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User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3954 posts, RR: 18
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

Hello all,

When I convert a Nikon NEF file to standard RAW format using Adobe DNG Converter, the image is cropped slightly when opened in Photoshop. I.e. the extremities of the original image are lost. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks,

Peter 


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User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

Why bother doing this at all?

Photoshop can process NEF files.



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User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3954 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

Quoting viv (Reply 1):
Photoshop can process NEF files.

My Photoshop can't.



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Quoting viv (Reply 1):
Why bother doing this at all?

Photoshop can process NEF files.

  


User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3954 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 3747 times:

I guess my version is obsolete.


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 3742 times:

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 4):
I guess my version is obsolete.

What version? I am using CS4 but CS2 still has ACR.


User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Quoting viv (Reply 1):
Why bother doing this at all?

Photoshop can process NEF files.
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 5):
What version? I am using CS4 but CS2 still has ACR.

Perhaps you two were unaware of the fact that Adobe does not retroactively update its previous versions of Camera Raw when adding new camera profiles. I guess it's a sneaky way for Adobe to force you to buy the latest version of Photoshop if you want to use a newer camera. Let's say for example Peter is using a D7000. In this case, the D7000 is only supported by ACR version 6.3 or higher. ACR 6.3 in turn can only be used with CS5, and not with CS4, CS3, etc... The only way around this (other than buying CS5) is to convert his .nef files to .dng which can be opened with any version of ACR/Photoshop.

Peter, to your original question, I have never encountered this problem before. Is there nothing in the converter settings that might allow for the full file size to be retained? Perhaps the issue is when opening up the .dng in ACR rather than the actual conversion process to .dng itself? If you want, you can send me a file, and I'll see if I come up with the same results.


User currently offlineckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 745 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Have a look at this

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/contents/DNG-Recover-Edges.shtml

It may explain - and solve - the problem you're having.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 6):
Perhaps you two were unaware of the fact that Adobe does not retroactively update its previous versions of Camera Raw when adding new camera profiles. I guess it's a sneaky way for Adobe to force you to buy the latest version of Photoshop if you want to use a newer camera. Let's say for example Peter is using a D7000. In this case, the D7000 is only supported by ACR version 6.3 or higher. ACR 6.3 in turn can only be used with CS5, and not with CS4, CS3, etc... The only way around this (other than buying CS5) is to convert his .nef files to .dng which can be opened with any version of ACR/Photoshop.

Or you can just obtain an image converter for free or very cheap that handles .NEFs. You can edit and convert to TIFF or JPEG or anything else but RAW and open in any version of PS.


User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3954 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Quoting ckw (Reply 7):

That does sound like the problem I'm having - I'll try that program. Thanks Colin.

Peter 



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User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3954 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

A working link to that littlie program is here:

http://indigophotographic.com/forum/...622e7c8f3c9b23f9b67&showtopic=3236

And it does work!

Quote:
Recovered 142.8 thousand edge pixels from xxx.dng

This translates to 14 pixels in width, and 9 in height. Not a lot, but it can make a difference in some cases, and it's a very quick step.

Thanks a million, Colin!   



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User currently offlinejohnmiller From South Africa, joined Mar 2006, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

Easy; Stop shooting RAW entirely.

User currently offlinespencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

Providing you nail the exposure to within workable limits and assuming you'll never sell a TIFF then yeah, I'd agree with you John. But I actually love working with RAW files; the amount of non destructiveness in the editing process is quite remarkable.
Spence



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