Preview .EXR Thumbnails on PC
Preview .EXR Thumbnails on PC

Preview .EXR Thumbnails on PC

1. Intro

FastPictureViewer Codec is a neat little addon that you can install on your PC to preview a lot of different extensions in the explorer. Go from this:

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To this:

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For me, it has been a tremendous help and takes the uncertainty away from working with .exr files, which had until now been a guessing game and didn’t give me the visual feedback I needed.

2. How to install

To install, just go here and buy (or try free) the codec:

Double click the installer, go through the steps, and that’s it!

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Notice there are a lot more extensions that this addon will create a preview for, so feel free to activate or deactivate the ones that you feel are convenient for you.

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And that’s it! I’ve come across many people that had just disregarded working with exr’s regularly since they’re a bit less approachable. For me, this makes it a lot easier to work with and be more in control of what’s what :)