My first Nikon RAW pics - now what?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Robbie, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. Robbie

    Robbie Guest

    OK I took some RAW pics with my (new) Nikon D70, so now what do I do with them?

    How do I extract the greatest quality?

    I have Elements 2 and Nikon View and a few other things...

    Robbie, Jul 23, 2005
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  2. Robbie

    Hunt Guest

    Though I've got the D70, and have a CD with Nikon View on it, I do not know
    what that program's capabilities are. Same for Elements.

    However, Nikon Capture handles NEF's well. I use Photoshop CS2 with the latest
    Raw Converter.

    You need a program that will read, and convert NEF file format images to
    something that Elements can handle. Nikon View may do it, but I have never
    even installed it, as I had other programs to do it.

    I'd suggest that you go to both Adobe's and Nikon's sites, and look at the
    capabilities of your two programs. You may have what you need, or you may not.

    Another way to do it, is to download Adobe's DNG (Digital Negative) program.
    It handles NEF's beautifully. Process the files (after backing up!!!!!) to DNG
    format, then do one of several things: if Elements handles DNG just use it. If
    not, in the DNG converter, Save AS TIF, or PSD (if Elements sees those). DNG
    is freeware from Adobe's site.

    Good luck,
    Hunt, Jul 24, 2005
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  3. Robbie

    McLeod Guest

    The only thing I have used Nikon View for (and it's excellent for
    this) is to edit the IPTC information for sending to news services and
    archiving. For working on NEF's you need Nikon Capture or Adobe DNG
    convertor or one of the programs that works with DNG. I'm not sure
    which ones do, but the Adobe site will tell you.
    McLeod, Jul 24, 2005
  4. Robbie

    Ed Ruf Guest

    You need a program that allows you to alter the conversion process. NV will
    allow conversion with minimal adjustments.
    Look to PSE3, Nikon Capture or for free Pixmantec's RSE.
    Ed Ruf, Jul 24, 2005
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