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why nef pictures do not show unless i open viewnx 2


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fallout666

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why do i see what in this screen shot. also how do i change it so show picture with out having to open viewnx 2 to see picture. i would like nef show picture so i can see it with out having to open viewnx 2 to see what nef picture to look like

 

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Nef files are not a standardized image format. They are a Nikon proprietary file containing the data the camera captured.

You have two (possibly three) choices.

1.) Shoot jpeg.

2.) Get a Mac. MacOS has raw conversions built into the system.

3.) Look for a Windows extension that might offer raw conversion preview in Explorer windows, but dunno if one actually exists.

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Nikon NEF Codec worked up to 8.1 officially. I have no idea if it works on 10. I am not sure if you get previews in explorer or not as I haven't owned a windows box for many years.

 

Nikon | Download center | NEF Codec



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i have windows 7 so that  will not help too. 



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I wrote "up to 8.1", 7 is included in that if you bother to follow the link.



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The NEF codec does indeed work with Windows 7. I have it installed on my Windows 7 work station. It may also work on Windows 10... I have a windows 10 laptop that doesn't get much use. I believe I installed it on that machine when I installed Nikon's NX-D software. Next time I boot it up, I'll check.

 

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just weird that i can not see true picture and only get that i tried the link you gave me and still show nef file with out true picture. so still wants me to open with viewnx 2 to see true picture. not sure why does not do like for jpg pictures.