decoders it contains are now ready for prime-time. Starting with this build, the WIC Codec Pack is now an integral part of FastPictureViewer and is installed by default.

The pack contains 13 WIC-enabled image decoders and extends the Windows operating system with thumbnails and image previewing in Windows Vista Explorer, full viewing and slideshows in Windows Photo Gallery and (on Windows 7), support for Windows Media Center. Applications built on the .NET Framework 3.x and Windows Presensation Foundation, plus all existing 32 and 64-bit WIC-enabled applications, also benefits from the codecs and gains the ability to open new image formats.

The bundled decoders currently includes support for TGA, DNG, CR2, CRW, RAF, 3PR, FFF, DCR, KDC, RAW, RWL, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, RW2, PEF, ARW, SR2 and SRF image formats, spanning 12 manufacturers and vendors including Adobe, Canon, Fuji, Hasselblad, Kodak, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony, covering about 300 digital camera models.

All decoders works on all 64-bit and 32-bit editions of Windows 7 and Vista (and, with some restrictions and performance limitations, on old versions of Windows such as XP SP3 and SP2).

Restart your computer after installing FastPictureViewer with the bundled decoders and Windows will start recognizing your raw files just like JPEG's, and even let you search on metadata (such as focal length used, or date taken) directly from Explorer on Windows 7 and Vista!

The new version is available now from the download page.
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