Unlike other formats such as.PNG or.JPEG, you cannot open RAW image file using Photoshop or Lightroom because it uses different codec and compression. Hence, you have two solutions to open RAW image in Adobe Photoshop. Use Adobe Camera RAW; Use Image Converter; Open RAW file using Adobe Camera Raw. This is the most common method of opening RAW files in Photoshop. Next, you should right-click a Raw image to open the context menu; and select Open with > Choose another app to open the app selection dialog below. Then select Windows Photo Viewer as the default software for the Raw file.
The Problem: No Picture Preview & Error Code 0x88982f61 When viewing RAW pictures in Windows Explorer (e.g. Nikon uses the file extension.nef), you view only the thumbnail associated with Windows Photo Gallery and not a preview of the pictures, like the one shown for more common file types (.jpg.png.bmp). When you open the picture, you are told that, in order to edit this photo, you need to make a.jpeg copy of it. Then, if you go to the File menu and click on Make a copy, you are shown an error message. It says: ' An error is preventing Photo Gallery from saving this photo. Error code: 0x88982f61'.
Also, the Windows Photo Gallery window where the picture was supposed to be displayed says: 'Photo Gallery can’t open this photo or video. This file format is not supported, or you don’t have the latest updates to Photo Gallery'. The Solution: Install the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack Go to this page:. Download the appropriate version for your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit) and install it.
A reboot might be required. When done, you will notice the first change in Windows Explorer. Now, instead of the Windows Photo Gallery thumbnail being shown for each photo, you will see an actual preview of all the RAW photos.