Nikon ViewNX 2.7.4, NEF RAW Codec 1.18.0 released


Nikon released ViewNX 2.7.4 (US download link) with the following modifications:

  • Support for the D7100 has been added.
  • The correct lens name is now be displayed for still images captured with a digital-SLR camera and the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. However, in the following cases, the lens name displayed will indicate that it is a G-type lens in Metadata on the Edit palette.
    • - Images captured with a Nikon 1-series camera and the FT-1 mount adapter
    • - Movies recorded using a digital-SLR camera
  • Additional modifications to the Macintosh version: An issue that prevented images saved in JPEG format with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.3.0 or 2.3.1 from opening in ViewNX 2 has been resolved.

Nikon NEF RAW Codec 1.18.0 can be downloaded here. The new version has added support for Nikon D7100 and Coolpix A cameras.

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  • Still no Win8 Support?

  • Jon McGuffin

    It supports Windows 8, follow the download link and you can see it’s there

  • upuaut

    Serious question: why would I want to use ViewNX instead of Lightroom?

    • Andrew Sokolovic

      lr has no support until adobe updates it

    • Daviesee

      I have ViewNX. It is free. I don’t have Lightroom.
      There’s 3 reasons. 🙂

    • Pat

      Lightroom can only interpret the color of your NEF file with a 90-95% efficiency since the WB info is encrypted. so it is just a good guess.

      TIFFs / JPGs converted by ViewNX is 100% accurate, authentic, rich Nikon colors.

      • upuaut

        Cool: followup question: how do I fit viewnx in an efficient workflow with LR?

    • brn

      One is free. The other isn’t.

  • I hope Adobe will put the D7100 on the supported camera list of Lightroom 4.4

  • Disiderio

    Pat and Andrew, whilst view nx2 is great at interpreting files, it is very buggy and only continues to notionally support Nikon’s development of nasty proprietary files. Otherwise lightroom offers a more sophisticated noise reduction engine and a smoother UI. Additionally view nx2 writes changes to the original files and opens up the files to being corrupted. Lightroom writes changes to a catalogue or xmp files instead – the original is not touched or altered.

    • WhamBamPhotoMa_am

      Well, nikon seriously needs to work on their software, I don’t think that’s been anything like a small secret for a long time, now.

      • tariq

        Software regarding what?

    • JerryH

      I have accidentally saved .NEF files to my originals and was able to reverse the changes back to the original including cropping.

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