Post Processing Nikon D4 NEFs
fd1075ny Registered Users Posts: 18 Big grins
edited May 30, 2013 in Finishing School
Hi all. I recently purchased the Nikon D4 and can only use the Nikon View NX2 software to convert NEFs to JPG or to just mess with a NEF (RAW) file. Currently I am using Adobe CS4 ( I know, I know:) ) and the iphoto software with my mac for post processing with my Nikon D3's NEFs. The CS4 and iphoto software doesnt allow me to work with the D4s NEFs. I have seen on a few Q & A's about this subject and some have hinted on CS5 or greater, Adobe LR and Aperature. I was wondering what the overall consensus, pros and cons are with D4 users on Dgrin before I make my move.
Moving away from an Adobe workflow, you may wish to explore:
http://rawtherapee.com/downloads (multi platform)
http://www.raw-photo-processor.com/RPP/Overview.html (Mac only)
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IF that version of ACR supports that camera. If not, you need to upgrade or convert to DNG assuming the camera isn't so new, Adobe (and others) have had the time to hack the proprietary raw format and update their software. The culprit here is every new camera has a new proprietary raw format that everyone else has to understand to support. But DNG allows you to use older versions of Adobe raw processors once a newer version of the DNG converter understands your newer camera file. Then that DNG can be accessed in older software.
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