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Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Plugin
(08-14-2017, 11:47 AM)Rene Slijkhuis Wrote: This new plugin adds reading support for all image formats that are supported by the Windows Imaging Component (WIC) codecs on your computer.

On Windows 10 are by default the following formats supported by this plugin:
.ARW, .BMP, .CR2, .CRW, .DIB, .DNG, .ERF, .GIF, .JPG, .KDC, .MRW, .NEF, .NRW, .ORF, .PEF, PNG, .RAF, .RAW, .RW2, .RWL, .SR2, .SRW, .TIF

To improve the DNG support it’s recommended to install the following DNG codec from Adobe:

On Windows 7 you have to install the following codec pack to get support for the same formats:
Microsoft Camera Codec Pack -

Please note that raw files are automatically converted with the default parameters of the used codec. Use a RAW converter if you want to control the conversion of your images.

  • The list of supported image formats (in the file open dialog) is based on the registered WIC codecs on your computer. It will automatically be updated when you install new codecs.
  • Some WIC codecs support file formats that can have multiple images in one file. This plugin will open all these images as layers.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • GIMP 2.x or later

  • Unzip “”
  • Copy all the files into the GIMP “plug-ins” folder
    (which is typically located at: C:\Users\<username>\.gimp-<version>\plug-ins)
    Note: this folder is created on the first startup of GIMP.

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RE: Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Plugin - by Rene Slijkhuis - 08-01-2020, 11:57 AM

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