Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing photos on a Windows computer, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Now that we've uploaded some shots, let's take a look at them and get a…little closer view.…So I have two types of files here: I have JPEGs, and I have RAW files.…Now JPEGs; they're universal.…You can look at a JPEG, no problem; double-click on the image, it shows up in…Windows Photo Viewer.…You're in great shape!…RAW files are a little different story;…you need a codec to view them, and to work with them.…Now, there are a couple ways to go here. Microsoft has actually released what…they call the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack.…
And this is relatively new as of our recording here. And it has 120 codecs for…RAW files, and what that means is that you can use the Microsoft Pack to look at…your RAW files, as long as your camera is supported.…Now if your camera is not supported by this new Microsoft Codec Pack, which I…anticipate it's going to grow over time, so it's probably going to support many…more than 120 when it's done,…then you have to go to the manufacturer's site to download the RAW codec.…
In this case, these are Canon RAW files, so if they weren't supported by the…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups