Open RAW Image Files on Windows 10 OS
Do you have tens of images the capture in Raw for image format or want to open them in Windows 10 Operating System? Want to know how to view Raw images in Windows 10? Here is how to open Raw images in Windows 10 easly.
As you likely know by now, Windows 10 doesn’t the support Raw image formats out of the boxs. We need to use third-party tools to convert Raw images to viewable image formats such as JPEG or PNG to view them. But this will change with Windows 10 version 1903.
Open RAW images for Windows 10
With Windows 10 version 1903, you will be able to opened and view Raw images in the Windows 10 by simple installing the official Raw Image Extension from the Store.
Once the Raw Image Extension is installed, you will be able to view Raw image thumbnails and previews right in the File Explorer just like other processed images. Besides that, you will also be able to open Raw images with the built-in Photos app once the Raw Image Extension is installed on your PC.
The current version of the extension adds support for most of the popular Raw image formats. If you want to know the list of cameras supported, please head over to this supported cameras page.
Complete the given below directions to install the Raw Image Extension to support Raw images in Windows 10.
As mentioned earlier, you must be running version 1903 (build 18323, later) and above version of Windows 10 in order to installing Raw Image Extension. The extension doesn’t support earlier versions of Windows 10.
Visit the link to open the Raw Image Extension pages in the Store app.
Click on the Get button to install the extension. That’s it!
You should now be able to views the thumbnails use and previews of “Raw images” in Files Explorer as well as open them with the Photos app (at full resolutions). Additionally, all Windows apps that use Windows Image Component framework to decode raw images will support Raw images post the installation of the extension.