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Affinity Beta Doesn't See RW2 Images From LX100M2

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My current workflow with images from my Panasonic LX100M2 involves culling in FastRawViewer, developing in SilkyPix Developer Studio 8 SE, and, when it seems necessary or desirable, doing additional editing in Affinity Photo Beta (with the latest build, now 1.7.0293). My computer is running Windows 10.

After using FRV to select a raw image to develop and edit, I have FRV pass it on to SilkyPix. Once developed in SilkyPix, and if I think it needs further work, I save/export the image as a tif and work on it in Affinity. (The free Panasonic-only version of SilkyPix doesn't allow for opening an image directly in another program.)

Inconveniently, however, neither the beta nor regular versions of Affinity Photo see the RW2 images. Instead, when using File/Open, the program sees an icon that says "RW2" and shows the shot number, e.g., P1000321.RW2. Fortunately, double-clicking on the icon opens the image in both Affinity Photo and Affinity Photo Beta.

Although this problem doesn't prevent me from using Affinity, if there's an existing solution I'd like to know what it is.




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You would like to see thumbnail of raw format?

I think it was said before AP will show you exactly what your windows version sees, no internal raw thumbnail viewer - internal Windows stuff only.

As you, I also can't see Panasonic thumbnails as my Win10 doesn't know anything about it but I see DNG thumbnails from Pentax but no DNG from Huawei, no CR3, no ARW...


If you need to see them and lot more and send to edit from viewer may I suggest you a Fast Stone Viewer - great free software


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5 hours ago, RebDovid said:

if there's an existing solution I'd like to know what it is.

You may need to install a codec pack for Windows, such as FastPictureViewer codec pack. Google or other search engine may reveal others.

-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1903 (18362.356), 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00Gz, GeForce GTX 970
Affinity Photo and Beta   / Affinity Designer and Beta  / Affinity Publisher and Beta

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