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12-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Got K3 Today....software doesn't work with 8.1 win

Good evening,
I got my K3 this morning with bundle 18/135 lens.
Very nice camera, grip and hand sensation.
I will study now the commands.
Onlyproblem, original Pentax/Ricoh software doesn't work after installed, blank launch.
Shall i use other programs; i don't like photoshop.
Picasa doesn't read file PEF.
Do you have suggestion?

Many thanks and again MERRY CHRISTMAAAS

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12-24-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Check the Pentax web site for newer software.
I don't think I ever used any of the software that came with the K-3.
I use LightRoom(PC or Mac) or Aperture(Mac).
12-24-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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Switch your raw format file to DNG and you may have better luck although it may still require a plug in for Picasa.

I also use Lightroom so don't have experience with Picasa.
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You could try FastStone image viewer (and editor) - very highly regarded freeware

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Use DNG, it is complatible with more programs than PEF
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There is a free trial version of Lightroom you might try.
https://creative.adobe.com/products/download/lightroom

As others have said - DNG is the way to go for broad access to editing programs, easy change in the menus.
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+1 for DNG.
And +1 for Lightroom though Faststone is also useful.
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Pentax DCU5 521 work in windows 8.1 .

12-24-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
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Use DNG instead of PEF file, I don't think you will lose anything but DNG files are friendly to other applications.
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Aww, I installed it on my new hp envy desktop with widows 8. I am pretty sure it's 8.1. I have the Ricoh software, Adobe photoshop, and Lightroom 5 installed. I did have trouble installing the XRite Display Pro cd. I had to go to 'My Computer' and click on the drive and click the install exec to get it to install.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tokka Quote
Onlyproblem, original Pentax/Ricoh software doesn't work after installed, blank launch.
Try running once as administrator (right click >> Run as Admin....)
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Shall i use other programs; i don't like photoshop.
Picasa doesn't read file PEF.
Do you have suggestion?
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12-25-2014, 12:56 AM   #12
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Good mornig,
I thank you all for the suggestions, I will work on that today....
Many thanks again and Merry Christmas
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12-25-2014, 02:15 AM   #13
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Try running once as administrator (right click >> Run as Admin....)
Yes, I agree. I use Windows 8.1 and no problems with Pentax software.
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Yes, I agree. I use Windows 8.1 and no problems with Pentax software.


Same here. Not a single problem with Windows 8.1 on either my 32 bit desktop or 64 bit laptop. Make sure you have the OS updated but I can't see a single reason why your software would not work. I even use software designed for Windows 95 on my 8.1 machines and they run fine.


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As others have said use DNG instead of PEF, as it's more broadly recognised by more third party software.
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