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[Multi] Windows Thumbnail Previews

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Hi,

 

Affinity designer as the ability to preview it's file in windows explorer.

Is it possible to add image preview to supported RAW files?

 

Or is there any other way to show a grid of pictures? I made a lot of RAW images.

How can I view them easily? 

 

Kind regards,

Andreas

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Microsoft have a camera codec pack that can be installed under Windows 7 and (maybe!) XP.  It's included in 8 & 10.  Unfortunately it doesn't work for me running 7 Enterprise (it's a known problem).  Adobe have a DNG codec that works, but it's painfully slow.  Right now I'm using the Fast Picture Viewer codec pack and it's working well.  It's a commercial product, but for the $10 it's going to cost me when the free trial expires I'm happy to stay with it - I still want RAW support in Explorer regardless of Affinity Photo.

 

What I really want to see is an integrated image manager - Explorer is nowhere near powerful enough to deal with an image library that's been years in the making. 


AP user, running Win10

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It's pretty much bogus; microsoft's implementation is quite poor. I installed Sony's codec pack and I now have previews for Sony raw images in explorer, but it's rather slow and it doesn't have useful catalog features like ratings and such.

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Microsoft have a camera codec pack that can be installed under Windows 7 and (maybe!) XP.  It's included in 8 & 10.  Unfortunately it doesn't work for me running 7 Enterprise (it's a known problem).  Adobe have a DNG codec that works, but it's painfully slow.  Right now I'm using the Fast Picture Viewer codec pack and it's working well.  It's a commercial product, but for the $10 it's going to cost me when the free trial expires I'm happy to stay with it - I still want RAW support in Explorer regardless of Affinity Photo.

 

What I really want to see is an integrated image manager - Explorer is nowhere near powerful enough to deal with an image library that's been years in the making.

 

Thanks for the comment! Nice program. I will keep that in mind. 

 

An integrated explorer would be awesome. But it will take a lot of time to develop this.

Affinity designer can already show thumbnails of it's .afdesign files. It shouldn't be that hard to implement this for RAW images?

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Thanks for the comment! Nice program. I will keep that in mind. 

 

An integrated explorer would be awesome. But it will take a lot of time to develop this.

Affinity designer can already show thumbnails of it's .afdesign files. It shouldn't be that hard to implement this for RAW images?

Developing a manager (not just an explorer) will certainly take time, but I think it's a commercial necessity.  Rating pictures and applying tags so that they can be found again are essential features once you're dealing with significant numbers of images.


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