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    Displaying NEF thumbnails in Windows 7 64 bit

    Has anyone worked out how to show NEF thumbnails in Windows 7 64 bit?

    Google showed me a 3rd party plugin for sale that will render thumbnails but surely there must be a better way?

    On my old XP machine, NEF thumbnails just displayed, not so with my new computer.
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    Havent fully checked this out yet myself, but have a try at this...

    http://www.nikonimglib.com/nefcodec/
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    I'm surprised that there isn't something available from Microsoft.

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    No luck but thanks for trying Jcon. - that's the 32 bit solution.

    If there is K1W1 then I can't find it.
    Last edited by Dread Pirate Roberts; 12-20-2010 at 01:50 AM.
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    Yep that's the link I found K1W1 for the paid solution. I was just struggling to believe I had to pay money for a 3rd party solution when I own Nikon legit software and camera.

    Thanks for trying.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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    Presumably you pay for MS Word when Windows comes standard with a text editor.

    It looks to me like it's well worth the $15, way better than waiting for Nikon to produce software that will be buggy and cause crashes. Every piece of software I have seen from them so far has been way less than impressive.

    BTW have you tried Irfanview? They claim it works under Windows 64-bit and it does support .NEF files and it's free.

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    Irfanview works like a charm to view NEF files, even on 64-bit (but doesn't show thumbnail previews) And the fast picture viewer codec pack is well worth the money: I got it installed on my win7 64bit and it works like a charm. I can view NEF preview thumbnails like with everything else. And 15 dollars is less than I pay for a pizza so... Fantastic value.

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    DPR, I use Fastone Image Viewer to view thumbnails and for quik sorting and deleting. It also let's me view .psd files, it's light and fast.

    http://www.faststone.org/

    Lightroom is my go to when it's basically a controled or same light quality group situation for batch processing. And PhotoShop when the lightwieght can't handle the job.
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    I use Fast Picture Viewer, linked above.

    In the past the codec pack, as well as the basic viewer, used to be free.

    I think its worth it. Its very clean software.

    One thing though. It gave me a price in my credit card currency (NZD). I paid. When the charge showed up, it was like 50 cents more. Stuff like that really pisses me off, even if it is only a small amount. I complained, and got very little traction (take it up with our 3rd party provider, who then didnt respond).

    Thats my experience. Hope it helps.
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