Anyone had issue with comp. not able to view RAW files?

7 months 1 week ago #715673 by tbro387
When I first got my A6000 I didn't have to do anything at all and my computer was able to view the pictures off of it.  Now, a few months back I splurged on myself and purchased a Sony A7III.  My computer, the same computer I've used with the A6000 to look at and edit pics, cannot view the raw files.  It says I have to download a RAW file extension viewer or something.  I went to the Microsoft store and try to download it and it just gives me a loop.  I mean I click on it to download and it pops up a box making me sign into my Microsoft account, and then when I click download it makes me sign in again and keeps doing this over and over.  I have to most updated current version of windows.  

I don't like using my iPad Pro as well to edit pics as I do my desktop so I wish I could figure out what's going on and thought I'd check here to see if anyone has any experience with a similar issue.  

Thanks!


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7 months 1 week ago #715686 by db3348
Hi tbro,

Don't know what's going on there with Microsoft ,  but  have  you  considered trying out  any of the alternative RAW converters / processors ,  like Affinity ,  CaptureOne , Adobe ,  DxO , ... ?


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7 months 1 week ago #715720 by tbro387
No, I have not. I am not familiar with any of them. I'll have to investigate! Thank you!


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7 months 1 week ago #715950 by fmw
Perhaps you aren't aware but raw files are specific to the camera that captured it.  You will need a good image editor like those recommended above to work with them.  Additionally you may need a plug in for the software that covers your camera's raw output.


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7 months 1 week ago #715951 by Nikon Shooter
Let's speak the same language… that could help.

Raw files are not images nor can they can't be edited in any way.
They are MB of codes that describe what the sensor has recorded in
three colours (RGB) channels for each and every pixel and the correct
order in the pixels mosaic.

Image — or pixel — editors may have some very limited conversion
capabilities but the best way to go is with a dedicated RAW converter. 

I use Capture One as dedicated RAW converter (but there are others to
chose from) and Affinity Photo as image / pixel editor (again, there are
others to chose from). I am Adobe free since CS6.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #715952 by Nikon Shooter
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These are the Sony files recognised by Capture One:


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