Yes it works thanks everybody
The answer to open Nikon D4 NEF files is to use Photoshop CS5 with the beta vesion of Camera RAW 6.7
... note it will not work if you use the Beta version of Photoshop CS6
Thank You ! to everybody
I understand that the full release of CS6 will support the D4 (and D800). It's just a bit of a blip that ACR 6.7RC of ACR supports them, whilst ACR 7.0 (CS6 beta) currently doesn't.
(You say "everybody", but it was just me! )
This seems idiotic. If I recently purchased CS5.5 suite and am stuck with Photoshop CS5.1, is there any way out for me? I have no plans to acquire CS6.0, only three months into my upgrade from CS4 to CS5.1
Geoff, I did install 6.7 RC , blew the Camera Raw directory
under appdata and still face the same problem
Was chatting live with Adobe tech support for about 44 minutes
this morning and the only thing they finally were able
to recommend was to re-install CS5.1. I yet
to try that out, will let you know if I was being
idiotic after all.
I did install 6.7 RC
ACR 6.7 is now available as a full release - has been for several weeks - so I'd install that rather than the release candidate. It should automatically install via PS, but if not, use the check for updates menu option to kick start it. Your ACR will then be able to read D4 files (I assume that's what you have, although you don't say in your post above).
I am now officially perplexed. Tried all of the following
a) Cleaned up appdata/Adobe/Camera RAW => tried opening the RAW file, (each time a different one so I don't use the same XMP)
b) Removed the Photoshop preferences file => ""
c) Removed Registry entry for Camera RAW => ""
d) Uninstalled CS5.5 and re-installed (as suggested by Adobe Customer service folks) => ""
DIDNT WORK. YES, I USED UPDATE FEATURE IN PHOTOSHOP TO GET LATEST CAMERA RAW, NOT RC
e) Installed CS6, went straight for updates and it did install Camera RAW 7.1.
Tried to open the file, same old message.
And, I also downloaded Lightroom 4.1. Couldn't import the files. Went straight for the update, nope, it said I don't need any.
It's now been 48 hours into this problem and never been more frustrated.
Hmmm. Well there may be an issue with your machine, or perhaps even with the raw files themselves.
What error message are you getting? You've not actually clarified (you say "same old message"...). What camera are you using (again, you've not clarified, but I would have to assume D4; still be useful for you to clarify though)? What system - Windows, Mac - and spec? With a bit more detail and clarity someone may be able to help you out here.
I am using a Windows 7 machine. Core i7, About a dozen gigs of RAM...if it matters.
With the latest CS6/ RAW 7.1, I get the message "Photoshop cannot open this file"..
"If you are attempting to open a raw file from a digital camera, make sure you have the latest Camera Raw updated....
I did shoot with a Nikon D4.
Aaargh. Honestly, I'm not sure. The rental folks
gave me the camera without a manual, and given
two six hour shoots over the weekend, I confess
I didn't check that. Just went on using the camera
as if it were a D3. Except pushing the ISO to
to 128000 and beyond.
Is there a reason you ask that question, and if I can
confirm from my EXIF, what are my alternatives
P.S: I confirmed with a downloaded trial copy
of CaptureNX2 that I am actually able to
open these files now. I don't really like to deal
with this extra step of converting to TIF via
CaptureNX2 and then processing in Photoshop
There was an error with files shot in that format, I don't recall right now if the fix has been implemented yet although I thought it was.
Perhaps you could let me have a file to see if I can open one.
The 16:9 D4/D800 NEF import issue as posted at the below link is showing status of 'Acknowledged,' but not 'Solved.'
Another discovery. CaptureNX2 opens up my
.NEF format files as if they are JPG ! So even CaptureNX2
cannot read the embedded RAW. Spoke with
Nikon guys and they claim Nikon Transfer only writes
bit by bit and doesn't do any file manipulation
Now I doubt the claim :-((