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Old 04-04-2008   #1
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When you have lots of raw photos and want to quickly scan through them to delete the bad ones before starting the conversion, what program do you use/recommend for that.

I shoot Canon, if that's relevant.

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The file viewer utility that is packaged with Vista will read my 30D files so I use it a lot for this purpose. It has a very convenient red X to use in deleting trash. Before I upgraded to a Windows version that read my files, I used DPP for this. Both are free (i.e. included with something already purchased) and are handy for eliminating things without going through a drawn out file management process like the one packaged with Elements 6.0.
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Irfanview should open them. It is free and is a pretty good image viewer that does more (batch rename, batch convert, slideshows, etc) than just view.
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DPP.
For Canon, maybe.

For the rest of our membership that doesn't use Canon, Irfanview with its plug-ins module will open RAW files (CRW, CR2, ORF, NEF, DNG, X3F, etc)...and more.
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Breezebrowser pro.
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I tend to recommend Photo Mechanic, but I remember you saying it was too expensive for you at $150 USD.

Apple's iPhoto actually does a reasonable job of going through RAW files as a quick viewer, but the way the program's set up, as well as the inability to view directories without duplicating the files into the iPhoto library has basically turned me into an iPhoto hater. I haven't used the newest version of iPhoto though...
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Maybe the OP can let us know if they wanted a free, cheap, or not so cheap solution?
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Thanks guys, your advice is well appreciated.

Mr.P is right, was looking for something small and free. Pardon the omission in the original post.

Doug, is there something equivalent for XP.

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For Canon, maybe.

For the rest of our membership that doesn't use Canon, Irfanview with its plug-ins module will open RAW files (CRW, CR2, ORF, NEF, DNG, X3F, etc)...and more.
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Mr.P is right, was looking for something small and free. Pardon the omission in the original post.
Anyway, DPP is small and free.


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