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So I've gone back to that page and again find nothing linkable or downloadable.

 

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Ok, the only thing I do is look for the thumbnails. Which it does display the pics. If I double click it ask which program I want to open in. I have not had a reason to open in win photo app. I don’t think it will. I will check again tonight. Been awhile but I don’t think my explorer would display thumbnails which is why I installed the extension.
 

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If people find the embedded JPEG enough, then Faststone Image Viewer will display them.
 

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Sounds like a good argument to stay with JPEG!
 

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With jpg/jpeg much of the decisions are made by the camera and with RAW the photographer has the control in his or her hands. Most of the time only minor adjustments may be needed, but there are those times when one has made a serious error and it's helpful to be able to correct it easily enough in RAW, whereas it wouldn't be correctable in jpg. A classic example is the guy who some years ago went with his DSLR on a one-day excursion to shoot the famous cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area. He spent a happy day there and it was only after he got home that he realized that he had never changed his white balance from the last time he'd used the camera, so he was horrified to see everything in the WB setting for fluorescent lighting. If he had shot in jpeg all his images would have been for naught, but instead he was able to adjust his WB settings during editing because he had shot in RAW.
 
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If people find the embedded JPEG enough, then Faststone Image Viewer will display them.
The thumbnails may be the jpeg embedded in the raw, however they sure look like unadjusted raw. Dull and under exposed a bit, because thats the way they were shot. They didn’t show prior to installing the raw viewer app in win 10. So works for me when looking for a certain pic.
 

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With jpg/jpeg much of the decisions are made by the camera and with RAW the photographer has the control in his or her hands. Most of the time only minor adjustments may be needed, but there are those times when one has made a serious error and it's helpful to be able to correct it easily enough in RAW, whereas it wouldn't be correctable in jpg. A classic example is the guy who some years ago went with his DSLR on a one-day excursion to shoot the famous cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area. He spent a happy day there and it was only after he got home that he realized that he had never changed his white balance from the last time he'd used the camera, so he was horrified to see everything in the WB setting for fluorescent lighting. If he had shot in jpeg all his images would have been for naught, but instead he was able to adjust his WB settings during editing because he had shot in RAW.
Yes I'm well aware of the differences and the downsides. I usually shoot RAW with my Panasonic FZ300 but so far have found it unnecessary with my Sonys as there has been sufficient data available in the JPEGs for processing to my satisfaction.
 

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