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Old 02-12-2008, 01:56 AM
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Nikon useful software download

Hi,

please recommend some useful FREE Nikon software...i'm now using ViewNX...perhaps need some tools to fine-tune the photos...like photoshop

One more thing,may i know how to convert the NEF file into normal RAW file?mean..like Canon,while you capture in Raw,you can just read the file using photoshop and other software...but NEF file...c'ld not be...might need your help!!

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Hi,

please recommend some useful FREE Nikon software...i'm now using ViewNX...perhaps need some tools to fine-tune the photos...like photoshop

One more thing,may i know how to convert the NEF file into normal RAW file?mean..like Canon,while you capture in Raw,you can just read the file using photoshop and other software...but NEF file...c'ld not be...might need your help!!

Thanks
Free software from Nikon? Sorry..i don't know any. But someone else might do.

I shoot in RAW too ie. NEF and I can open it in ACR . You might need to update to a newer version of ACR to handle NEF files. What model are you using?
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what do you mean NEF file to normal RAW file?
what is normal RAW file?
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NEF is just as much of a 'normal' RAW file as Canon's CR2 files.

You just need to make sure you remove picture project plugin from Photoshop and install the latest Adobe Camera RAW.

Read here:

Problems with Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) and NEF Files
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NEF is raw file for nikon right?
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If i am not mistaken, your SLR is D300. ACR version 4.3 supports it.

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html
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Oh and if you're using a D300 you need to use Photoshop CS3, not Photoshop CS2.
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strange!!!i'm using CS3 leh..but can't read the NEF.
and I'm using Mac Leopard...seems other than ViewNX, all the software came with D300 also can't be install!!! funny la...

I know Nikon did provide a tool to do some finetune even something like photoshop purpose...

Another thing...Why the ViewNX only can convert the file to Tiff or Jpeg?can't be those friendly RAW file?

wat's ACR bro?do hv Mac version?
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strange!!!i'm using CS3 leh..but can't read the NEF.
and I'm using Mac Leopard...seems other than ViewNX, all the software came with D300 also can't be install!!! funny la...

I know Nikon did provide a tool to do some finetune even something like photoshop purpose...

Another thing...Why the ViewNX only can convert the file to Tiff or Jpeg?can't be those friendly RAW file?

wat's ACR bro?do hv Mac version?
Adobe Camera Raw. The link i included earlier clearly shows there's a Mac version as well. Read carefully!
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If your have D300 you should have CaptureNX that comes with it or at least the serial no free...
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