Alright, so I am new at this and you guessed it...I have some questions. I recently got a new Nikon D200 with a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR. I read the manual this past week and I started to take some shots in RAW. I now have them loaded on my computer as NEF files. I initially wanted to load some pics on here to ask how to take some better shots because I am having issues with taking photos of my dogs running around outside. Then I thought I could try editing them a bit in Gimp but the files are very tiny in Gimp and they don't open in "My Documents/Pictures". How do I convert them to JPEGs? And if I do so, am I still able to edit them? I tried finding the answers in the manual but no luck. I know its frustrating when a newbie doesn't read the manual and asked 'dumb' questions. ***Regarding the questions about taking some shots of my dogs outside---I started taking some photos inside (portraits and such) and I thought it was going well. Then I went outside and I felt like it was a whole new ball game. And maybe my lens isn't sufficient enough for these type of photos. I don't know. It got me frustrated... Anywhoo...thats why I am here...for some answers. I was all excited to post some pics too but now I am coming here because...yes...I admit it...I don't know what I am doing. :blushing: Hopefully you guys can help me.