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ThumbsPlus Digicam Raw Plug-in
Version 5.2, 5 March 2014
Copyright ©2003-2014, Cerious Software Inc.
Version 5.2 Release Notes
Using PolyImage Pro, ©1997-2013, PolyBytes Inc.
Using dcraw.c, ©1997-2014 by Dave Coffin.

For support, questions and other information please visit the Cerious Software Web Site.


General Release Notes

About the plug-in package

Since version 3.7, this plug-in package has included two plug-ins, (1) plug_digicam, which uses PolyImagePro along with Canon, Nikon and Foveon libraries (and its numerous internally supported formats), and (2) plug_digiraw, which uses Dave Coffin's dcraw.c. This second plug-in can support many additional manufacturers and models, including the Canon PowerShot G9, for which Canon has never released libraries. Note that some formats are supported by only one of the libraries.

Canon notes

Canon Raw files with a .TIF extension may be loaded using the plug-in. Change .TIF loading to "Cerious Plug-in" using Options | Preferences | File Types.

Because of a bug in the Canon libraries, ThumbsPlus 7.0 SP2 or later is required to view EXIF information from Canon 30D images. Some earlier builds also caused problems loading Canon 20D and 30D images. You can download 7.0 SP2 or version 8 from www.cerious.com.

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Installation Notes

Supported version of ThumbsPlus

This plug-in requires ThumbsPlus Pro version 7 or later! It will not work with earlier versions. For information on upgrading to ThumbsPlus version 7 or 8, please visit our upgrade page. You may install the plug-in on the Standard version of ThumbsPlus, but the images will be watermarked when loading. You'll need the Pro version to get the full benefit.

Supported operating systems

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • All 64-bit versions of the above

As always, the latest service packs are recommended. We only test on the latest service pack of each operating system.

Installation procedure

  • The installer will detect which ThumbsPlus versions (7 and 8) that are properly installed, and allow you to install on whichever it detects. If ThumbsPlus is not properly installed (usually due to moving to a different folder or disk), you'll need to reinstall ThumbsPlus.

Configuring file extensions

The installer will add the supported raw file extensions to the Thumbs.typ or Thumbs8.typ file in the ThumbsPlus program folder or the approriate writeable folder (Vista/Windows 7).

For any given file extension, you can select which plug-in to use; in Options | Preferences | File Types, select or add the extension, then select Cerious Plug-in as the Load file using method and plug_digicam or plug_digiraw from the drop-down as desired. If you select plug_digicam, it will automatically try plug_digiraw if plug_digicam fails. This is especially useful if you wish to load most CR2 files with the Canon libraries, but use DCraw for unsupported types such as the G9. Here is an example of the file type options for Canon .CRW files:

Extension .crw  
Description Canon Raw Format  
Category Camera  
Class Raster  
Load file using Cerious Plug-in plug_digicam.tpp
Edit file using Association  
Print file using Internal  

Each plug-in also has separate loading options available; these will be expanded in the future. The plug-ins may also be combined at some point -- but for selection by file type, using the built-in ThumbsPlus file configuration is the best way for now. In the future, selection by specific camera model may be available.

If you do not see your raw images after installing the plug-in, be sure that their file extension is defined and checked in Options | Preferences | File Types, and that Load Using is set to Cerious Plug-in, and that you have not selected a file mask that excludes the files you want to see (Options | Which Files | By Mask).

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Known Issues
  • The progress during file loading using plug_digiraw only includes the transfer of image data from the dcraw program, which runs as a separate process and does not provide feedback during the actual image decoding.
  • Files loaded with plug_digiraw are always rotated based on EXIF or other internal orientation information. This is because dcraw does not currently provide an option to disable this feature.
  • EXIF/XMP information is not always available for images loaded using plug_digiraw. This has been improved upon for many cameras in Version 8 and 9 of ThumbsPlus.
  • Files may be rotated twice if the Rotate based on orientation option is selected both in the plug-in and in the ThumbsPlus. Generally, you should turn off the orientation option in the plug-in and leave it on in ThumbsPlus.

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Version 5.2
  • Includes the latest DCRAW (9.20) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.

Version 5.1
  • Includes the latest DCRAW (9.19) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.

Version 5.0
  • Includes the latest DCRAW (9.17) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.
  • Fixes version numbering problem in 4.8.
  • Fixes inability to load on some systems in 4.9.

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Version 4.8

Includes the latest DCRAW (9.17) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.

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Version 4.7
  1. Installer updated to work with version 9.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.16) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.

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Version 4.6
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.39 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.12) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras

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Version 4.5
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.39 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.10) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for several new cameras.

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Version 4.4
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.39 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.05) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for some new cameras.

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Version 4.3
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.38 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.04) from Dave Coffin, including bug fixes and support for some new cameras.

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Version 4.2
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.37 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (9.02) from Dave Coffin.
  3. Fixed a bug where dcraw was not saving options properly.
  4. Added several file extensions.

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Version 4.1
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.34 from PolyBytes, and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW (8.98) from Dave Coffin.
  3. Now includes all the DLLs necessary for Kodak DCR/DCS support, rather than providing these as a separate download.

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Version 4.0
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.33 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries.
  2. Includes the latest DCRAW from Dave Coffin.
  3. Now includes all of the DLLs necessary for Kodak DCR/DCS support, rather than providing these as a separate download.
  4. Supports several new cameras, including the newest Canon models, the Nikon D90 and the Nikon Coolpix P6000.
  5. Supports 10-bit DNG images.
  6. Fixes support for HDR files with long fields.

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Version 3.9
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.32 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Corrected error showing the camera model in File - Properties - Details.
  3. Several additional bug fixes.

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Version 3.8
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.32 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Corrected error showing the camera model in File - Properties - Details.
  3. Several additional bug fixes.

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Version 3.7
  1. In order to support additional image types, and provide additional choices for loading, he Digicam Plug-in Package now includes two plugins, plug_digicam and plug_digiraw. More information is available in the General Release Notes. Be sure to read them!
  2. Includes the latest PolyImagePro (2.31) library including support for the Nikon D700.

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Version 3.6
  1. Includes the latest PolyImagePro (2.30) library and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries, including support for recent Nikon and Canon cameras, including the 1DS Mk III. (Note: Nikon has not yet released libraries for the D700).
  2. Added support for the Pentax K100D Super and the Olympus E-3.
  3. Fixed a problem with color balance information in some Olympus ORF files.
  4. Fixed support for the several Nikon cameras (D3 and D300).
  5. Fixed a problem with DNG image cropping during loading.
  6. Changes for compatibility with ThumbsPlus version 8 beta; it remains compatible with version 7.
  7. Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Version 3.4
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.29 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Added support for the latest Nikon cameras (D3 and D300).
  3. Added support for the Sony DSLR-A700.
  4. Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Version 3.3
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.28 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Added support for the latest Canon cameras, the Oympus E-510, and Leica M8 DNG files.
  3. Added support for the DPX (Digital Picture Exchange) format.

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Version 3.2
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.27 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Added support for the Nikon D40X, the Olympus SP320, and the Panasonic Lumix L1.
  3. Fixed a memory leak that occurred when processing the EXIF info from some Sony camera images.
  4. Fixed a problem where some Canon files would not load from network (UNC) paths.

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Version 3.1
  1. Includes PolyImagePro version 2.26 and the latest Nikon and Canon libraries
  2. Added support for Olympus E-330, E400, D410 and SP5500UZ.
  3. Some problems with multi-threaded access to Canon CR2, Nikon NEF and Sigma 3XF have been corrected.
  4. The Digicam Help file has been updated and now includes all release notes through version 3.1.

Release notes for prior versions are available in the online Help file. (Select Options - File Plug-Ins - Digicam RAW Plug-In and use the Help button.)

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Supported Formats (partial list)

Even if your camera is not on this list, please give it a try! Because of the way camera manufacturers store the data, and because of camera rebranding, many formats not listed here will still work.

This list is from the DCRAW web page as of 7 May 2009, so applies to plug_digiraw. There are also formats supported only by plug_digicam and PolyImagePro. I am working on updating this list to make it more complete.

Adobe Digital Negative (DNG)

Apple QuickTake 100

Apple QuickTake 150

Apple QuickTake 200

AVT F-080C

AVT F-145C

AVT F-201C

AVT F-510C

AVT F-810C

Canon PowerShot 600

Canon PowerShot A5

Canon PowerShot A5 Zoom

Canon PowerShot A50

Canon PowerShot A460

Canon PowerShot A530

Canon PowerShot A610

Canon PowerShot A620

Canon PowerShot A630

Canon PowerShot A640

Canon PowerShot A650

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot Pro70

Canon PowerShot Pro90 IS

Canon PowerShot G1

Canon PowerShot G2

Canon PowerShot G3

Canon PowerShot G5

Canon PowerShot G6

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot SD300

Canon PowerShot S30

Canon PowerShot S40

Canon PowerShot S45

Canon PowerShot S50

Canon PowerShot S60

Canon PowerShot S70

Canon PowerShot Pro1

Canon EOS D30

Canon EOS D60

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 10D

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 300D / Digital Rebel / Kiss Digital

Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT / Kiss Digital N

Canon EOS 400D / Digital Rebel XTi / Kiss Digital X

Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss Digital X2

Canon EOS 1000D / Digital Rebel XS / Kiss Digital F

Canon EOS D2000C

Canon EOS-1D

Canon EOS-1DS

Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Casio QV-2000UX

Casio QV-3000EX

Casio QV-3500EX

Casio QV-4000

Casio QV-5700

Casio QV-R41

Casio QV-R51

Casio QV-R61

Casio EX-S100

Casio EX-Z4

Casio EX-Z50

Casio EX-Z55

Casio Exlim Pro 505

Casio Exlim Pro 600

Casio Exlim Pro 700

Contax N Digital

Creative PC-CAM 600

Epson R-D1

Foculus 531C

Fuji FinePix E550

Fuji FinePix E900

Fuji FinePix F700

Fuji FinePix F710

Fuji FinePix F800

Fuji FinePix F810

Fuji FinePix S2Pro

Fuji FinePix S3Pro

Fuji FinePix S5Pro

Fuji FinePix S20Pro

Fuji FinePix S100FS

Fuji FinePix S5000

Fuji FinePix S5100/S5500

Fuji FinePix S5200/S5600

Fuji FinePix S6000fd

Fuji FinePix S7000

Fuji FinePix S9000/S9500

Fuji FinePix S9100/S9600

Fuji IS-1

Hasselblad CFV

Hasselblad H3D

Hasselblad V96C

Imacon Ixpress 16-megapixel

Imacon Ixpress 22-megapixel

Imacon Ixpress 39-megapixel

ISG 2020x1520

Kodak DC20

Kodak DC25

Kodak DC40

Kodak DC50

Kodak DC120

Kodak DCS200

Kodak DCS315C

Kodak DCS330C

Kodak DCS420

Kodak DCS460

Kodak DCS460A

Kodak DCS520C

Kodak DCS560C

Kodak DCS620C

Kodak DCS620X

Kodak DCS660C

Kodak DCS660M

Kodak DCS720X

Kodak DCS760C

Kodak DCS760M

Kodak EOSDCS1

Kodak EOSDCS3B

Kodak NC2000F

Kodak ProBack

Kodak PB645C

Kodak PB645H

Kodak PB645M

Kodak DCS Pro 14n

Kodak DCS Pro 14nx

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/c

Kodak DCS Pro SLR/n

Kodak C330

Kodak C603

Kodak P850

Kodak P880

Kodak KAI-0340

Konica KD-400Z

Konica KD-510Z

Leaf AFi 7

Leaf Aptus 17

Leaf Aptus 22

Leaf Aptus 54S

Leaf Aptus 65

Leaf Aptus 75

Leaf Aptus 75S

Leaf Cantare

Leaf CatchLight

Leaf CMost

Leaf DCB2

Leaf Valeo 6

Leaf Valeo 11

Leaf Valeo 17

Leaf Valeo 22

Leaf Volare

Leica Digilux 2

Leica Digilux 3

Leica D-LUX2

Leica D-LUX3

Leica D-LUX4

Leica V-LUX1

Logitech Fotoman Pixtura

Mamiya ZD

Micron 2010

Minolta RD175

Minolta DiMAGE 5

Minolta DiMAGE 7

Minolta DiMAGE 7i

Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi

Minolta DiMAGE A1

Minolta DiMAGE A2

Minolta DiMAGE A200

Minolta DiMAGE G400

Minolta DiMAGE G500

Minolta DiMAGE G530

Minolta DiMAGE G600

Minolta DiMAGE Z2

Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D

Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7D

Nikon D1

Nikon D1H

Nikon D1X

Nikon D2H

Nikon D2Hs

Nikon D2X

Nikon D2Xs

Nikon D3

Nikon D3X

Nikon D40

Nikon D40X

Nikon D50

Nikon D60

Nikon D70

Nikon D70s

Nikon D80

Nikon D90

Nikon D100

Nikon D200

Nikon D300

Nikon D700

Nikon E700

Nikon E800

Nikon E880

Nikon E900

Nikon E950

Nikon E990

Nikon E995

Nikon E2100

Nikon E2500

Nikon E3200

Nikon E3700

Nikon E4300

Nikon E4500

Nikon E5000

Nikon E5400

Nikon E5700

Nikon E8400

Nikon E8700

Nikon E8800

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix S6

Nokia N95

Olympus C3030Z

Olympus C5050Z

Olympus C5060WZ

Olympus C7070WZ

Olympus C70Z,C7000Z

Olympus C740UZ

Olympus C770UZ

Olympus C8080WZ

Olympus E-1

Olympus E-3

Olympus E-10

Olympus E-20

Olympus E-300

Olympus E-330

Olympus E-400

Olympus E-410

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-500

Olympus E-510

Olympus E-520

Olympus SP310

Olympus SP320

Olympus SP350

Olympus SP500UZ

Olympus SP510UZ

Olympus SP550UZ

Olympus SP560UZ

Olympus SP570UZ

Panasonic DMC-FZ8

Panasonic DMC-FZ18

Panasonic DMC-FZ28

Panasonic DMC-FZ30

Panasonic DMC-FZ50

Panasonic DMC-FX150

Panasonic DMC-G1

Panasonic DMC-L1

Panasonic DMC-L10

Panasonic DMC-LC1

Panasonic DMC-LX1

Panasonic DMC-LX2

Panasonic DMC-LX3

Pentax *ist D

Pentax *ist DL

Pentax *ist DL2

Pentax *ist DS

Pentax *ist DS2

Pentax K10D

Pentax K20D

Pentax K100D

Pentax K100D Super

Pentax K200D

Pentax K2000/K-m

Pentax Optio S

Pentax Optio S4

Pentax Optio 33WR

Pentax Optio 750Z

Phase One LightPhase

Phase One H 10

Phase One H 20

Phase One H 25

Phase One P 20

Phase One P 25

Phase One P 30

Phase One P 45

Pixelink A782

Polaroid x530

Rollei d530flex

RoverShot 3320af

Samsung GX-1S

Samsung GX-10

Samsung S85 (hacked)

Sarnoff 4096x5440

Sigma SD9

Sigma SD10

Sigma SD14

Sinar 3072x2048

Sinar 4080x4080

Sinar 4080x5440

Sinar STI format

SMaL Ultra-Pocket 3

SMaL Ultra-Pocket 4

SMaL Ultra-Pocket 5

Sony DSC-F828

Sony DSC-R1

Sony DSC-V3

Sony DSLR-A100

Sony DSLR-A200

Sony DSLR-A300

Sony DSLR-A350

Sony DSLR-A700

Sony DSLR-A900

Sony XCD-SX910CR

STV680 VGA

 

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