I took some pictures of people for various Easter activities last Sunday and I cannot interpret the results.
When I open the files in CNX2 (latest version):
1. The files looked fine in the camera's LCD display. 2. The thumbnails look fine in the browser. 3. When I open files (not all but some) from the NX2 browser, I get a strange multicolor banding running from the left hand side of the shot to the right.
I have attached a small JPEG save of the view from CNX2.
When I open the file in VNX2, the 1/2 size display is fine until I touch any kind of compensation or adjustment setting -- then I get the same banding result.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of issue? Do I have a camera settings issue? A file transfer issue? A software settings issue?
If you haven't reused the cards since the reformat, don't -- at least not until you have tried one of the file recovery programs against those cards. There are a number of these programs available free on the internet. I don't have names, but a search should find them easily enough. I tried one once and was surprised at how well it worked. Another alternative would be to extract the thumbnails and use them. You might get half-way decent small prints from these, at least good enough to keep your wife from going ballistic. Unfortunately, I don't know how to do this, but I have read other posts that talk about it. Maybe someone else can tell you how to do it. Good luck!
I think I have a similar problem - at least it is a problem about shots took at Easter. Got a Lumix GX1 for travel later in April, and my normal process is take the SD card, put it in the card reader, and Nikon Transfer opens up automatically. Well, they all transfered ok, I think, but when I tried to open them up with NC2.3.4, I got the following error message and I dont know what it means or how to fix it:
Cannot load file: XXX/Lumix Easter 13 03_26_2013-011/P1000108_1698.JPG Invalid color format. The file format is not supported.
Is this possibly a menu issue or does Capture NX2 only work with nikon files (that can't possibly be the answer!!) Can anyone weather a guess?
Sure would like to use NCNX2 on the UTPW4! Thanks Mary
If it turns out that the problem was the card reader (or cable?) and not the cards themselves, there may still be hope for the images. Even though you reformat a card, an image recovery program can still recover images from it. Reformatting in the camera doesn't erase the images, it only overwrites the file directory - so the images are still intact until you capture more images and (potentially) overwrite the image files.
If it turns out that it is the card that is faulty, then as far as I know there is nothing you can do to save the images.