Author Topic: Preview pane empty for RAW files??  (Read 929 times)

capricorn

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Preview pane empty for RAW files??
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:47:02 AM »
I am not using ExifToolGUI on a daily basis, but at times I do and appreciate how useful it is. Lately the preview pane is empty; I could swear that it was not always like this. I'm dealing with ORF (Olympus RAW), but I can't see a preview for eg CR2 as well. Only for JPG and TIF the preview pane shows an image.

Is this a problem, or am I just wrong and preview pane doesn't work for RAW files?

I'm running Windows 10 build 17134 and the latest versions of ExifToolGUI and Exiftool.

Thanks
Karsten

capricorn

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Re: Preview pane empty for RAW files??
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 08:39:32 AM »
I was able to solve the issue by reinstalling the FastPictureViewer codecs that I use to display RAW thumbnails throughout Windows. My Windows was recently upgraded to Spring Creator 1803, maybe during this operation codecs were disabled / overwritten by others that are not capable to display ORF.

castellum

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Re: Preview pane empty for RAW files??
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 08:38:51 AM »
Just read this one searching for a solution.
Had the same problem.

If you run the Gui 'As Administrator' it runs fine

obetz

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Re: Preview pane empty for RAW files??
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 11:08:52 AM »
Had the same problem.

If you run the Gui 'As Administrator' it runs fine

Are you sure you have the same problem as the original poster?

This means, you run Bogdan's ExiftoolGUI v5.16 to view raw files, and you don't see a preview unless you run it as admin?

Hard to believe that raw preview should depend on admin rights.

I'm a little allergic to "run as admin" recommendations, so would you mind to give more details?

Which OS, which RAW format, which codec extension, where did you put ExiftoolGUI?