x64 support for DNG codec

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I'd love to have an Adobe supplied codec for x64 Windows that lets me look at DNGs in Explorer. Having to pay a third party for what is supposed to be the new open image standard seems wrong to me.
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I am wondering why most first party companies are not providing a 64 bits codec, and let third party software writers occupy that market.
Last time I checked, neither Nikon nor Canon had 64 bits codecs...
And I do not say that to defend Adobe, I am wondering why most big companies do not do it, if small ones are able to produce working codecs.
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No kidding. It is high time though. Most people in this field needs lots of ram and this means x64. It is just not that hard to port the codec to 64 bit relative to say porting _ALL_ of the rest of LR over., There is no excuse any longer to have it come from Adobe.
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It would be good to have an official statement on this. The provision of a codec would help encourage use of the DNG format (if only a little).
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Matt Dawson

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I assume the codec on Labs is the latest one provided by Adobe? Doesn't appear to have been updated in at least two years and only supports Vista (though it can be made to work on XP). A refresh to support Windows 7 and x64 systems is well overdue.
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Yes. For all I know it may even work under W7 / x64 - the installer prevents one testing. IOW, it could be a quick win.
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Official Response
An update to the DNG Codec has been posted on Adobe Labs:
http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjourn...

Regards,
Tom Hogarty
Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG product manager
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Thanks for the information, Tom!

I was surprised that many companies (besides Olympus, I think) never released a 64bits version of their codec, and wondered if there were any technical issues in providing it.
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I believe the expression is "woop woop"!
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Yes, this has already made my life so much easier.

Now if Canon could just retrofit some 5D 64 Bit drivers....
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Would like the same thing for .pdf files. Is there a forum for requesting that?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Yup. That's the best way to interact with the Acrobat team.