Solved

What software could I use to open an .NEF file?

Posted on 2004-08-12
2
3,172 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
What software could I use to open an .NEF file?
I try to open it with Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.. it seems that the picture so small...
I get this file from a photo studio.. which they help me to take photo using a digi cam and save it as this format...
I dun have the digi cam softawre..
thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Cola78
2 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 11784945
NEF is nikon's image format but otherwise known as RAW. Photoshop can open RAW files as long as you have the right plugin. You can get the plugin at http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/cameraraw.html
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
jbrucejr earned 50 total points
ID: 11816049
Cola78

weed is correct,  .NEF is the raw image file format from a Nikon Digital camera.

You can see the small picture, because you are seeing the thumbnail that is stored with the raw file.

Now for the good news (if you do not have Photoshop to use the plugin with) there is a freeware program to view them with.

Here is a link:
http://www.irfanview.com/index.htm

ifranview supports a TON of image formats - and .NEF is one of them.

I looked for a long time and this is the only one that I have found.

I have a couple of Nikon digitals and now have View and Capture - Nikon software just for files from thier cameras.

Hope this helps.

John
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Easy responsive table out of existing table 28 62
Fulfillment API php code sample 1 72
Unexpected End of File 11 54
certificate error on website only in internal network 24 63
When it comes to write a Context Sensitive Help (an online help that is obtained from a specific point in state of software to provide help with that state) ,  first we need to make the file that contains all topics, which are given exclusive IDs. …
Although a lot of people devote their energy toward marketing for specific industries, there are some basic principles that can be applied to any sector imaginable. We’ll look at four steps to take and examine how those steps were put into action fo…
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question