Hello everyone, I am new to the Photoshop world. I have just purchased a Nikon D3400 and have PS CS6. It is updated to the ACR 188.8.131.521. My problem is that Adobe says that the D3400 camera IS a supported device, however, I cannot open the NEF file and I'm being forced to convert them to the DNG file type. Why am I having to convert my images from a camera that is 'supported'? Can anyone help me here? Thank you.
I think I found my issue. From the resource link, my camera the Nikon D3400 needs to have ACR 9.7 or better. That being said, it doesn't look like I can use CS6 as it only goes to 9.1. Looks like I will need to either convert my file or upgrade to CC.
The DNG converter is free and can be downloaded from Adobe. Here is some information about the DNG converter that might be helpful to you:
Other alternatives would be to add Photoshop Elements or Lightroom 6 to your workflow.