Irfanview and Canon RAW

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Terry, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Terry

    Terry Guest

    I posted about this the other day. I am making progress, but still need
    help. I am trying to open Canon RAW images with Irfanview. I was only able
    to get 640 X 480 images. I found that in Options>Properties>Plugins, I had
    "Load Preview image only" selected. Hence the 480 X 640. I selected "Load
    using Canon DLLs (high quality image)" and now I get a pop up box when I try
    to open a RAW file that says "[location & file name] : CRW Decode error!
    Can't load Canon DLL:CDSDK.DLL Please read the file "i_plugins.txt for
    CRW details"

    I downloaded and installed the new Irfanview 392 and Irfanview_plugins_392
    from the website. I also downloaded a WinZip file Canon_crw. I unzipped
    the file and the contained files show on my hard drive.

    So what do I do now? I feel like I am getting pretty close to making this
    work. Please help if you can shed any useful information.

    Thanks. Remove "rat" from my email address to reply by email.

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    Terry
    Remove the rodent from my email address to reply directly.
     
    Terry, Sep 30, 2004
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  2. Terry

    Matt Ion Guest

    Terry wrote:

    > I posted about this the other day. I am making progress, but still need
    > help. I am trying to open Canon RAW images with Irfanview. I was only able
    > to get 640 X 480 images. I found that in Options>Properties>Plugins, I had
    > "Load Preview image only" selected. Hence the 480 X 640. I selected "Load
    > using Canon DLLs (high quality image)" and now I get a pop up box when I try
    > to open a RAW file that says "[location & file name] : CRW Decode error!
    > Can't load Canon DLL:CDSDK.DLL Please read the file "i_plugins.txt for
    > CRW details"
    >
    > I downloaded and installed the new Irfanview 392 and Irfanview_plugins_392
    > from the website. I also downloaded a WinZip file Canon_crw. I unzipped
    > the file and the contained files show on my hard drive.
    >
    > So what do I do now? I feel like I am getting pretty close to making this
    > work. Please help if you can shed any useful information.
    >
    > Thanks. Remove "rat" from my email address to reply by email.


    My guess is that those Canon DLLs need to be somewhere IrfanView can
    find them... either in the IrfanView program folder, or somewhere in the
    system PATH, such as the SYSTEM32 folder (typically C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 or
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32).
     
    Matt Ion, Sep 30, 2004
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  3. Terry

    Phil Wheeler Guest

    Probably to view the images .. that's what Irfanview is for.

    Annika1980 wrote:
    >>From: "Terry"

    >
    >
    >>I am trying to open Canon RAW images with Irfanview.

    >
    >
    > Why?
    >
    >
     
    Phil Wheeler, Sep 30, 2004
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  4. Terry

    Terry Guest

    Thanks. I finally figured that out. I reunzipped the CRW files into the
    Irfanview program & got it going. What happens now is that Irfanview opens
    the file just fine. I can copy that and paste it into an old version of
    Photoshop that I have if I want further manipulation. That all works great.
    When I close a photo in Photoshop & try to paste a new picture copied from
    Irfanview, Photoshop still shows the old picture. I have to completely shut
    down Photoshop, restart it, then paste. That works.. Very confusing.

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    Terry
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    "Matt Ion" <> wrote in message
    news:e4L6d.544551$M95.127243@pd7tw1no...
    > Terry wrote:
    >
    >> I posted about this the other day. I am making progress, but still need
    >> help. I am trying to open Canon RAW images with Irfanview. I was only
    >> able to get 640 X 480 images. I found that in
    >> Options>Properties>Plugins, I had "Load Preview image only" selected.
    >> Hence the 480 X 640. I selected "Load using Canon DLLs (high quality
    >> image)" and now I get a pop up box when I try to open a RAW file that
    >> says "[location & file name] : CRW Decode error! Can't load Canon
    >> DLL:CDSDK.DLL Please read the file "i_plugins.txt for CRW details"
    >>
    >> I downloaded and installed the new Irfanview 392 and
    >> Irfanview_plugins_392 from the website. I also downloaded a WinZip file
    >> Canon_crw. I unzipped the file and the contained files show on my hard
    >> drive.
    >>
    >> So what do I do now? I feel like I am getting pretty close to making
    >> this work. Please help if you can shed any useful information.
    >>
    >> Thanks. Remove "rat" from my email address to reply by email.

    >
    > My guess is that those Canon DLLs need to be somewhere IrfanView can find
    > them... either in the IrfanView program folder, or somewhere in the system
    > PATH, such as the SYSTEM32 folder (typically C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 or
    > C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32).
    >
    >
    >
     
    Terry, Sep 30, 2004
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  5. Terry

    Ryadia Guest

    Phil Wheeler wrote:

    > Probably to view the images .. that's what Irfanview is for.
    >
    > Annika1980 wrote:
    >
    >>> From: "Terry"

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> I am trying to open Canon RAW images with Irfanview.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Why?
    >>
    >>

    >


    Ignore him Phil. He's trolling but with the wrong bait.

    The missing dll file is on the Canon CD which comes with the camera. The
    whole Irfanview thing is free and the guy who wrote it can't be expected
    to action everything in one release. The next release might have it
    included. If you have trouble locating the dll file, try
    http://www.dll-files.com/.


    Ryadia
     
    Ryadia, Sep 30, 2004
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  6. On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 06:32:31 -0400, Terry wrote:

    > Thanks. I finally figured that out. I reunzipped the CRW files into the
    > Irfanview program & got it going. What happens now is that Irfanview opens
    > the file just fine. I can copy that and paste it into an old version of
    > Photoshop that I have if I want further manipulation. That all works great.
    > When I close a photo in Photoshop & try to paste a new picture copied from
    > Irfanview, Photoshop still shows the old picture. I have to completely shut
    > down Photoshop, restart it, then paste. That works.. Very confusing.


    Odd, why are you copying from irfanview to PS, isn't that defeating the
    whole point of shooting in RAW? You should converting the RAW files to TIFF
    or PNG (or any other lossless format) using the RAW plugin in PS, breeze
    browser, or Phase One C1.

    Zeyd
     
    Zeyd M. Ben-Halim, Oct 1, 2004
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