Deja View all over again ( a Raw problem !)
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22-03-11, 09:25 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southern England - a Scot in exile
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Hey - funnily enough, I read this thread and went and bought the codec. I too considered the fast picture viewer, but didn't go for it. It was a lot of money for something which didn't really seem to give any more benefit over the standard Windows Photo Viewer...
The codec pack was nice and cheap though. One thing to note: when installing it, don't customise the install. I tried to switch off some Canon support and all that, but the installation cocked up. I then uninstalled then reinstalled and it was fine.
In the end I did exactly the same as Matt .. I decided against the viewer after reading some negative reviews ,well perhaps negative is too strong a word inasmuch as there didn't appear to be any great advantages gained by using it, and downloaded the Codec Pack after viewing the installation video. I also found things went wrong when I started fiddling and tried to customise the download. If I had studied the video carefully you can see that they don't alter anything. As soon as I restarted the installation all was straightforward and I can see RAW files without problem in Windows Explorer. There are a considerable number of file types which can be opened with the same Codec pack. In summary for Â£9.45 I think it's well worth it.
Oh, a salutary tale here which many should take note of. In going thro' the website info for this product it appears that only 0.2% of the 116,000 odd free downloads resulted in any form of donation when it was a "freebie". Result? They stopped downloads as donationware.Time to stop moralising
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