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Nikon D200 RAW (NEF) Files Only Work In PS CS2?  
User currently offlineJakbar From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 442 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

Having recently upgraded to this amazing camera and taken some initial pictures, I was surprised to find that Photoshop CS would not recognize the D200's Nikon NEF file (it works fine for my D100 NEF files). At first when I tried to open a D200 NEF file in CS it said something like "disk error". I downloaded the most up to date version of the Adobe Camera Raw file for CS, and made sure to disable to the Nikon-equivalent plugins for CS (which can sometimes cause the ACR to only appear as a very limited tool in CS instead of appearing in its full glory), but then I got a different message essentially telling me that the NEF file was the "wrong" file type. After much research on the internet, including on Adobe's website, I have concluded that the only way to edit a D200 NEF file in Photoshop is to upgrade to CS2, which includes the newest version of Adobe Camera Raw that supports the D200. Can anyone who is shooting with a D200 confirm or otherwise comment upon my situation?

On a related note, I also found that the version of Nikon View that I was using in connection with my D100 to transfer files from memory cards to the computer, and to view those photos graphically in a directory format on the computer, appears to not recognize the D200 NEF files either. The image transfer crashed every time when I tried to transfer the D200 NEF files to the computer. Is there an equivalent new program that works the same as my version of Nikon View and would be compatible with the D200 NEF files? I don't really care for the Nikon Picture Perfect program that came with my D200, and would prefer not to have to use it.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Josh

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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6906 times:
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Hi Josh!

You'll have to get the newest version of Nikon View from the Nikon website; be aware that you'll have to create a user account first. It's all free though.
After installation it works exactly as the older version; open NEF files with NV and save them to a Photoshop recognizable format (TIFF or JPEG).

Thierry



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6890 times:

You can download the newest ver. of NikonView here:
http://www.nikonusa.com/software/view/win/en/NV627.zip

For PS to open up the D200 NEFs you'll need the latest version of ACR which only works with CS2.

Mike


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6820 times:

See Josh... thats why we shoot Canon up here at YYZ!!

Great Pic that have been coming through the "q" in the past little while!

G



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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks ago) and read 6799 times:

I use Nikon Capture (paid $99) to what I call "pre-edit" the pictures and judge them on sharpness, color and white balance and do some RAW adjustments. Then I just right click an say "Edit in Photoshop" and it automagically converts the picture to TIFF and it opens in CS2. Never downloaded anything.

Roel.



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User currently offlineGAWZU From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 235 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

Hi Josh,

I have a D70 and use Jasc (now Corel) Paint Shop Pro v9 to open and edit all my NEFs. It handles them no problem at all. It cost me £42 to buy last autumn and has never failed me.

I've never used Photoshop, I'm PSP born and bread unfortunately, but I'd certainly recommend v9 as a possible alternative.

That said, I've got a D80 on order and am now hoping that PSP doesn't encounter the same problem that you describe with an 'updated' NEF format!

Adam


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6763 times:

To get back to the real question: out of the box only CS2 of all Adobe products will yet recognise D200 NEF.
But you can patch many other PS versions to do so by upgrading Adobe Camera Raw to version 3.3 or newer (which you can download from Adobe).

Or you can use the software that came with the camera or one of the 3rd party RAW converters to do the conversion.

Quoting GAWZU (Reply 5):
I have a D70 and use Jasc (now Corel) Paint Shop Pro v9 to open and edit all my NEFs. It handles them no problem at all.

D70 NEF is different from D200 NEF.

Quoting Mikephotos (Reply 2):
you'll need the latest version of ACR which only works with CS2.

wrong. supposed to also work with other versions. I know for a fact it works with Elements 4 for example as that's what I use, and Elements 4 is based on CS (1).



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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6738 times:

Quoting Jwenting (Reply 6):
wrong. supposed to also work with other versions. I know for a fact it works with Elements 4 for example as that's what I use, and Elements 4 is based on CS (1).

I was only referring to Photoshop, not Elements or the likes. I wasn't aware that you could easily patch older versions of PS to work with the new ACR which handles D200 NEFs, so I upgraded. I know I tried to use the new ACR with my old PS versions and couldn't get it to work back when I first got the D200, maybe they've "fixed" that nowadays.

Mike


User currently offlineBillsville From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6695 times:

I have the latest version of the Adobe RAW plugin running in PSE3 and works just fine with D200 RAW.

User currently offlineDC3 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 50 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6676 times:

Quoting Gmonney (Reply 3):
ee Josh... thats why we shoot Canon up here at YYZ!!

But....Photoshop CS doesn't recognise the new RAW formats (CR2) used in the 30D or the 5D, either. Having said that, Canon are generous enough to include a RAW converter with the cameras.

Chris


User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6669 times:

Quoting DC3 (Reply 9):
Having said that, Canon are generous enough to include a RAW converter with the cameras.

Nikon do too. But they charge 99$ for the Capture NX software which has more functions.



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