As part of its latest Patch Tuesday security update that Microsoft release once per month, the Redmond company has also issued an update for the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack in Windows 8.1. Below are more details.
The latest Patch Tuesday for December, 2013 released by Microsoft has brought quite a lot of updates and changes. We’ve already covered SkyDrive improvements, the new Microsoft AntiMalware Removal tool, as well as updates with printing issues found with the Windows Photo Viewer tool. Now, it seems that a new updated for Windows 8.1 has been made available and it covers the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack.
This update enables you to view many camera-specific file formats in various experiences in Windows. The update enables supported RAW camera files to be viewed in Windows Explorer, the built-in photo applications, and other Windows-based applications that use Windows Imaging Codecs.
So, as we can see, Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack and now RAW camera files can be viewed with dedicated photo applications and other Windows proprietary tools. On top of the many formats supported, now the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack comes with support for the file formats of the following devices:
- Canon: EOS 1DC, EOS-60Da, EOS 70D, PowerShot S100V
- Fujifilm: XF-1
- Nikon: Coolpix 5400, Coolpix 8700
- Olympus: E-PL5, E-PM2, XZ-10, XZ-2
- Panasonic: DMC-FZ200, DMC-GH3
- Pentax: K-5 II, K-5 IIs
- Samsung: Galaxy NX, NX2000, NX300
- Sony: A-99, Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R, NEX-3N, NEX-5R, SLT-A58