FastPictureViewer Codec PackOverview
The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack enables robust support for 45+ image formats in Windows Explorer, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Live™ Photo Gallery and, on Windows 7, also within Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player 12, with full 64-bit compatibility.
The Codec Pack supports raw formats from more than 380 digital camera models from all top camera manufacturers, including Canon CR2, Nikon NEF, Adobe DNG, Sony SR2 and many more, as well as Photoshop PSD, Google SketchUp (thumbnails), and image formats such as OpenEXR, Radiance HDR, TGA, Softimage PIC, Autodesk Maya IFF, PNM, and DirectX DDS including ATI 3Dc compression.
• Superior performances, rock-solid stability
The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack far outperforms competing codecs, starting from existing manufacturer codecs or codecs supplied by Adobe or Microsoft, making near-instant large size previewing a reality for most popular raw formats, with rock-solid stability. In fact, the Microsoft team behind the Image Composite Editor panorama stitcher lists the FastPictureViewer Codec Pack as "tested and recommended".
• Broadest compatibility
The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack is second to none regarding Windows compatibility, from XP SP3 to Vista to Windows 7, including 64 bit editions, as well as for timely camera model support (380+ models including the latest and greatest from 15 top manufacturers, updated several times a year), again outperforming camera makers, Adobe and Microsoft codec offerings!
• Extensive formats support
The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack goes beyond raw formats by supporting Adobe Photoshop PSD and Adobe Lightroom previews, as well as a wide selection of image formats popular amongst graphic artists and in the Computer Graphics industry, plus some unique specialties like 2D previewing of images taken with 3D cameras e.g. Fuji FinePix Real 3D W1/W3 (MPO), or JPEG-Stereo (JPS) images.
• Best feature set
The FastPictureViewer Codec Pack includes a faster JPEG codec that performs automatic rotation of thumbnails and previews in Windows Explorer, according to EXIF information. We make Windows "EXIF orientation-aware". Our codecs expose all of the metadata contained in most raw formats, including color-space information as well as any embedded IPTC/XMP metadata, in addition to the full EXIF data. Finally, all our components are optional and can be opted-out during setup.
- fixes a small (and uncommon) issue affecting some codec-enabled applications performing their own auto-rotation, when auto-rotating JPEG files from some specific digital cameras.