Can anybody tell me why and how files in NEF format from scanners are different from NEF files from cameras?
How do you know where a .NEF file came from?
It is tantalizing to think that my Super Cool Scan 8000 would give me "raw" files, but they are not supported as such and Photoshop RAW does not recognize them.
Another question is if it is better to use the scanner's "analog" corrections as much as possible or do all corrections in PS?
Appreciate any info and help.
#1. "RE: NEF files from a scanner" | In response to Reply # 0bobj Charter MemberMon 30-Oct-06 12:21 AM
They are quite different.
Yes, adjusting the scan to at least be in the ballpark in the analog scanner controls will give you better results. In particular, increasing exposure in Photoshop will result in more grain showing since you will be increasing it as well.
#2. "RE: NEF files from a scanner" | In response to Reply # 1Mon 30-Oct-06 01:47 AM
Thanks for the prompt reply. Your website is wonderful and your explanations very clear and to the point.
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#4. "RE: NEF files from a scanner" | In response to Reply # 3bobj Charter MemberSat 04-Nov-06 01:11 AM
You'd have to try opening it with something. From the outside (the file name) you can't tell.