Professional photographers and those who want to take a lot of photos like to have their photos taken in a very high quality format. The best quality format is usually the RAW image format. RAW image format is uncompressed pixel by pixel information saved from the camera lens. This formats enables higher quality graphics, finer control and more image information than other formats like JPEG and PNG. RAW image format is just like a digital negative of the image. With the digital negative, we can produce the image of any quality.
There has been no built in support for RAW image format in Windows 7 which frustrated the photographers. Now Microsoft has added support for the RAW image format in Windows Live Photo Gallery as well as Windows Explorer.So now you will be able to not only see but also edit the images in RAW image format. Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 7 and Windows Vista can be downloaded from the following locations:
Download Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (x86 and x64)
If you don’t have Windows Live Photo Gallery, you can download it from the following location: