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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:08 pm 
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Is there an image viewer (program) that can display .NEF files? The default one in Windows obviously cannot, but I´m wondering if there is one that can?

It would be more convinient when sorting out the crappy images instead of having to import them into Lightroom, and then remove them...

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I'm not sure on this, but tried Picasa? For sure it supports Sony and Canon raw formats, so I'd assume it would do Nikon too. It's what I use as a primary browsing interface at the moment.

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I'm afraid you need adobe camera raw (bundled with photoshop), or the default nikon software

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Just remembered another one. RAWHide. It another free raw converter, but has a thumbnailer I've not tried myself yet.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:53 pm 
You could try Rawtherapee. It's a little slow when it comes to generating thumbnails the first time (it caches them for subsequent access) but unlike Lightroom, it saves you from having to import them into a library somewhere.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:45 am 
If you don't want the bundled software, Nikon's ViewNX is an alternative.


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Wow :shock: thats a lot of replies!

The thing is that (I have Windows Vista) Windows Photo Gallery cannot display RAW-images, I´m not looking for a editing program, Lightroom is great, but I´m looking for a program just like Windows Photo Gallery that can display (and only display) RAW-images without the editing capabilities...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:54 am 
ViewNX would do what you've described. It's also very fast but I chose not to use it because of the lack of editing features so you might like it then! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:37 am 
You should have got View NX bundled with your camera which is a decent image viewer and also has a raw converter function. Sadly it only has very basic processing tools though. I use ACDSee for my viewer as it is folder based which suits me better than tags although you can also use those if required. Oh, sorry I forgot it does not support RAW files.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:10 pm 
The default in Mac OS does...
all kind of RAW files are viewable in "Preview".


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