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.NEF File Extension

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File TypeNikon Electronic Format RAW Image

DeveloperNikon
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CategoryCamera Raw Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Raw photo captured by a Nikon digital camera; saved in an uncompressed format that stores data exactly as it was captured by the CCD; adjustments to settings such as exposure and white balance can be made with software once the image is saved to a computer.

Program(s) that open .NEF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Nikon ViewNX
Adobe Photoshop CC
Corel PaintShop Pro X8
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
Google Picasa
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery with Microsoft Camera Code Pack
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery
with the NEF Codec
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Nikon ViewNX
Apple Photos
Google Picasa
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
Snap Converter
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Updated 8/21/2015