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Member Since 24 Mar 2016
Offline Last Active May 08 2016 12:30 PM

d7200 raw file format and editing software

24 March 2016 - 03:01 PM

I've had a d7000 for a few years and started out using NX2 to edit and convert RAW (NEF) to jpg. That was fine for a while but I wanted to add watermarks mostly and went to Corel paintshop Pro to avoid the ongoing fees of PS. That was a bit better and fine as well although a bit cumbersome really. I just upgraded (yesterday) to a D7200 and took it out to try some shots and see what it could do. To my horror the shots looked awful in Paintshop x7. They were washed out and flat with a red tinge and not crisp at all either, like looking at them through a hazy pink filter or something. I shot jpg as well so loaded those from the card direct. They were fine. I also found the NEF files looked fine in NX2 BUT I could not edit them. Even cropping just got me a blank screen and 'unsupported file type' message. Nikon's file in Nikon's program?!


Ok writing this I had a thought. What about transferring straight from the card/reader instead of patch cable from the camera as I always did with the 7000. Tried that and they looked fine. Problem with this is navigating to the folder I want to save them too becomes a bit more arduous. The other thing is doing the same with NX2 still tells me unsupported file type even directly off the card. 

Can anyone shed some light for me. I read somewhere of an inability to transfer files with a cable. I'm guessing that is only NEF files. Oddly the card transfers seem slower than the cable transfers even with the d7000 (I did 500 the other day so tried the card). Not just slow for a huge batch but each image was taking quite a while then I was used to with patch cable. Can anyone shed some light. BTW my NX2 is the latest version available. Thanks.