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CS4 Photoshop and .NEF (Nikon) images

Apr 20, 2013 10:47 AM

My Photoshop CS4 opens images shot in Nikon Raw (.NEF) as .jpg files. Why?

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    Apr 20, 2013 2:24 PM   in reply to Sue1228



    What operating system are you using?


    When you open a nikon camera raw file, what leads you believe the images are jpegs?


    If you camera is set to shoot both nef+jpeg are you sure your opening the nef file and not the jpeg file?


    Are you opening the nef files from bridge, directly from photoshop using File>Open or from some other application/program?

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    Apr 20, 2013 10:59 PM   in reply to Sue1228

    You should be able to download and install the latest cs4 updates by going to Help>Updates from within photoshop cs4 or bridge cs4.

    Among others 11.02 for photoshop and camera raw 5.7 should be on the list you see after running Help>Updates.


    Do the camera raw files from your d60 open up in the camera raw dialog before opening in photoshop proper?

    The d60 is old enough that even the camera plugin that ships with cs4 should open them into the camera raw dialog.


    I'm not really familar with how iPhoto and photoshop interact, so maybe someone that is will post a comment.

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    Apr 21, 2013 7:38 PM   in reply to Sue1228

    I think you should be opening the raw photos stored in the iphoto catalog directly from iphoto into cs4 instead of using file>open in photoshop:


    for photoshop elements, but should be the same for cs4 except for the organizer part:



    another perhaps useful links:


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    Apr 21, 2013 8:15 PM   in reply to Sue1228

    A couple of relevent links about switching from iPhoto to lightroom:





    I wish i had more direct info, but since i'm mostly a windows user nowadays, i have very little experience with iPhoto.

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