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How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?

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Jun 16, 2013 7:26 PM

How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?  What are the key strokes to finding these files.

 

BACKGROUND:       I shot jpg and nef during recent trips overseas, but can only see the jpg files in finder and aperture.  Are the original, the raw or NeF files?

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,900 points)

    Are you sure you imported the Nef files into Aperture?

     

    Did you shoot some JPG and some Raw or were you shooting Raw & JPG?

     

    BTW the Nef files are what is referred to as the Raw files.

     

    regards

  • chromatin64 Calculating status...

    Hi Mamie

     

    To find only your NEFs --

     

    In Aperture, set up a Smart Album within your Project(s) and use the rule "File Type = RAW" (should actually be "Raw" but never mind). If you want, you can then set up a new Project into which you move the NEFs. You can always move the NEFs back again after you've finsihed your edits if you want to keep your JPEGs and raw files together.

     

    In the Finder, one option is to use a Spotlight Search using .NEF as the search parameter on the folder in question. You can then move the NEFs into a separate folder, specifically for your raw files if you wish.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,590 points)

    chromatin64 wrote:

     

    (should actually be "Raw" but never mind)

    Unfortunately, that horse is in the clover.  The distinction would force "raw" to be understood as an adjective (which designates a family of image file formats) and not as an actual image file format, which in turn would help many better understand what raw camera files are.  Alas.  I suppose one could substitute "one of the raw file formats" in place of RAW.

  • chromatin64 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Kirby Krieger wrote:

     

    Unfortunately, that horse is in the clover.  The distinction would force "raw" to be understood as an adjective (which designates a family of image file formats) and not as an actual image file format, which in turn would help many better understand what raw camera files are.  Alas.  I suppose one could substitute "one of the raw file formats" in place of RAW.

     

    Alas indeed, Kirby. On the other hand, if mentioning it now and again *does* help someone understand the distinction, then I'll continue to mention it, um, now and again.

     

    And if it prompts someone to ask a question, all the better - I can then ride this particular hobbyhorse around the forum, slaying linguistic sloppiness in my path.

     

    That Apple are guilty of the same error is disappointing though. As you say, Alas...

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