Opening Nikon D70s NEF files in CS

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Mike Warren, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. Mike Warren

    Mike Warren Guest


    Does anyone here know if the NEF format is different between
    the Nikon D70 and D70s.

    I have installed ACR 2.4 in PS CS but when I try to open a D70s
    file I get the following error message:

    "Could not complete your request because it is not the right kind
    of document"

    I can open the files if I use Nikons plugin.

    Alternatively, does anyone have a NEF file from a D70 (not D70s)
    that they could send me so I can try it.

    Mike Warren, Jul 22, 2005
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  2. Mike Warren

    Mike Warren Guest

    Alternatively, does anyone have a NEF file from a D70 (not D70s)
    It took me a couple of hours searching but I finally found a D70 NEF
    file on the net.

    The D70 file is different to the D70s. I guess it's back to the Nikon
    plugin until I can upgrade to CS2.

    Mike Warren, Jul 22, 2005
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  3. Mike Warren

    Hunt Guest


    A friend had the same problem with his 70s and NEFs. He had installed the
    Nikon software, which basically over wrote the Camera RAW plug-in in PS. Now,
    he was on CS2, but the latest PS plug-in from Adobe should work with CS. Check
    Google.Groups (this NG) for the exact location of two (2) Nikon NEF plug-ins
    (that is 2, not 1, so find and disable, re-name, or delete both). Install the
    latest CS RAW converter, and all should be right. He had gone so far as to re
    -install CS2, and even re-format his HDD, with a complete re-insatll of
    everything. Unfortunately, he kept re-installing his Nikon software, so he had
    the same issue. I don't have the v#'s of the latest, but go to
    and look for the newest one, just remember to find and address both RAW
    converter files from the Nikon software.

    Hunt, Jul 22, 2005
  4. Mike Warren

    Mike Warren Guest

    Version 2.4 is the last one that will work with CS. My main issue is that
    Nikons plugin looses the EXIF data when importing to Photoshop.

    It looks like I am going to have to load the NEFs into the Nikon View
    editor, and save an a TIFF. The load the TIFF into PS.

    Mike Warren, Jul 22, 2005
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    It is only trivially different, but because it is for a different
    camera, ACR 2.4 doesn't know that. So it can't access it.

    Convert these D70s NEFs to DNG using the free 3.1 DNG Converter, then
    you can access them in ACR 2.4. You don't need to upgrade to CS2 if you
    don't want to.

    The 3.1 DNG Converter knows what ACR 2.4 doesn't know, and puts enough
    into the DNG file for ACR 2.4 to show the thumbnails & convert them.

    This is a proven route. (Even though D70s is not in the list of cameras
    that can be handled by the 3.1 DNG Converter).
    Barry Pearson, Jul 23, 2005
  6. Mike Warren

    Chris Cox Guest

    Yes, it is.
    Correct - you need a newer version of the ACR plugin to open the new
    files. Unfortunately that means upgrading to Photoshop CS2, or using
    the DNG converter to convert the D70s files to DNG, then opening them
    in CS.

    Chris Cox, Jul 24, 2005
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