Re: [Gimp-user] Can't open nef images in gimp 2.9.3

Hi James,

You may not be aware that Nikon provides two FREE programs for working with NEF files.

- ViewNX-i for transferring from your card reader or camera (click "Transfer" icon), among other things. - Capture NX-D for working on exposure compensation, Active-D lighting, etc.

Both programs can export to JPEG, TIFF 8bit and TIFF 16 bit files. This is not the answer you were hoping for, but it is a work-around for now.

I believe (new GIMP user here) that GIMP only opens TFF 8bit files, or converts 16s to 8s, so saving in 8bit TIFF saves any loss in conversion.

I use the two Nikon programs all the time because I found Lightroom to be lousy.


-----Original Message----- From: JamesB
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Subject: [Gimp-user] Can't open nef images in gimp 2.9.3

are we foreseeing an answer to the issue? Are there any hope for newcomers to

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