Please Help!!! I just purchased my D4 and used it in several grad shoots, as well as some sport shoots. When I tried to load my pictures onto my computer, they loaded-but only showed up with the little ".nef icon". Then when I tried to open them into my editing program (CS3), I was given an error message, saying the program couldn't read my file because it was the wrong format. Someone had suggested that my computer was too old to be able to read the new XQD cards - so I tried it in my brand new laptop, and received the same error message. Does anyone have any ideas as to what's going on???
#1. "RE: XQD Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 0SRFast Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Mon 04-Jun-12 04:13 PM | edited Mon 04-Jun-12 04:14 PM by SRFast
It's not the hardware, it's the software. Try updating your CS3 with the latest ACR from the Adobe site.
Hope this helps...JL
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#2. "RE: XQD Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 0JackJohnson Registered since 04th Jan 2012Mon 04-Jun-12 04:48 PM | edited Mon 04-Jun-12 05:01 PM by JackJohnson
You have to buy or use a trial version of Photoshop CS5, CS5.5 or CS6.
Adobe camera raw 6.7 or 7.1 does not function with earlier versions of Photoshop, including CS4 and earlier which is the same as Photoshop version 11 and earlier.
There are other options to open the files including using Nikon's software that's is supplied with the D4. Also, you can use the Adobe DNG converter to make the NEF into a DNG file which I believe that you can then open in your old version of Photoshop CS3.
The DNG converter is available on Adobe's website. Of course, there is other software that can convert your NEFs into an easier to handle format including Aperture and Adobe Lightroom 4.1 which are less expensive than Photoshop though they do some of the same things.
Make sure you read the system requirements before you buy new software.
#3. "RE: XQD Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 0Leonard62 Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Tue 05-Jun-12 10:26 AM
Every time you purchase a newly released camera body always check for the latest raw converter that supports it. CS3 does not support the latest converter for the D4. In that case you need to upgrade to CS5 and the latest converter. Generally Adobe lags behind Nikon in adding new models to their software. When that is the case I install Nikon's View NX2 which will always support the new bodies and is free and included with the body, followed by Nikon's Capture NX2.
In the case of CS3 I had to upgrade my Mac to a Intel processor computer and to CS5 as CS3 no longer supported the older Mac processors or my D3X.
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#4. "RE: XQD Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 3JECoutre Nikonian since 02nd Jan 2008Tue 05-Jun-12 11:38 AM
Keep in mind that Adobe has changed their update policy going forward. Only one earlier version will qualify for upgrade pricing after Aug 30 (?) of this year. The new version of Photoshop is CS6. Both CS6, CS 5.5, and CS 5 all have ACR compatible D4 and D800/D800E file interpreters.
The D4 is great, enjoy yours.