Open .NEF file Extension

File Type : Nikon Digital SLR Camera Raw Image File (Nikon Inc.)

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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ExtensionSmallImg What is .NEF file?

Raw photo captured by a Nikon digital camera; saved in an uncompressed format that stores data exactly as it was captured by the CCD; adjustments to settings such as exposure and white balance can be made with software once the image is saved to a computer.

Recommended Software Programs to open .NEF file

Apple Mac OS X:
  • Nikon ViewNX
  • Apple Photos
  • Google Picasa
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Snap Converter
  • MacPhun ColorStrokes
Microsoft Windows:
  • Nikon ViewNX
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Google Picasa
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery with Microsoft Camera Code Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery with the NEF Codec