#1. "RE: Can't Import NEF files into Elements" In response to Reply # 0
Unfortunately, you'll need to upgrade to Photoshop Elements 11 as Adobe isn't releasing an Adobe Camera Raw update that supports the D7100 for previous versions of Elements. There's a way you can edit the raw files to make them look like they came from a D5200 (and they'll then open), but that would get tedious after a few files.
Oddly enough, IRFanView, which I often use to take a quick look at images didn't need an update to support my D7100 files. I haven't updated IRFanView in over a year...
#3. "RE: Can't Import NEF files into Elements" In response to Reply # 0
Today I had the same problem with Elements 11; just got the D7100 day before yesterday. I downloaded the DNG converter plug-in from Adobe, thinking I would be able to import/work my .NEF picture files. I downloaded the plug-in from Adobe, version 7.4. The only way I can do this conversion is to go to Programs>Adobe>Adobe DNG Converter and open the plug-in program and convert all the files in a folder imported from ViewNX2 into My Pictures. It's slower than just opening them up in Elements, but at least I can work on the files.I am hoping someone here will have a better solution, but I thought I would share that with you. It took me hours to get to that point!
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#4. "RE: Can't Import NEF files into Elements" In response to Reply # 3
If you've updated the Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw plugin to version 18.104.22.168, you should be able to open D7100 nef files without any problems. You can check the version by opening Photoshop Elements and going to Help -> About Plug-In -> Camera Raw...
#6. "RE: Can't Import NEF files into Elements" In response to Reply # 0
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If you would like to avoid upgrading Elements, you can use the Nikon program ViewNX that came with the camera to import and make RAW adjustments and then render in TIFF format if you want to maintain full 16 bit data adjustment options or render as JPG which is an 8 bit compressed format. Either of these can be opened in Elements for editing. ViewNX renders RAW files from newer Nikon cameras better than Adobe ACR in most cases I have seen. Stan St Petersburg Russia