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02-05-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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I was browsing the Pentax Canada site and came across a download for the Raw Codec for my K200d. I'm not really sure what this is and if I should upgrade?
Can you explain? Should I be updating new firmware?

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02-05-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
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The raw codec is used by your computer so that it can display the raw thumbnails in Window Explorer. It is specific to your version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7). It's handy, but just be sure to get the correct version.

It's not a requirement by any means. It's more of a convenience so you can browse your raw files by thumbnail, and not just filename.
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Pentax has not published one for Windows 7 64 bit version, and its been 6 months.
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x64 users try this:
Fast Picture Viewer | WIC RAW Codec Pack for Windows 7, Vista and XP


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The 32bit version just crashes on my Win 7 computer.
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The Picasa viewer works well too for viewing RAW images quickly, but I find the win 7 32 codec handy for remembering what is in each file folder, since you can see it in the icon for the folder...
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