I'm using Photoshop 7.01 and it will not open RAW images shot with my D700. It says the file is the wrong type. I set Photoshop to open RAW files but it does not appear to recognize NEF RAW files. How can I make Photoshop open these files?
I believe that the RAW converter plug-in for the D700 has not been officially released, but I have been informed by someone in Adobe tech support that the RAW plug-in 4.5 will open those files (possibly because of the great similarity between it and the D3). I can confirm this is true for CS3, which works fine opening the files from my D700 on my older, non-Intel iMac. I don't believe that RAW 4.5 will function on any Photoshop version earlier than CS2 (or maybe even CS3!). Check Adobe's site for more info.
This might not be completly true. The D70s creates the same RAW file as a D70 except the camera model name is different and computers being as rigid as they are sees the string "D70s" as being different from the string "D70". It is one character longer, and that difference alone was enough to prevent the opening of the D70s NEF file by any photo editor. And bclaff created a small utility program to change the string "D70s" to read "D70". But if you are going to play this game, you better know what you are doing and fully understand the differences between the shooting options and recording of RAW files. This is especially true with the 14 bit mode.
You have a very old version of Photoshop. I recommend updating it, but if you have an old copy of ACR installed on your system, you can convert the D700 NEFs to DNGs and then open them up using that old version of ACR. You'll be missing a huge number of added features, which is why I recommend updating to CS3, but you can do it. You can download the DNG conversion tool from the Adobe website.
Since Camera Raw and DNG support the same cameras, the D700 is not supported by the current ACR, Adobe Camera Raw, and DNG converter both dated July 18, 2008. Digital camera raw file support. I would expect the next version of ACR and DNG will support the D700. In the mean time cosider using the software provided with the camera to read NEF and convert to Tiff or Jpeg.
Thu 21-Aug-08 12:46 AM | edited Thu 21-Aug-08 12:50 AM by walkerr
That's a surprise to many of use who have been using ACR 4.5 to convert their D700 images, including me. It works just fine, and there's no hack required.
Since it uses the same core raw conversion software, LR 2.0 also works great with the D700.
If you look at Adobe's boards, they say they're providing "informal" support, which just means they weren't able to run this ACR version through the full test process, but it works, and I've found no issues to date.