We just had pictures done there a week ago and bought about $250 worth from them and as part of the package got the cd's too. When I first put it in I couldn't figure out how to open the .pi2 files either, which is why I ended up here looking for solutions too. I tried the XnViewer-but no luck. After messing with it for a while, I realized there was a folder on the CD titled Images- and it contained JPEGs of the photo session. My photo software was just looking at the D:\ drive and was saying no images were present. But, when I browsed for a folder on the drive and selected the Images folder it pulled them all over.
If your CD definitely does not contain the Image folder, I would take it back to Portrait Innovations and see if they can convert them to JPEG for you-since getting the CD is one of the reasons you probably spent more money buying a package with them like we did.
Yes, I know about that. Unfortunately, these images are low quality.
This is quite quick and simple. You cannot open them. They are written with proprietary software, it is just that simple. The reason they do that is so you have to come back to them, it is like copyright protection. If you want to open them and use them with anything else, you will have to have them convert the files for you, which I am sure they will do for a price.
Yes, I know...
I am hoping maybe somebody has figured out how to open them.