From: Me on
I guess many (most?) new (OEM) windows installs these days are 64bit.
Some u/g Win7 retail disks come with 32 and 64 bit versions, but some
versions don't. You need to do a clean install if u/g from a 32 bit to
64 bit - transferring data files, reinstalling software.
Capture/View NX 32 bit work fine in 32 bit mode in 64 bit OS.
Nikon still haven't released a raw codec for 64 bit windows. There are
some third-party codecs (not free) for win 64. Without these, there's
no way to view *.nef thumbnails in windows explorer.
Excusable perhaps if win 64 was bleeding edge, but it's pretty
mainstream these days and IMO very slack of Nikon not to be up with the
play.



From: Me on
On 10/05/2010 11:03 a.m., Larry Thong wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010 10:27:41 +1200, Me wrote:
>
>> I guess many (most?) new (OEM) windows installs these days are 64bit.
>> Some u/g Win7 retail disks come with 32 and 64 bit versions, but some
>> versions don't. You need to do a clean install if u/g from a 32 bit to
>> 64 bit - transferring data files, reinstalling software. Capture/View NX
>> 32 bit work fine in 32 bit mode in 64 bit OS. Nikon still haven't
>> released a raw codec for 64 bit windows. There are some third-party
>> codecs (not free) for win 64. Without these, there's no way to view
>> *.nef thumbnails in windows explorer. Excusable perhaps if win 64 was
>> bleeding edge, but it's pretty mainstream these days and IMO very slack
>> of Nikon not to be up with the play.
>
> Huh? Here's a free one that works really nice. Been out for over a year
> and works great on Vista and Win 7 (64-bit). The NEF thumbnails look
> great in Win 7! Who needs one from Nikon when this works so well?
>
> http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/


Is US$9.99 "free"?
"FastPictureViewer Codec Pack 2.1R2, now only $9.99, seriously.
(This is a limited time, special introductory offer, regular price will
be $29.99, hurry as it won't last forever...)"

Anyway, I'm going through old archived *.nefs now, sorting in to some
kind of order, backing up. Using ViewNX with preview pane enabled you
can click on the preview and get 100% view (ie to sort "keepers" from
multiple shots), tag, drag and drop thumbnail to shift the file into a
folder in explorer.
The codec would be handy - but not essential.

I found some reference on the web to Nikon supposedly stating that they
didn't want to support 64 bit OS, but didn't find any statement from Nikon.





From: RichA on
On May 9, 8:15 pm, Larry Thong <larry_th...(a)shitstring.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010 11:41:58 +1200, Me wrote:
> >> Huh?  Here's a free one that works really nice.  Been out for over a
> >> year and works great on Vista and Win 7 (64-bit).  The NEF thumbnails
> >> look great in Win 7!  Who needs one from Nikon when this works so well?
>
> >>http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/
>
> > Is US$9.99 "free"?
>
> I'll be damned!  They started charging for it.  I have the previous
> version they were offering for free.

Maybe the jerkoffs at Adobe bought it?
From: Me on
On 10/05/2010 12:15 p.m., Larry Thong wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2010 11:41:58 +1200, Me wrote:
>
>>> Huh? Here's a free one that works really nice. Been out for over a
>>> year and works great on Vista and Win 7 (64-bit). The NEF thumbnails
>>> look great in Win 7! Who needs one from Nikon when this works so well?
>>>
>>> http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/
>>
>>
>> Is US$9.99 "free"?
>
> I'll be damned! They started charging for it. I have the previous
> version they were offering for free. It supports the D3(x) so that's all
> I'm worried about. I have it on all my 64-bit machines.
>
>> "FastPictureViewer Codec Pack 2.1R2, now only $9.99, seriously. (This is
>> a limited time, special introductory offer, regular price will be
>> $29.99, hurry as it won't last forever...)"
>
> In my opinion it is worth every penny of the $9.99, but I'm not sure I
> would give them $29.99 for it as Nikon will surely release their version
> shortly. I'm cool with the old version I'm using, at least till the D4
> comes out.
>
I followed a link from an article recommending it as free software, but
it had been updated to state that price was $5.99. The trick with
marketing is to set your price to the maximum that the market will bear,
which isn't the same as the maximum that an individual prospective buyer
is prepared to pay.
>
>> Anyway, I'm going through old archived *.nefs now, sorting in to some
>> kind of order, backing up. Using ViewNX with preview pane enabled you
>> can click on the preview and get 100% view (ie to sort "keepers" from
>> multiple shots), tag, drag and drop thumbnail to shift the file into a
>> folder in explorer.
>> The codec would be handy - but not essential.
>
> I would buy FastPictureViewer before going through all of that.
>
>> I found some reference on the web to Nikon supposedly stating that they
>> didn't want to support 64 bit OS, but didn't find any statement from
>> Nikon.
>
> They will, they will eventually. They said the same thing about FF
> dSLRs...
>
That was perhaps just reassuring buyers of D2 series cameras (falsely -
as it turned out). There's no such reason for not supporting 64 bit OS.
Nikon is just being slack.