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Hawfinch

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Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Mon 23-Apr-12 08:23 PM

My Adobe Elements doesn’t support D800 RAW files so I installed the software that came with the camera (ViewNX2). The problem I have is that when I open a NEF file in viewnx2 and click on the EDIT icon, nothing happens……..I don’t get any editing options. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

Thanks Dave

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Jimi

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#1. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 0

Jimi Team Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2006
Mon 23-Apr-12 07:25 PM

You can try downloading the DNG converter here http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/cameraraw6-7.html

I think you can convert your D800 raw to dng then open in Elements. Worth a try but I'd save the raw file for future use if you want.

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Hawfinch

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#2. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 1

Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Tue 24-Apr-12 06:15 PM

Thanks for the link Jim. I've downloaded and tried it out and it does work. I converted tghe files and Elements will accept the DNG files.

I've not looked at the converter closely but when I used it it looked like you had to convert all NEF files in a folder rather than being able to select individual files.

Dave

PS Still can't work out why ViewNX2 won't bring up editing options when selecting the EDIT icon. i've asked Nikon but it's probably me just being thick!

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gkaiseril

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#3. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 23-Apr-12 08:02 PM | edited Mon 23-Apr-12 08:11 PM by gkaiseril

You need CS 6.

Why doesn’t my version of Photoshop or Lightroom support my camera?

Camera Raw plug-in | Supported cameras entry for D800 - &&

Footnote && - These cameras are supported in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0, but not in Camera Raw 7.0. These cameras will be supported in the next dot release of Camera Raw 7.

Camera Raw-compatible Adobe applications shows the last ACR plug-in version for PS Elements 10 is 6.6 but the last ACR version listed is 6.7, so PS Elements 10 can not be updated further.

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mikesrc

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#4. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 3

mikesrc Registered since 03rd May 2009
Wed 25-Apr-12 09:42 AM

Do you have the lastest version of ViewNX2? I just brought mine up and the edit works perfect.

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Hawfinch

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#5. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 4

Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Wed 25-Apr-12 04:31 PM

Hi, yes, nikon sent me latest version. I open a RAW file and select the EDIT icon which highlights and a panel opens up on the right hand side which gives details of the image but no panel of edit options. Do I need to select another option or icon?

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walk43

Pennsylvania, US
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#6. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 5

walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Wed 25-Apr-12 07:56 PM

Dave,

Go to the home page and in the upper left is a edit button...click on it. Then when the pic opens on the upper right is a small bar that says 'adjustments'. Click on that. The editing tools are in there when it drops down.

Dan
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Hawfinch

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#7. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 6

Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Thu 26-Apr-12 05:49 PM

Aha!! There it is. I looked at the ADJUSMENT tag but didn't see that there was a drop down menu as well as the options to the right of it.

Thanks a lot for that.................Dave

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Hawfinch

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#8. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 6

Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Sun 29-Apr-12 12:39 PM

Now that have a tool to open and edit RAW files I've had a little play. Think if I continue to shhot RAW I'm going to have to upgrade my PC as the files are so large that it takes an age to edit and, to be honest, I don't really see much, if any, improvement on IQ between RAW and JPEG (perhaps I would if I printed at A3 but on the screen I don't see it.

Anyone else got any views on pros/ cons of these EAW files?

Thanks Dave

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#9. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 8

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Sun 29-Apr-12 12:55 PM

Raw files give you significantly more options in how you can edit your files, including white balance, sharpening, contrast, color profiles, highlight and shadow recovery, etc. Many of those will translate into an improved image. A side benefit is that you'll spend less time while shooting having to think about what's the best color profile or contrast setting to use for a given image (along with all the dial twiddling).

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Hawfinch

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#10. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 9

Hawfinch Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jun 2010
Sun 29-Apr-12 12:58 PM

Thanks for the advice Rick. I'll have another go when I get the PC upgraded. Dave

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walk43

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#11. "RE: Editing D800 RAW files" | In response to Reply # 0

walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Wed 25-Apr-12 10:56 AM

Hi Dave,

I finally did a 'RAW' pic to see if I had similar problems. I loaded ViewNX2..version 2.3.0. I dragged a raw image onto my desktop and lcicked to open it. The applications were listed and ViewNX2 was not one of them. So I added ViewNX2 to my list of available apps and when back to my desktop. I clicked on the RAW image file and it opened just fine.

Dan
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