Desperately need help with .NEF

blausser

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Hello to everyone, I am new to htis website!

I have a Nikon D70 and am having a disaster of a time finding a good way to edit my photos. I was shooting in "Better" quality i.e. jpeg but I recently converted my memory card and started shooting in "Best" quality, otherwise known as the Nikon RAW format .NEF.

Traditional programs do not support NEF (such as photoshop). I recently bought PhotoImpact Pro 11 because it is supposed to work for NEF, but the program won't run properly. It keeps encountering a problem when the program is initializing (Message says "initializing u32raw.fio" and lists the problem as iedit.exe). I have spent 5 hours on the phone with their tech support and they can't figure out a solution. They claim the message means that a photo in "My Pictures" on the computer is corrupt, but we moved the photos out of this folder and the problem still persists.

Has anyone else had a problem finding a great editing program for NEF files? What do Nikon users use to edit their photos (besides the horrible Nikon PictureCapture that comes with the camera)?

Many Thanks!
 

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I use photoshop and it works fine, you may need to download the updates for the software you are using.
PS you can Shoot Best Jpg, or RAW
 

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One of my assistants shoots nef and it works just fine in both Lightroom and Photoshop.
I agree about the update thing. If that still doesn't work, you should have some software that came with your camera.
Hope that helps, and happy shooting!
 

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