RAW thumbnails

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are TPF Noob!

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    This is a file management issue.

    I have a laptop and a desktop. When viewing the files in Computer on the laptop, and the view is set for icons (rather than List or Details), the icon is a thumbnail of the image, no matter the format (JPEG, RAW, etc.).

    When I view these very same files from my desktop, the RAW images only show a generic NEF icon. JPEGS show the image thumbnail.

    I would like to see the RAW thumbnails on the desktop.

    All the settings seem to be identical. Both are VISTA PCs.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    JOn
     
  2. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Are the default applications the same for both of them?
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There is a patch at Microsoft that lets you view the JPG thumbnail embedded in all RAW files on your screen. I do not have a link, but I had to do the same 2 years ago under XP... I was told that basically a similar patch was made for Vista.

    (did I ever mention that I hate Vista with a passion?)
     
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  5. Jon_Are

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    Got it.

    It works.

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
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    Like Jerry alluded to, there are no RAW thumbnails.

    By the same token when you shoot RAW and look at a histogram on your camera LCD, that's not your RAW data either, but the histogram for that same, small, basic JPRG imbedded in every RAW data file.
     
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    You can still get a Thumbnail which represents your RAW in its current state (liek the link i provided does)
     
  8. Jon_Are

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    I am so sorry. Mods, please change my thread title to:

    the histogram for that same, small, basic JPRG imbedded in every RAW data file.

    :er:
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    That gave me a good laugh, Jon. :thumbup:
     
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    Jon_Are TPF Noob!

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    :D
     
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