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Nikon RAW Codec v1.7.0 & Camera Control Pro 2 v2.5.0 released

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Nikon RAW Codec 1.7.0 changes:

  • Supports NEF (RAW) images taken with the D5000.
  • The folder to which the software is installed has been changed from “¥Windows¥System32¥” to “¥Program Files¥Nikon\NEFCodec¥”.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a message stating that the image was corrupt to be displayed when a photograph for which the “Landscape” or “Portrait” Picture Control had been selected using ViewNX™ was displayed in Windows Photo Gallery on a computer to which optional Picture Controls had not been installed.
  • If the user attempted to use Windows Photo Gallery to e-mail an NEF file edited in Capture NX 2™, the JPEG attachment would be cropped to 1,280 × 1,024 pixels. This issue has been resolved.
  • Reduced the time need to display NEF files that have had their brightness modified in ViewNX™.

Camera Control Pro 2 2.5.0 changes:

  • Support for the D5000 has been added.
  • When a camera control settings file was loaded with the Image area: Auto DX Crop box in the Storage tab checked while shooting with a D3, D3X, or D700 camera and a DX lens, a warning message was displayed and the image area and image size could not be specified.  This issue has been resolved.

A free alternative to Nikon's Camera Control Pro is available here. Please note that this is not a Nikon product - it is developed by a reader based on the free Nikon SDK. 

Other free Nikon software available here.

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  • Kiril Miloshev

    And again no 64bit OS support for the nef codec.
    Hello Nikon !!!

  • Steph

    Still no Vista 64 support… :( – is it that outlandish to imagine that users shooting raw may also have powerful post processing apps (Adobe anyone?) optimized vor 64bits?

  • http://www.daviddrufke.com David Drufke

    Seriously Nikon, we are all going to be using 64-bit PCs in a few years, time to develop a codec. I have to buy Photo Mechanic to import GPS locations into RAW files and view raw files I don’t want to import into Lightroom. Time to man up and get this codec done. It can’t be that hard.

  • Guest

    At the local Fry’s (Huge computer store) almost all the PC’s are coming preinstalled with Vista 64 bit. The old line that there isnt a large enough installed base doesnt work anymore. Wake up Nikon!!

  • Anonymous

    Same here. 64 bit. Wake up nikon…

  • Craig

    Agreed. Where is the 64-bit codec, Nikon?

  • http://www.verabathory.com Nikola Bathory

    Who would use a 64 bit Vista?? Who would use Vista at all?
    I’m using Win XP SP3 32 bit. I would never install VIsta!
    Let’s wait for the new Windows 7 :)

    • TFC

      A lot of people with the proper rig use Vista 64 with no problems.
      Like all others Nikon will awaken one day to the 64 bit OS.

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