I searched but didn't see any mention regarding white balance.
is it encrypted still or can you work with it directly in Photoshop now?
#1. "RE: D200 and white balance?" | In response to Reply # 0fotoman91 Registered since 02nd Jan 2004Fri 04-Nov-05 12:09 AM
I read recently that Nikon has given the green light to Adobe to fully support D2X NEF files, so I would assume the D200 would follow suit. There are others here who would be better qualified to give a more complete answer on this topic. I'd also like to know details concerning this issue: is what I read recently about the D2X and Adobe Camera Raw support correct?
#3. "RE: D200 and white balance?" | In response to Reply # 1BJNicholls Charter MemberFri 04-Nov-05 03:11 AM
Nikon provided a new SDK (software developer kit) that only decodes the white balance information. Previously, any software developer who wanted white balance info had to use a Nikon SDK that handled all the demosiacing of the raw data. That didn't fly since it would mean using Nikon's slow conversion engine and not being able to touch the raw data to offer real conversion alternatives.
So ACR now honors NEF encrypted white balance info but still uses Adobe's conversion processes. I hope Nikon hasn't messed with D200 NEF to create a new proprietary barrier. There are more camera settings in the D200 that can only be honored using Nikon Capture, but that's just more of the same.
#4. "RE: D200 and white balance?" | In response to Reply # 0
Does anyone know for sure if the current ACR 3.2 uses the Nikon mini-SDK? If so, WB should already not be a problem for PS users shooting with the existing cameras (and presumably we'll soon get a D200-compatible version).
However, it will be interesting to see if Nikon changes the encryption algorithm in the D200 NEFs - if they switch to something more 'secure', it'll be bad news for (e.g.) all the dcraw-based software that doesn't (or can't) use even the mini-SDK (which will not be compatible with all licenses, operating systems, or development tools), and for photographers concerned about the implications of closed proprietary formats for things like long-term image archiving. If, on the other hand, the algorithm (which Nikon knows has been cracked) remains unchanged, it might indicate that they aren't going any further down this ill-advised road.