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When opening a NEF file from my D5200 in Capture NX2, the

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When opening a NEF file from my D5200 in Capture NX2, the file is low resolution at 5 mb and is unusable. I can open the same file in View NX2 and it appears to be fine, but will not transfer or be open in other programs. Why did Nikon create a RAW format so difficult to use?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** it would be my pleasure to help with your issue today. The nx2 software is no longer supported by nikon and had been replaced with nx-d. Try downloading the nx-d software from this link and you should have better results. The nef format is one of the most closely guarded industry secrets in the camera industry. Because the source code for the format isn't publicly available we are sometimes stuck using software that is marginal at best and not usually kept up to date. Here's the link for the download page. You will need to copy and paste it to your browser ad my hyperlink button doesn't appear to be working properly.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if you get the same results with the new version of the software do we can look further into the nef file itself if that's the issue. Hope this helps. Please don't forget to leave a positive rating for me. Thanks and have a wonderful morning.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

I'm just checking to make sure that you were able to get your issue resolved. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Please let me know if there's anything else that I can do to help. Please don't forget to leave an excellent rating for me. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!!!

Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.

Please rate my service excellent once our conversation is complete. If you don't feel I've provided excellent service, continue to respond and I'll do whatever is necessary to ensure you are satisfied with your service!!