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Open NEF File

The NEF extension comes from the abbreviation for Nikon Electronic Format, and used only on Nikon cameras.

In other words, a file with the NEF extension is a Nikon Raw Image file.

Nikon's products include cameras, camera lenses, binoculars, microscopes, ophthalmic lenses, measuring instruments, rifle scopes, telescopes, and the scalers used in the photolithography steps of semiconductor manufacturing, of which it is the second largest manufacturer. biggest of the world.

Like other RAW image files, NEF files retain everything captured by the camera before being processed, including metadata such as camera and lens model.

For additional information, the NEF file format is based on TIFF.

Open a NEF file

Windows users with the proper codec on their computer can display NEF files without the need for additional software.

NEF files can also be opened with:

  • Able Rawer
  • Photoshop
  • IrfanView
  • GIMP
  • AfterShot Pro

If you're a Photoshop user but can't open NEF files, you may need to install the latest version of the Camera Raw plugin compatible with your version of Photoshop.

NEF files can also be opened with Nikon's CaptureNX2 or ViewNX 2 software.

The former is only available by purchase, but the latter can be downloaded and installed by anyone to open and edit NEF files.

Mobile devices can also open NEF files.

Google Snapseed is an example of an application that supports this format, available for iOS and Android.

Software to open and work with a NEF file

Typical NEF application file locations:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe /LaunchPhotoViewer /v "%1"

Frequently used application names to open NEF files:

  • Windows Live

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • WindowsLive.PhotoGallery.raw.14.0

How Can I Open NEF File on Windows

How Can I Open NEF File on Mac OS

How Can I Open NEF File on Android

If you downloaded a NEF file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open NEF File on iPhone or iPad

To open NEF File on iOS device follow steps below:

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