Re: [Gimp-user] Nikon .nef Images

While not disagreeing, yes the UFRaw plugin will convert .NEF images & that is what I use.

It works in two ways, either I run UFRaw, open the file and when I have chosen colour balance, exposure 
correction etc. it opens Gimp; or I open the file in GIMP, which opens UFRaw first & I then proceed much as 

In an ideal world we would have a Gimp that processed the deeper bit depth RAW images.  Without that both 
UFRaw and using other programs to do the conversion have the disadvantage of making the whole a two step 

From my limited experience, I have not seen any great advantage in using programs other than the UFRaw 
plugin.  Because I tend to use different computers at different times, I prefer just being able to install 
and update Gimp with UFRaw,  rather than having to look after more programs.

What I would suggest though is that if you do choose to use another program, you convert the image to a 
suitable lossless format that Gimp will open, rather than accepting multiple Jpeg encode/decode.

Just my two pence worth, you understand

On 10 Feb 2015, at 08:33, Ofnuts <ofnuts laposte net> wrote:

On 09/02/15 11:53, Adam Kinshasa08 wrote:
Hello Gimp Users,

FIrstly a big thank you to everyone who responded to my request for help regarding launching Gimp.

I have one other question please ?

Is Gimp able to open and edit raw images from a Nikon DSLR (.nef images) ?

Many thanks


Gimp itself, no. Gimp plus the UFRaw plugin, yes.

IMHO you are better off converting your NEF into one or more high quality JPEGs in a distinct application 
(that gives you a lot of choices, including Nikon Capture) and do the final edits in Gimp.

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