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  1. Deli

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering if any of you are using some kind of plugin or software to preview RAW files? The reason I ask is b/c when I shoot in RAW I hate opening up the file through CS3. I just want to preview the picture before I open it in CS3. I searched the forum but I couldn't find anything.

    Thanks-Deli
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In CS3, go: FILE, then BROWSE.

    Navigate to the folder you want to preview.

    I hope this helps.

    -Pete
     
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    Awesome, Thank you :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Do you have bridge?

    A nice little (and free) program is Irfanview. I think there is a plug-in you need to add to the main program before it will view RAW files.

    Also, look into Adobe Lightroom. It will let you see/preview your RAW files (once they are imported) but it does SO MUCH MORE...it's awesome.
     
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    Yes I do. Now I know what bridge does.


    Thanks-Deli
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bridge does a lot, you should look check out some tutorials.
     
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    You need a codec for your camera. Just google windows + RAW and you'll find plenty. These will allow you to see previews of RAW files in windows explorer and the preview pane, as well as picture and fax viewer.

    Just note it's slow to preview a folder with lots of RAW files.
     
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    I view my RAW images in Bridge, then do batch conversions in Bridge to save as Photoshop files. Fast and easy.

    Have Fun,
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    I just use Windows Photo Gallery with FastPictureViewer codecs. Works fine for me.
     

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