Today for the first time I used my new D300 I set the menu to NEF Raw which is what I used with my D70 (god rest it's soul). Normally when I click on the downloaded NEF files they open in my version of CS2 which then can be opened in photoshop. Todays shoot was wonderful and when I went to open the files I get 'Could not complete your request because photoshop does not recognize this type of file' I see thumbnails on my computer (Mac G5) and the size of file is 14.6 mb I have tried everything PicturePerfect shows them as thumbnails as well. What have I done wrong? I should be working on them 3 hours ago? Help please.....Terry
You will need to use the free Nikon download of Nikon View NX or update your software. Acobe has ACR, Adobe Camera Raw, plugins that will add the Nikon D300 to Creative Suite 4, PhotoShop 4, and PhotoShop Elements 6. You can use Nikon View NX to convert the NEF to Jpg.
Thanks guys so I really need to spend even more money with Adobe in order to use the D300 to the Max. Even the JPEG solution is not the reason that I bought an expensive (well to me it is). Thank you anyway. Great site with nice people. Cheers
To all of you I just wanted to say thank you for all your help, the downloads that you alerted me too have done the job. Still have to find the money for CS4 but hey worse things happen at sea. Regards to you all Terry