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Carmay Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005Sun 11-Dec-05 06:19 AM
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"Photo Software"


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I just bought a Nikon D50. I have Photoshop Elements 3 for the Mac, and also Picture Perfect. Is there anyway to load the NEF files into Photoshop Elements, or do I have to buy Nikon's Capture to use that format?

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edmun Registered since 16th Sep 2003Sun 11-Dec-05 06:36 AM
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eugene, US
          

Nikon View is a free software which can be downloaded from the Nikon site. It will convert new to raw.

You may need to upgrade to Elements 4.

ledmun

  

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soupdragon Basic MemberSun 11-Dec-05 12:24 PM
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Raw shooter seems to work quite well.
If you bought your D50 from new it should have picture project with it.

  

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dwig Registered since 30th May 2004Sun 11-Dec-05 01:26 PM
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You just need a plugin compatible with PS Elements 3 that will read your D50's flavor of RAW/NEF. You might check out Adobe's plugin "Camera RAW". The newest may support the D50. Otherwise checkout the Nikon's PP or View. On Windows, they ship will a PS compatible plugin, though the PP plugin is extremely poor IMHO.

Adobe's download page for PS Elements 3/Mac is:

http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=40&platform=Macintosh


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soupdragon Basic MemberSun 11-Dec-05 06:25 PM
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BTW.
Picture project loads the plug in automatically.

  

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MasterDabber Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Dec 2005Sun 11-Dec-05 07:11 PM
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>BTW.
>Picture project loads the plug in automatically.

Will Picture Project load the required plug in to Photoshop CS (not CS2) automatically?

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henlin Basic MemberSun 11-Dec-05 09:03 PM
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Photoshop Elements 3 does read the NEF files once you update Adobe Camera Raw to its latest version. However, when you open the NEF files, PSE3 opens the images in its "best interpretation" of the image--ie the pics are not "as shot" out of the camera (except for the white balance).

To obtain images "as shot" out of the camera, I had to get Nikon Capture. I think Nikon View does this as well, but I wanted to have a little more control over the images with Capture. Once you save an image with Capture, you can still edit it in PSE3, but be sure to save as an 8 bit file as you can't use all of PSE3's capabilities on the saved 16 bit file.

-Henry

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flammer Registered since 31st Oct 2005Mon 12-Dec-05 02:46 AM
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In addition to that mentioned above, the both newest versions of iPhoto and Preview can read D50 raw files with no additional plugins.

  

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