Nikon NEF Question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Zazanos, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. Zazanos

    Zazanos Guest

    I recently bought a Nikon D70s, am pleased with the camera, and want to try
    working with Nikon's RAW files (NEFs). I thought I had read here that
    Photoshop Elements would open NEF files, but just would not reproduce the
    "as shot" settings. When I try it, though, PE does not accept the NEF
    format. I know that Nikon Capture 4.2 will open NEFs, but don't want to
    spend the money unnecessarily. Two questions:

    1. Can I get a plug-in for Photoshop Elements that will read NEFs (even
    without "as shot" information)?

    2. Has anybody used Nikon Capture 4.2? How does it compare with PE?
    Once I open an NEF in Nikon Capture 4.2, can I export it to PE (other than
    as a JPEG)?

    Many thanks.

    Zazanos, Jul 2, 2005
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  2. Zazanos

    Dave Guest

    Assuming you have Elements 3, you might try here:

    There may be a couple of things that you could use there.

    re: Capture, yes you can export your raw files to Elements as 16 but
    TIFFs. There should be a button in the tool palette that will take your
    file directly to Elements.

    Hope this helps,
    Dave, Jul 2, 2005
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    shutterbug Guest

    The D50 seems like it has a different format of the :nef" because it says my
    nef fiiles are corrupted when I try to load them in pse3 trial version.

    shutterbug, Jul 4, 2005
  4. Zazanos

    Roger Guest

    Go to the Adobe site and select updates/down loads for Photoshop CS,
    or which ever version you have. There is an update for RAWs and CS
    will open them.

    IF you have Photoshop Elements installing "Nikon View" *after* you
    install PE will give PE the ability to open NEFs. I'm not sure if
    that is needed for the latest version of PE.

    PE is free with the Nikon D70, or was. I've never used Nikon Capture
    even though there was an evaluation copy with the D70 as well. I
    decided to stick with PE. Version 2 came with the camera and I've
    since upgraded to version 3. I also have Photoshop CS, but have not
    upgraded it although I have the latest updates in it.

    Roger Halstead (K8RI & ARRL life member)
    (N833R, S# CD-2 Worlds oldest Debonair)
    Roger, Jul 5, 2005
  5. Zazanos

    Zazanos Guest

    Roger -- Were you able to open NEF files in PE?

    (btw, did you once file comments in the FCC BPL proceeding?)

    Zazanos, Jul 7, 2005
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