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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 3:32:45 AM

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I am trying to extract RAW (NEF) files off of a Nikon D70. Using the
Nikon Capture Editor (4.1.3), and asking it to open directly in photoshop,
or to save it first as a TIFF, then opening it with PS 7 manually ...
either way, I get an error message from Photoshop that says

Could not open "C:\whatever\path\name\foobar.tif" because of
a problem with the file-format module interface.

I've never had any problems opening normal TIFF Files before with PS7,
so something about the file format, or save options needing to be massaged
from the Nikon software? Anyone seen this?

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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 9:54:44 AM

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Why are you messing around with Nikon Capture if you have Photoshop? Nikon
Capture's routine for exporting to PS is buggy and slow; the first time I
tried it I thought my computer had frozen.
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 8:25:34 PM

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In article <ybmdne3lr7yq4lDcRVn-rg@wavecable.com>,
christophercampbellNOSPAM@hotmail.com says...
> Why are you messing around with Nikon Capture if you have Photoshop? Nikon
> Capture's routine for exporting to PS is buggy and slow; the first time I
> tried it I thought my computer had frozen.

Runs fine speedwise on my computer, a dual processor Xeon. However, if
you know how to open a .NEF file with PS7, please let me know. As I
pointed out in the original post (perhaps not clearly enough) I tried
both direct, and exporting to TIFF and importing. Neither works. The
only thing that does work is to save the .NEF as JPG from Capture, then
reading that into Photoshop.

Surely there is supposed to be a way, I can't imagine everyone is
shooting JPG instead of RAW just because of some problem with
Photoshop?
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Anonymous
December 25, 2004 8:25:35 PM

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Randy Howard wrote:

> However, if
> you know how to open a .NEF file with PS7, please let me know.

My version of PS7 opens NEF files directly, and pops up a window that lets
me twiddle exposure compensation and white balance. As far as I know it's
just stock PS7 (Windows).
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 8:25:36 PM

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"Doug Payne" <dwpayne@ist.uwaterloo.ca> wrote in message
news:cqk8l8$pqa$1@rumours.uwaterloo.ca...
> Randy Howard wrote:
>
>> However, if
>> you know how to open a .NEF file with PS7, please let me know.
>
> My version of PS7 opens NEF files directly, and pops up a window that lets
> me twiddle exposure compensation and white balance. As far as I know it's
> just stock PS7 (Windows).
>
It's not. PS7 doesn't support Raw directly.

After installing PS, install Nikon View. Nikon view will install the raw
converter into PS.
Anonymous
December 25, 2004 8:25:37 PM

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Tom Scales wrote:
> "Doug Payne" <dwpayne@ist.uwaterloo.ca> wrote in message
>
>>My version of PS7 opens NEF files directly, and pops up a window that lets
>>me twiddle exposure compensation and white balance. As far as I know it's
>>just stock PS7 (Windows).
>>
>
> It's not. PS7 doesn't support Raw directly.
>
> After installing PS, install Nikon View. Nikon view will install the raw
> converter into PS.

Ah, well that explains it. Thanks. (Before I had NV, I didn't have a
camera that generated NEF, so I never had the chance to notice that PS7
did or didn't handle NEF files). Thanks.
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 11:28:29 AM

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Erik Persson <none@none.none> wrote:
> Jeremy Nixon wrote:
>
>> Well, aside from the sort of problems described, off the top of my head, it
>> isn't very stable; it has a terrible user interface that actually gets in the
>> way of doing things; it isn't as flexible or useful as Camera Raw; and it
>> installs a kernel extension (!) for copy protection, which is totally
>> unacceptable.
>
> Do you know what kind of kernel extensions for copy protection (and what
> kind of copy protection)?

PACE Anti-Piracy. http://www.paceap.com

--
Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com
January 7, 2005 2:39:54 PM

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A word of warning for those that have PhotoShop CS! Do NOT install
Nikon Capture, Nikon View, ACDSee7 - period. There is a RAW processor
you will see in PhotoShop CS but it will be limited if you install such
software, especially the Nikon stuff. If you already have installed the
Nikon software then you must find in your suite of Photoshop files [I
forget just which ones except they start with Nikon] and rename them so
they are no longer active. Then when you use PhotoShop CS it will give
you all the proper functions that you sort of get when you use the
"junky" Nikon software.

I bought a book entitled Camera Raw with Adobe Photoshop CS. When I got
home I realized that the flaky CS interface I had was nothing like what
was shown in the book. Like an idiot I took the book back saying it
obviously was "in error".

Then my step-son computer whiz came over. I told him what was "wrong"
and he immediately knew to junk the Nikon files. Anyway, it was then
back to Border's to rebuy the book. It's an excellent book [ISBN
0-321-27878-X] if you want full measure of what a properly running
PhotoShop CS can do with a RAW "NEF" [at least for D70 owners].

I believe there is a add-on to PhotoShop CS that is a free download
from the Adobe site if you got a version of CS that didn't come with
the RAW/NEF software plug-in. Anyway, it sure is nice once you get
things straightened out.

Tom
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 5:49:04 PM

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Thanks!

Jeremy Nixon wrote:

> Erik Persson <none@none.none> wrote:
>
>>Jeremy Nixon wrote:
>>
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 11:01:17 PM

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Tom <kodakfilm@gmail.com> wrote:

> A word of warning for those that have PhotoShop CS! Do NOT install
> Nikon Capture, Nikon View, ACDSee7 - period. There is a RAW processor
> you will see in PhotoShop CS but it will be limited if you install such
> software, especially the Nikon stuff.

You may have to install Nikin View or similar, though -- that is what
supplies the libraries that allow many third-party programs (not Adobe)
to use NEF files. iView MediaPro, for example, relies on the Nikon
libraries to directly support NEF files, I believe.

But yes, no matter what you do, you must remove that Nikon plug-in from
Photoshop. Also be aware that Nikon View, in its quest to silently ruin
your life, also inserts a background program that automatically runs at
system startup and stays running all the time -- and does so without
mentioning that it's doing so. It really is very unfortunate that you
have to install some of this software; Nikon makes good cameras, but
really, really, really, really bad software.

--
Jeremy | jeremy@exit109.com
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