Nikon’s warning over NEF files
Nikon has issued a warning about the possibility of Nikon NEF (RAW) files from newer cameras being corrupted by older versions of its software.
This could happen if you have a new Nikon D-SLR but you’re still the versions of Nikon Transfer and Nikon ViewNX that came with your old one. Nikon Transfer is a tool that transfers images from your digital camera to your computer, while Nikon ViewNX is an image browsing and editing tool for your photos.
The problem happens if you’re using old versions (v1.x) of these programs.
What you need to do is upgrade to the latest versions, which can be downloaded free from the Nikon website, or at least make sure that you install the software that came with your camera.
If you don’t use Nikon Transfer or Nikon ViewNX, there isn’t a problem. Many people use Windows Explorer or the Mac’s Finder to copy across photos to the computer, then browse and edit them with programs like Photoshop or Elements.
Don’t let this put you off shooting RAW files or using Nikon ViewNX 2. ViewNX 2 is a much more powerful tool than many people imagine. It doesn’t carry out basic image-enhancement functions – it can also convert NEF (RAW) files, allowing you to adjust the white balance, exposure compensation, Picture Control and more.
on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 10:55 am under News.
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