Nikon RAW...

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  1. EljayK004

    EljayK004 TPF Noob!

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    I'm a long time lurker and this is my first post. I picked up a D80 back in October and have been shooting Jpegs ever since. Frankly, for my use they work fine, however I'd like to try the whole RAW thing. I've shot a few and they don't come up on my computer. I have Elements 4, Infranview, and Windows Picture and Fax Viewer to veiw the pictures on. Do I have to buy Nikon Capture NX or is there another way? Is there a downloadable plugin for Elements or Pic. and Fax viewer? Thanks for the help. Great board here.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Your camera should have come with software to read the RAW files. There should be down loadable upgrades for Irfanview & Windows, to allow you to view the RAW files...but probably not to open them.
     
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    Nikon doesn't do that. They've been grilled about it often enough though. AFAIK only the D2X not even the D200 comes with Nikon Capture NX.

    You will need some program to handle the RAW files. Some common ones are:
    Adobe Camera RAW
    Adobe Lightroom
    Bibble Pro
    Helicon Filter
    Silkypix
    DxO Optics Pro
    Silverfast DCPro v
    LightZone
    Raw Therapee
    ACDSee Pro
     
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    I believe Nikon has it's own RAW converter and I thought it could be done with the Picture-Project software that comes withthe camera.
     
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    go to nikon's website and download the program necessary for handling raw files.

    i use only raw files and use nikon editor of dealing with them.

    piscas2 will handle raw files, and it is free.
     
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    Well, I tried downloading the plugins for Infranview and it still doesn't work. I also tried downloading Nikon View at it doesn't work either. Anyone have a direst link for something to download, or something like that? Thanks for all the help, so far.

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    If you go to adobes website and download there raw plug in version3.7 elements 4 will be able to open them
     
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    +1
     
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    google's Picasa2 works for RAW also, plus it's free :)
     
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