That camera requires Lightroom 6.0 or newer. What version of Lightroom are you using?
It is a DSC_XXXX.NEF file. It works with my D90.
Understood. I am using 5.7. Thank you so much!!!!
How do I exit the discussion? Just close the forum?
That's because the D 90 is a much older camera, and has been supported for quite some time. The D 5500 is a new version that was only recently introduced, and it wasn't until Lightroom 6 that support was added for that model. Support must be added for each individual model, not just a file format.
Thanks again. It's a DSC_XXXX.NEF format and not the camera. I understand
- it's about money. am I wrong?
Thanks so such!!
I don't understand what you mean when you say that it's about the money. When a new version (major release) of Lightroom is released, there is no more updating of the older version. Adobe works on and improves the current version, but older versions are not updated anymore. The D 90 is an older camera that has been supported since Lightroom 2.1. The D 5500 was released after Lightroom 5.7.1 was released. So it was added in Lightroom 6. What would you expect Adobe to do? Continue to update old versions of their software? Nikon didn't provide you with that new camera at no additional cost. A new camera deserves newer and more up-to-date software.
Something you might consider if you don't want to spend extra money on software. You could download the latest DNG converter and create digital negative copies of your NEF files that you could use with whatever version of Lightroom you have now. The converter is free from Adobe. Is a viable alternative for those who don't want to upgrade.
Sorry, I thought the format .NEF was not camera based. I thank you so much
for your help. I spent over two hours trying to figure out what I was doing
wrong. Nikon equipment and Photoshop have been my staples for many
(probably 20) years. The D 90 is still a great camera. The D5500 is my
friends camera and I was trying to check out the the high ISOs for grain and
noise and could not import them to my Lightroom. I want to up grade to a
7100 or 7200 and was wondering if the higher ISOs was worth the extra bucks
for the 7200. Any thoughts are helpfull.
Again, thank you,