Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Camera conference > Micro Four Thirds > Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II The first OM-D's successor.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #16  
Old 11th July 2017
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 3,670
Thanks: 258
Thanked 161 Times in 151 Posts
Likes: 1,602
Liked 684 Times in 355 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

There is a thread in the EM1 mk2 about being able to view .orf's in Windows.

Sorry I can't work out how to direct you to that thread.

However, the link to fastpictureviewer is to a programme that allows Windows picture viewer to display the photos. (Thus codec exists and Windows won't adopt/buy it!!)

The programme is free for 14 days I think, then needs 10 or so to have it permanently.

http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/

Works well for me with the Em1 mk2............

Good luck...
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MJ224 For This Useful Post:
Ivor (11th July 2017)
  #17  
Old 11th July 2017
peak4's Avatar
peak4 peak4 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: sheffield
Posts: 1,296
Thanks: 74
Thanked 158 Times in 138 Posts
Likes: 31
Liked 68 Times in 44 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
This works in Win 7 but not sure whether it will in later windows versions. It shows E-M5, & both E-M1's.
http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/supp...odec/index.cfm
Found here http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/supp...load/software/
Well this is baffling.
Just tried installing this codec on a Win 10 PC;
It doesn't work at all for my Stylus1s .orf files
For my EM-1, it seems to work sometimes, but not always
For my EM-5, again, it seems to work sometimes, but not always

I can't spot any particular similarities/differences with the previews that work and those that don't.
Sometimes I have downloaded photos by plugging a cable into the camera, and sometimes by plugging the card into a USB reader, but I can't immediately see why that would make any difference.

At first, I thought it might be due to me having two different EM-1 bodies, but it seems not;

Here's an example screenshot from Windows Explorer (10) of consecutive files shot in a quick burst;
(It's not immediately related to alternate shots either, this was just an easy example to capture a screenshot)

__________________
Best Regards
Bill

The nearest I have to a home page.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/peak4/
They're Watching You!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11th July 2017
pdk42's Avatar
pdk42 pdk42 is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 3,740
Thanks: 326
Thanked 810 Times in 617 Posts
Likes: 57
Liked 3,295 Times in 1,126 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

All raw files contain an embedded JPEG. The old (2009) Olympus codec should be able to display these JPEG embedded images from any ORF file. I know that it works fine on Win 7, but you'll have to suck it and see on Win 10.

http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/supp...w_codec_dl.cfm
__________________
Paul
E-M1ii, Pen-F and too many lenses
flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ross the fiddler (11th July 2017)
  #19  
Old 11th July 2017
dcbrookes dcbrookes is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: North Herefordshire
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 8 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Don't waste your time with outdated Olympus or Microsoft codecs - I thoroughly recommend the Fast Picture Viewer codec pack which MJ224 suggested - it is cheap, it works really well with any raw file and it is regularly updated - I am using it with the latest version of Windows 10 with no problems at all.

David
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dcbrookes For This Useful Post:
Ivor (12th July 2017)
The Following User Liked This Post:
OM USer (12th July 2017)
  #20  
Old 14th July 2017
Ivor Ivor is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North East England
Posts: 191
Thanks: 41
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 86
Liked 51 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

I thought I would email Olympus from their website.

Transcript of my original question


Type of request: Support
Model: OM-D E-M5 mk ii
Message: Hi, now that Microsoft no longer produce codecs for raw files, will Olympus be producing any so that the .orf files from the E-M5 ii and the E-M1 ii can be previewed through the Windows Explorer? I see that Canon now produce their own codecs.


Their reply to my question:


Dear Mr ... [deleted, and they spelt my name wrong]

Thank you for contacting Olympus regarding the codecs for RAW files.

We at Olympus have created and made available the codecs for all our RAW formats, it is up to the various companies to decide what to do with them.

We offer the Olympus Viewer 3 software to allow you to view and edit all your photos, Raw and JPEG.

Please use the following link to download the Olympus Viewer 3 software:

http://ov3-support.olympus-imaging.com/ov3download/

Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding the software or any Olympus products, I am happy to help.

Have a great day.

Kind regards,

Chris Johnloz
UK customer and technical support


My reply to Olympus:



Dear Chris,

Supplying the codecs to Microsoft and not to your customers is no good to us, your customers, because Windows are not sharing them with us.

I already have Olympus Viewer and I can view the images there, as I can with Lightroom, On1 Photo Raw, and a host of other raw processors. But, they do not help me to just see the thumbnails that are sitting on, say, my desktop when using the Windows Explorer without having to open one of those programmes first. I do sometimes just want to access the files through the browser, especially when I am running training sessions.

Canon make their codecs available to their customers as a plugin for Windows.

http://www.canon.co.uk/support/consu...bit)&language=

As do Nikon:
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.co...oad/sw/97.html

Please would you issue your codecs to your customers.

Thanks,

Ivor



I am eagerly awaiting a response.

It's interesting that they supply 'various companies' with the codecs. I take that to include Microsoft. I'll email them next!
__________________
https://ivorphotography.co.uk

My Flickr


OMD E-M5 Mk II, E-5 and E-510

"A race, a fight or a game can be won but to call something 'the best' in the arts is absurd" Sir Alec Guinness, 28th March 1995
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ivor For This Useful Post:
ashtonsd (14th July 2017), MJ224 (14th July 2017)
The Following User Liked This Post:
drmarkf (14th July 2017)
  #21  
Old 14th July 2017
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 10,184
Thanks: 341
Thanked 2,127 Times in 1,058 Posts
Likes: 566
Liked 991 Times in 483 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

My laptop has a fresh install of Windows 10 Creators Edition on it and I can view ORFs in Windows Explorer no problem.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Ian For This Useful Post:
ashtonsd (14th July 2017), Ivor (14th July 2017)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Ivor (14th July 2017)
  #22  
Old 14th July 2017
Ivor Ivor is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North East England
Posts: 191
Thanks: 41
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 86
Liked 51 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
My laptop has a fresh install of Windows 10 Creators Edition on it and I can view ORFs in Windows Explorer no problem.

Ian
That's really interesting. I use the Home Edition. I wasn't even aware of the Creators Edition. I'll go look!

Thanks again, Ian,

Ivor
__________________
https://ivorphotography.co.uk

My Flickr


OMD E-M5 Mk II, E-5 and E-510

"A race, a fight or a game can be won but to call something 'the best' in the arts is absurd" Sir Alec Guinness, 28th March 1995
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 14th July 2017
Adagio's Avatar
Adagio Adagio is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Marchwood, Hampshire
Posts: 805
Thanks: 48
Thanked 40 Times in 36 Posts
Likes: 74
Liked 61 Times in 34 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
My laptop has a fresh install of Windows 10 Creators Edition on it and I can view ORFs in Windows Explorer no problem.
My desktop has Win 10 Pro updated to Creators Edition and I too can view ORFs in Explorer
__________________
David


Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 14th July 2017
Johnheatingman's Avatar
Johnheatingman Johnheatingman is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NW-UK
Posts: 2,427
Thanks: 466
Thanked 294 Times in 232 Posts
Likes: 489
Liked 557 Times in 330 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ian View Post
My laptop has a fresh install of Windows 10 Creators Edition on it and I can view ORFs in Windows Explorer no problem.

Ian
Unless I'm mistaken, "Creators Edition" refers to the latest Microsoft large update that began rolling out this April. If you don't have it yet it can be downloaded from Microsoft.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...reators-update

John
__________________
Where ignorance is bliss .. tis folly to be wise - Thomas Gray
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 14th July 2017
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 3,123
Thanks: 205
Thanked 288 Times in 247 Posts
Likes: 820
Liked 764 Times in 415 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Interesting, thanks.
I installed the fastimage viewer codecs ages ago: I see I'm still running what's called win 10 'Home'.
Is there any way to trigger a 'Creative' update at some convenient time for me, or will it start nagging me about it in the usual irritating manner when I need to be doing something else uninterrupted for a week?
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
Olympus E-M1ii x2: 7-14, 12-100, 40-150, 45, 60, 75, 300, 1.4tc.
Panasonic 12-35, 15. Samyang 7.5 fisheye.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 14th July 2017
Johnheatingman's Avatar
Johnheatingman Johnheatingman is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NW-UK
Posts: 2,427
Thanks: 466
Thanked 294 Times in 232 Posts
Likes: 489
Liked 557 Times in 330 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by drmarkf View Post
Interesting, thanks.
I installed the fastimage viewer codecs ages ago: I see I'm still running what's called win 10 'Home'.
Is there any way to trigger a 'Creative' update at some convenient time for me, or will it start nagging me about it in the usual irritating manner when I need to be doing something else uninterrupted for a week?
Mark, see my post above. You will be still be running Win 10 Home if you have the update or not. Apparently if you already have the Creators Update your PC should indicate Win 10 version 1703 when you check the "About" file.
__________________
Where ignorance is bliss .. tis folly to be wise - Thomas Gray
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 14th July 2017
Ivor Ivor is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North East England
Posts: 191
Thanks: 41
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Likes: 86
Liked 51 Times in 33 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Thanks all, I am in the process of downloading it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...reators-update
__________________
https://ivorphotography.co.uk

My Flickr


OMD E-M5 Mk II, E-5 and E-510

"A race, a fight or a game can be won but to call something 'the best' in the arts is absurd" Sir Alec Guinness, 28th March 1995
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 14th July 2017
Johnheatingman's Avatar
Johnheatingman Johnheatingman is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NW-UK
Posts: 2,427
Thanks: 466
Thanked 294 Times in 232 Posts
Likes: 489
Liked 557 Times in 330 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ivor View Post
Thanks all, I am in the process of downloading it.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...reators-update
Lets hope you can see lots of little Orfs when it's installed

John
__________________
Where ignorance is bliss .. tis folly to be wise - Thomas Gray
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
drmarkf (14th July 2017)
  #29  
Old 14th July 2017
Ian's Avatar
Ian Ian is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Posts: 10,184
Thanks: 341
Thanked 2,127 Times in 1,058 Posts
Likes: 566
Liked 991 Times in 483 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnheatingman View Post
Unless I'm mistaken, "Creators Edition" refers to the latest Microsoft large update that began rolling out this April. If you don't have it yet it can be downloaded from Microsoft.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...reators-update

John
Yes, I did a clean install with the Creators edition last month.

My main point was that it was a clean install and so I hadn't installed any codecs and I can see ORF thumbnails and view the images in the Windows photo viewer.

Ian
__________________
Founder and editor of:
Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ian For This Useful Post:
Johnheatingman (14th July 2017)
  #30  
Old 14th July 2017
drmarkf's Avatar
drmarkf drmarkf is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 3,123
Thanks: 205
Thanked 288 Times in 247 Posts
Likes: 820
Liked 764 Times in 415 Posts
Re: Windows 10 Codec for ORf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnheatingman View Post
Mark, see my post above. You will be still be running Win 10 Home if you have the update or not. Apparently if you already have the Creators Update your PC should indicate Win 10 version 1703 when you check the "About" file.
Great, thanks. I hadn't picked up on your link.

Yes, I'm on 1703.

Doesn't make me feel any more creative, I must say
__________________
Regards,
Mark

------------------------------
Olympus E-M1ii x2: 7-14, 12-100, 40-150, 45, 60, 75, 300, 1.4tc.
Panasonic 12-35, 15. Samyang 7.5 fisheye.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
codec, e-m5 mark ii, orf, raw

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SOLVED Raw codec andym Software 7 23rd August 2013 02:57 PM
HELP! Olympus RAW codec on Windows XP Ian Software 11 6th March 2010 06:50 PM
Olympus Codec for XP shenstone Software 5 14th April 2009 08:35 AM
Windows Vista RAW codec Ian Software 4 24th November 2008 09:14 PM
Olympus Raw codec for Windows Vista Invicta Software 3 7th January 2008 07:57 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:40 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2017, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger