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NEF Codec

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The NEF Codec

The NEF Codec module allows NEF (RAW) files to be handled as easily as their JPEG and TIFF equivalents.

What’s New with Version 1.28.0
  • • Added support for NEF (RAW) files created with the D5.
  • • Added support for NEF (RAW) files created with the D500.
Product Description
Name NEF Codec
Version 1.28.0
File name S-NEFCDC-012800WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe
System requirements
OS 32- and 64-bit editions of:
  • Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
CPU Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core™ series, 1 GHz or better
Supported cameras
Digital SLR cameras D5, D4S, D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D810A, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300S, D300, D200, D100, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, Df
Advanced interchangeable lens cameras Nikon 1 J5, Nikon 1 J4, Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V3, Nikon 1 V2, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 S1, Nikon 1 AW1
Compact digital cameras COOLPIX A
COOLPIX 8800, COOLPIX 8700, COOLPIX 8400, COOLPIX 5700, COOLPIX 5400, COOLPIX 5000
Installation
  1. Create a folder on the hard drive and name it as desired.
  2. Check Accept and download the file to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Double-click the downloaded file to launch the installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Note: Earlier versions (version 1.6.0 or earlier) of the NEF codec must be uninstalled before installation can be completed. Follow the installers on-screen instructions during installation to uninstall earlier versions.

Before installing the software, read the notes below.

Notes

Be sure to read the following notes:

  1. “Camera Model” and “Camera Manufacturer”

    Do not change the “Camera model” and “Camera Manufacturer” fields in the “Details” tab of the NEF file properties. Operation of Nikon applications and the NEF Codec is not guaranteed if these fields are changed.

  2. Rotating NEF Images

    NEF images cannot be rotated in the Explorer, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Photo Viewer, or Windows Live Photo Gallery.

  3. NEF (RAW) Thumbnails

    Thumbnails for NEF (RAW) files may not display correctly in the Explorer, Windows Photo Gallery or Windows Photo Viewer. If this occurs, use Disk Cleanup as described below.

    • 1) Right-click the system disk in Computer and select Properties.
    • 2) Select Disk Cleanup in the General tab.
    • 3) Under Files to delete in Disk Cleanup, check Thumbnails and uncheck all other options.
    • 4) Click OK to start disk cleanup; when a confirmation message “Are you sure you want to permanently delete these files?” is displayed, click Delete Files.

    Note: Click here for more information

  4. Capture NX 2 Version 2.3.0 or Later

    If NEF images saved in Capture NX 2 version 2.3.0 or later are opened in Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Photo Viewer:

    • • A message may be displayed stating that the file is corrupt and cannot be opened
    • • Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Photo Viewer may not function normally after the file is opened
  5. The NEF Codec

    The effects of the NEF Codec are not reflected when NEF (RAW) images are displayed in the Photo application supplied with Windows 8.1 and later.

Checking the Current Version

Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Right-click an NEF (RAW) image in desktop mode and select Open with program > Windows Photo Gallery.*
  2. Confirm that this image is displayed.

Microsoft Windows 8.1

  1. Right-click an NEF (RAW) image and select Open with program > Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Photo Gallery.*
  2. Confirm that this image is displayed.

Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1

  1. Right-click an NEF (RAW) image and select Open with program > Windows Photo Viewer, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Windows Photo Gallery.*
  2. Confirm that this image is displayed.

* Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Live Photo Gallery are available for download from the Microsoft Windows website.

Uninstalling the Codec

Microsoft Windows 10

  1. Select the Control Panel app.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Select NEF Codec and click or tap Uninstall to launch the uninstaller.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Microsoft Windows 8.1

  1. Select the Control Panel app.
  2. Under Programs, select Programs and Features.
  3. Select NEF Codec and click or tap Uninstall to launch the uninstaller.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Microsoft Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Programs and Features.
  3. Select NEF Codec and click Uninstall or Remove to launch the uninstaller.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Agreement

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    S-NEFCDC-012800WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe
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