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"Teach" Windows how to open NEF files by download the codec from
http://nikonimglib.com/nefcodec/

You can also convert NEF to JPEG with Nikon ViewNX2 or Nikon CaptureNX2, available at
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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How to work on nef files and convert into jpeg files


There are several ways to open NEF files.

With the appropriate codec, Windows can open NEF files for viewing:
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13869

Recent versions of Adobe Camera RAW can open NEF files and allow you to work with them in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (this is not free software):
http://www.adobe.com

The free Nikon ViewNX2 can open NEF files and convert them to JPEG. Nikon CaptureNX2 allows you to work with the NEF files directly, though this is also not free software:
http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/61

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The Nikon NEF Plug-in for Photoshop

(In Windows, search "plug" to find "P2_NEFPlugin_En.pdf" in the NikonPictureProjectReferenceManual folder. You should have copied this manual to your HD from your PictureProject CD when you installed PictureProject.)

D40x NEF Photoshop Plugin -

file: "Nikon NEF Plugin LE.8bi"

Search Windows for "*.8bi"

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  • **Note: before you uninstall PictureProject back up all of you NEF files.

    "Installing the Nikon NEF Plug-in

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