problem with NEF RAW

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  1. wgp1987

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    i wanted to check out some photos i took at work with the nikon d5000 and photoshop wont recognize the files. what can i do? is there a download for it or am i doin something wrong?
     
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    What version of Photoshop? I know older versions of Photoshop like CS3 don't support newer Canon's like the 5D Mark II. You have to buy CS4.
     
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    you need to update camera raw to version 5.3
     
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    itznfb is correct. I was using CS2 and was able to open NEF files. Do a software update and you should see a difference.
     
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    Update your Camera RAW plugin to the newest version that your version of Photoshop allows. If your PS is compatible with the ACR v5.x plugings (PS/CS4) then thats all you need to do. If you are using an older version of PS that only works with the v2.x (PS/CS), v3.x (PS/CS2), or v4.x (PS/CS3) then it won't read the newest NEF files, like those from your D5000, directly. You have two choices:

    1. Upgrade you PS to CS4
    2. Download and use the newest version of Adobe's free DNG Converter.

    The DNG Converter is a standalone application that leverages an inbuilt version of Camera RAW to translate your RAW/NEF files into RAW/DNG files. The DNG versions are still RAW files and will open in the older versions of PS back to PS/CS (provided it has ACR v2.2 or higher, v2.4 recommended).

    The DNG Converter has a batch mode so you can convert a whole folder of files in a single operation.
     
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    do you think ill have a problem if i have a bootleg version? i have cs3
     
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    No
     
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    OMG. Are you seriously airing that out here you friggin' idiot?
     
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    And that's one of the reasons why Photoshop costs so much for those of us who pay for it.

    Congrats, you just got promoted to the ignore list.
     
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    actually that has nothing to do with the reason why it's expensive. however it's pretty stupid to admit to pirating software.
     
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    wtf? my friend put it on my computer. he had original discs but he only gave me photoshop ... nothing else from adobe. if he paid for it there is no crime? sorry for wording it that way. to me its bootleg tho lol
     

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