Nikon NEF import into PS CS problems

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Hunt, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Hunt

    Hunt Guest

    OK, a little problem with CS and RAW. I've been using the Adobe RAW plug-ins
    (upgrading as they have become available) to work on NEF (Nikon) RAW files. No
    problem until recently. Every time I've opened an NEF into CS, I got the
    entire, multi-tabbed menu.

    Then, I installed Nikon Capture 4.1.x and got a new D70. When I opened some of
    the NEFs from the D70, all I got was the single pane, non-tabbed RAW converter
    dialog box. I downloaded the 2.4 beta, and installed it in place of my 2.3
    plug-in. Still, just the single pane converter. I then opened some of the
    older NEFs, that had worked just fine, and NOW they too come in with the
    single pane dialog box.

    It appears that Nikon Capture has done something to PS CS, regarding the RAW
    files. The NEFs are now associated with Nikon Capture. Before I change my
    associations and maybe uninstall Nikon Capture, I wanted to get some thoughts
    from the NG. Anyone else experience these problems? Any thoughts?

    Right now, my first action will be to read your posts, then change the
    association to PS, then uninstall. I want to have Nikon Capture on the laptop,
    but also want to open my NEFs directly into PS, as before.

    TIA
     
    Hunt, Dec 29, 2004
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  2. Hunt

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    When you installed Nikon Capture, it quietly installed its lousy plugin
    into Photoshop.

    You need to remove the Nikon plugin from Photoshop so that Camera Raw will
    be used instead.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Dec 29, 2004
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  3. Hunt

    Hunt Guest

    Jeremy,

    I found the Nikon NEF Plugin.8bi and moved it totally out of the Adobe\\Plug-
    ins\File Format folders and all is now right. Thanks for the suggestion. I had
    to look a bit for the Nikon plug-in, as it was in Adobe\\Photoshop Only\File
    Format folder, not in the "normal" Plugins\File Format folder where the Adobe
    RAW plug-in goes.

    Thanks,
    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Dec 29, 2004
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  4. Hunt

    C J Campbell Guest

    Huh, I didn't know there was a better plug-in. I always just thought that
    Adobe didn't give much thought to the Nikon plug-in.
     
    C J Campbell, Dec 29, 2004
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  5. Hunt

    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    There aren't separate Adobe plugins; Camera Raw handles everything.
     
    Jeremy Nixon, Dec 29, 2004
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  6. Hunt

    Hunt Guest

    In this case, the Nikon plug-in always got preference, even when buried down
    the folder hierarchy. I just moved it out of that hierarchy and all was right
    with my world. I prefer the Adobe CS RAW to the Nikon Capture, but that is
    probably because I am much more familiar with it and didn't want to interrupt
    my workflow. Jeremy's suggestion was right-on and my thanks to him.

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Dec 29, 2004
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