If you use the RAW image format to take photographs and upload them onto a Windows based machine, you will be pleased to know that Microsoft has this week rolled out a new updated called the Camera Codec Pack, that brings with it support for RAW files to Microsoft Windows Explorer and Live Photo Gallery.
Windows has never before support the RAW file format used in most of todays DLSR camera’s. Forcing users to use third party applications to be able to view and edit the files. RAW files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or by edited with a bitmap graphics editor. Watch the quick video after the jump to see the new Codec pack in action.
You can download the Camera Codec Pack, from the Microsoft website.
With the new codec pack, Windows will now support viewing and editing a wide range of photo file formats including raw, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and more. This new update unlocks the power of every photo on your computer so that your PC is capable of organizing, viewing and editing your digital memories
Source: Lifehacker : Windows Live