Free RAW converting software?

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  1. Markw

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    Is there such a marvelous thing?

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    I did. it brought up a bunch of forums that I didnt feel like reading. I like the people here so much better. :hug:: :lol:

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    Yes. Nikon View NX is free and offers RAW conversion and basic adjustments like WB, Exposure comp, sharpness, etc..
     
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    Which offer better quality? I would think Nikon would be better, as it is Nikon, but you never really can be sure. I also have GIMP, so the misc. features arent of too much use to me (the more the better, though.)

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    Doesn't your camera come with software to convert raw to jpg?
     
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    Score! I just looked inside the box that my D90 came in and I found a Nikon Capture NX2 disc. I dont know what it does yet, but Im downloading it to my computer. Its a 60 day trial version file, but its better than nothing.

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    It would figure, now I cant figure out how to convert to JPG. Is it as simple as just saving it as JPEG instead of RAW after editing?

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    go to the camera site and you should find free software to download, i believe it is called nikon editor.
     
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    Ok, well I just saved the RAW file as JPG, and it worked, so I guess Ill keep doing that.

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    Picasa :)
     
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    That's it.

    I find Capture NX to be slow and a memory hog. The alternative to viewing the folder cache is to simply open the files individually, but then that defeats the purpose of a Lightroom/Photoshop replacement as this is meant to be.

    What I do like is it saves your JPEGS as you shot it, incamera edits and all - so you're not having to do any reedits in Photoshop.
     

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