I just got back from shooting a couple thousand bull riding images. I shot jpg and Raw at the same time. I then stored them on my Epson P5000. My problem is trying to find the easiest way to download the Raw files. The software I have is a sample version of Nikon Capture NX2 (I have used it little and so far I hate it), I have PS Elements 6 and PS CS. What is the best way for me to handle this? Should I buy the new CS3 or whatever is out there now or what? What is everyone else doing with D3 Raw files? I'm getting really frustrated with programs telling me they can't handle the NEF files. In the meantime I have to get these bull riding pics edited and out in a hurry! Does anyone have any suggestions? I need help fast! Thanks Again! P.S. I love Nikonians! It is so nice to have people to ask for help!
I have a couple of the Epson P2000 units and assume the P5000 is a higher capacity model, correct?
The P2000 has a mini USB port on one end that can be plugged into a USB port on a desktop system. The P2000 then appears as "EPSON-PV" drive on the desktop. From there, files can be copied in either direction. I assume the P5000 has similar capability?
If you have copies of Elements 6.0 and CS, you should be able to download the latest RAW Plugin from Adobe for each of them which will contain the module necessary to open D3 RAW files.
Every time a new RAW capable camera appears, it requires its own, unique RAW software module to open its files as every camera's RAW files are different. In addition to different manufacturer's cameras having different RAW file formats, every camera within a given line (Nikon, et al) has a different RAW format.
Hope this helps a bit.
HBB in Phoenix, Arizona
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Hey, Thanks a bunch! I got the plugin and used it with PS 6 and it worked great. Now, I have another problem, I edited a whole bunch of nef files, not paying attention to the format that it was saving them in. It saved them in PSD files. The problem is I'm trying to upload them to my website which doesn't take psd files. Is there a way that I can select all of the files and convert them to another format all at one time or do I have to do it individually? Does anyone know? What program can I use for this? Thanks again for all the help from everyone. I did get some good shots and would like to get them on the net! Donna
I have lightroom, CS3 and recently got Capture NX.. Lightroom seems to blow the socks of NX for speed of processing multiple images. I use it for quickly processing sports images, Select-load-crop-adjust-convert-to-Jpeg-Load-to-WEB-Cup-of-Coffee..
Reckon its worth downloading a trial version of lightroom !