A free collection of 32 and 64-bit RAW image decoders for Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Windows Vista introduced a modern and extensible imaging framework called Windows Imaging Component (WIC). The operating system comes with built-in support for several common image formats including jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tiff and HD Photo. WIC makes it possible for 3rd parties to add first-class support for image formats to Windows, complete with thumbnails in Explorer, preview and slideshow support in Photo Gallery / Photo Viewer and metadata search integration.
The FastPictureViewer WIC RAW Codec Pack provides such platform support for additional formats and turns Windows Explorer into a raw viewer, through read-only image decoders, simultaneously available in both 32 and 64-bit flavor for Win7, Vista and XP SP3. The codec pack contains 32-bit and 64-bit NEF and 64-bit CR2 codecs, along with 64-bit DNG and a lot more!
WIC-enabled image viewers such as Windows Live™ Photo Gallery, Windows 7’s Media Center and our own FastPictureViewer Professional “automagically” gain the ability to open and view new image formats, play slideshows etc, so does all .NET 3.x and WPF-based applications.