Cannot open RAW .NEF Files in PSP?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Denny B, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    How do you open Nikon RAW .NEF files in
    Paint Shop Pro version 9. I have read the
    PSP help info for "Raw from camera", applied
    all the settings, still cannot open the .NEF
    files. When I select the folder that contain
    the RAW files and select a .NEF file and click
    open a box pops up stating, " The specified
    file cannot be identified as a supported type"

    In the list of files in PSP v9 .NEF files is listed
    and also checked but I cannot open them.

    Will somebody kindly help with this problem.

    Thank you in advance.

    Denny B
    Denny B, Mar 6, 2007
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  2. You need to download the Nikon NEF plug-in from the Adopbe website.
    Dennis Pogson, Mar 6, 2007
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  3. Denny B

    Ed Ruf Guest

    No, you need the 8-bit NEF plugin that was at least part of Picture
    Project. At least in the "old days" the plugin provided with
    NikonView was 16 bit and since PSP9 only works with 8bit jpegs it was
    not compatible. So look for the plugin on the CD supplied with your
    camera. It would have helped for you to actually mention which one
    that is, as the NEF files are different and you will need one which
    supports your particular model. Also note only the VERY most basic
    adjustments are supported by this plugin. So by using this in
    association with PSP9 you are losing a fair bit of the added advantage
    of shooting raw, imo.
    Ed Ruf ()
    Ed Ruf, Mar 6, 2007
  4. Denny B

    Denny B Guest

    I just checked an have an unopened Nikon PictureProject 1.5
    will this have the 8-bit NEF plugin? If it is on the CD where
    do I have to install the 8-bit NEF file in PSP, if so how do I do it.

    It would have helped for you to actually mention which one
    My camera is a Nikon D70s

    Also note only the VERY most basic

    Denny B
    Denny B, Mar 6, 2007
  5. Denny B

    tomm42 Guest

    You didn't say what camera this is for . If it is for a recent Nikon
    release it always takes a little while to get the RAW converters up
    and running. Nikon doesn't provide info for the 3rd party RAW
    converter software. Corel should have an update soon. One problem you
    may have is that the latest converter software from Corel may not be
    compatible with an older copy of PSP, check with Corel.
    Nikon View is a stand alone program that will open the NEFs from your
    camera. Not a great program but until you can get a plug in for your
    software it will do in a pinch.

    tomm42, Mar 6, 2007
  6. Denny B

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Ahhh, just had a version recall. I was thinking about PSP8, the last I
    used, which had no native raw support. PSP( added some rudimentary
    support by itself and should have been bundled with RSE as well iirc.
    But either may require an update to worth with the D70s and RSE is now
    no longer available. You could try temporarily installing PP which
    should install the plugin, As I gave up using PSP at v 8 and moved to
    PSE and PS, I don't have where it installs plugins.
    Ed Ruf ()
    Ed Ruf, Mar 6, 2007
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