Microsoft adds RAW file support to Windows 7


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Microsoft adds RAW file support to Windows 7 and Vista
Microsoft released a new camera codec package on Wednesday that supports over 100 RAW photo file formats. Once installed, RAW image files can be previewed from within Windows Explorer and Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011.

RAW image files are similar to a negative from a film-based camera. Like a film negative, these digital negatives must first be processed before they are ready to be used. As the name suggests, RAW files contain all of the information from a single photo where as a JPEG or similar compressed file loses a lot of valuable information in order to minimize file size.
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I'm glad to see that MS are still working on adding little improvements like this, as it's surprisingly handy! :)
 
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