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How to open .NEF file extension?

File Type : Nikon Digital SLR Camera Raw Image File (Nikon Inc.)
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .NEF file extension?

.NEF file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
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.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .NEF files:

Microsoft Windows:
  • Nikon ViewNX
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Google Picasa
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery with Microsoft Camera Code Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery with the NEF Codec
Apple Mac OS X:
  • Nikon ViewNX
  • Apple Photos
  • Google Picasa
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Snap Converter
  • MacPhun ColorStrokes