4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2013 8:17 PM by JasonDCarroll1 RSS

    What Camera_Raw file is required to open a .NEF file from D5100 in PSE7?

    JasonDCarroll1

      Everything I read says its version 6.4, but when I attempt to run the 6.4 patch I get the message that it does not apply? Has Adobe prevented PSE7 from opening .NEF files from the D5100 (without conversion) in an effort to force paid upgrades to the current PSE version?

       

      Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: What Camera_Raw file is required to open a .NEF file from D5100 in PSE7?
          Little_Pale_Face Community Member

          Hi,

           

          First of all, we are not Adobe emplyees here, just fellow users.

           

          You are correct in that ACR 6.4 or later is required to read the Nikon D5100 raw files.

           

          The last ACR that PSE 7 supports is ACR 5.5.

           

          Adobe's policy seems to have been for a long time that they only provide updates to the latest version.

           

          Very often the interface between the editor and ACR is changed between versions of PSE which means that Adobe would have to maintain multiple versions of the updates.

           

          Adobe does provide the free DNG converter for those who wish to continue to use old versions when they upgrade their camera. Some people actually prefer to do the conversion even if the camera is supported by the version of PSE that they have.

           

          Brian

          • 2. Re: What Camera_Raw file is required to open a .NEF file from D5100 in PSE7?
            JasonDCarroll1 Community Member

            Thanks for the reply, LPF.

             

             

            LittlePaleFace wrote:

             

            First of all, we are not Adobe emplyees here, just fellow users.

             

            Right, this is the Adobe community....

             

             

             

             

             

            LittlePaleFace wrote:

             

             

            You are correct in that ACR 6.4 or later is required to read the Nikon D5100 raw files.

             

            The last ACR that PSE 7 supports is ACR 5.5.

             

             

            That is what I was afraid of.

             

             

             

             

             

            LittlePaleFace wrote:

             

            Adobe does provide the free DNG converter for those who wish to continue to use old versions when they upgrade their camera. Some people actually prefer to do the conversion even if the camera is supported by the version of PSE that they have.

             

            Unfortunately the Adobe DNG throws a message to the effect of "File was unable to be written" on every file, without any further explanation.

            • 3. Re: What Camera_Raw file is required to open a .NEF file from D5100 in PSE7?
              dj_paige Community Member

              Wild guess ... you do not have write permission to the folder where you want to write the DNG file

              • 4. Re: What Camera_Raw file is required to open a .NEF file from D5100 in PSE7?
                JasonDCarroll1 Community Member

                dj_paige wrote:

                 

                Wild guess ... you do not have write permission to the folder where you want to write the DNG file

                 

                Turns out it was an even more boneheaded mistake that I only cop to in hopes of helping someone in the future... I opted to "write to same folder" which was a full SD card... yeah.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Now I get the error that my .dng file cannot be opened because it's the wrong file type. I've downloaded, extracted, and inserted into the File Formats folder Camera_Raw 5.5 (and removed the pre-installed version).