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D7000 - What software will accept NEF files

Cobalt

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Cobalt Registered since 20th Apr 2008
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:32 AM

For those of you that have been fortunate enough to get the first round product, I am interested to know what software will open the NEF files coming out of this camera. I saw a post that stated NX2 will not open the NEF files. Is that true?

Do the following open the NEF files:
CS5 (Camera Raw)
Lightroom 3
Aperture 3

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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#1. "RE: D7000 - What software will accept NEF files" | In response to Reply # 0

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:07 AM | edited Sun 17-Oct-10 12:38 PM by briantilley

The latest version of View NX2 (which comes with the camera, I understand) will open D7000 NEF files.

I'm not aware that any 3rd Party vendor has yet updated their software to support D7000 NEF's - that normally takes a while after a camera's release, so it's not unusual.

Brian
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OpticalSerenity

Atlanta, US
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#2. "RE: D7000 - What software will accept NEF files" | In response to Reply # 1

OpticalSerenity Registered since 23rd Oct 2006
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:19 AM

Apple is usually pretty quick to release updates...and Chase Jarvis is on the advisory board for Aperture, so I'd just shoot RAW+JPEG and save the RAW until the update comes out. I doubt it'll be long.

But aside from that, I don't know of anything that can read it fully aside from ViewNX. Mac OS X can read it, and even shows you thumbnails.

savagetom

Lowell, US
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savagetom Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jul 2007
Sun 17-Oct-10 12:18 PM

Capture NX2 ver 2.2.5 will not open D7000 NEF files on my Windows 7 laptop. To tell you the truth I don't know if this is a Windows 7 issue or not. I loaded View NX2 ver 2.0.2 from the CD in the D7000 box and have problems with it, too. It will display the NEF thumbnail but when I select a D7000 NEF and go to View > Image Viewer it crashes. Actually crashes every time I try to use Image Viewer regardless of jpg or NEF or type of camera that generated the file.

I'm hoping for an update soon.

Tom Savage
Newburgh, IN

mikeon

Örebro, SE
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mikeon Registered since 01st Oct 2004
Sun 17-Oct-10 01:52 PM

I guess a CNX2 v2.26 will come during next days that support the 7K NEFs. ViewNX2 already supports the files what I've heard. Lightroom, Aperture, CameraRaw will follow, but that can take some time.

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sfbillm

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sfbillm Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jun 2004
Sun 17-Oct-10 02:15 PM

Nikon US lists Capture NX2 under 'Software' for the D7000, with no indication that a new version will be required. Has anyone got it (2.2.5) to work with D7000 NEFs in any version of Windows?

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savagetom

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#6. "RE: D7000 - What software will accept NEF files" | In response to Reply # 3

savagetom Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Jul 2007
Sun 17-Oct-10 06:12 PM

Quick update. ViewNX2 ver 2.0.2 on my wife's Windows XP laptop seems to work fine. I can look at D7000 NEFs in Image Viewer and make adjustments. Capture NX2 2.2.5 on her machine won't open D7000 NEFs, either.

I guess I need to jump over to a different forum to figure this Windows 7 64-bit issue out. View NX ver 1.5.2 (I think) was working fine before I upgraded.


Tom

wwt67

Warsaw, US
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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010
Sun 17-Oct-10 11:03 PM

CNX2 2.2.5 on my Vista computer will not open the NEF files.
However, Paint Shop Pro X2 WILL open the files and allow me to edit them. I don't know how accurate PSP reads the colors but the pics look very good to me.
I have to laugh because I'm probably the only one here that uses PSP.

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#8. "RE: D7000 - What software will accept NEF files" | In response to Reply # 7

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Mon 18-Oct-10 02:41 AM

PSP is good stuff. While I have PSP 12 installed, I use 9.x most of the time since it is the last version that preserves all the EXIF data in the JPGs.

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km6xz

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#9. "RE: D7000 - What software will accept NEF files" | In response to Reply # 7

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 18-Oct-10 05:53 AM

If you can edit the metadata with PaintShop Pro, open a file and change the camera model to D90, save it and try opening in Capture NX2, PS CS5 or Lightroom if you have any of these to see if it renders. I remember when I got the D90 nothing would open the RAW files so I used an editor to tel the program that it was a D300 and then the trial version of NX2 worked fine with it until a new version that recognized the model came out.
There might be too much difference in the sensor data to work however since it is 16mpx.
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