7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2013 8:51 PM by mamiebrouwer
mamiebrouwer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,820 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

  • 2. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    mamiebrouwer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Until my latest outing, I shot both.  My last outing, I shot raw only and probably will from now on.  However, I have two big event, one in Patagonia and one in Afghanistan where I shot both, and now I want to process the raw files.

     

    I have imported both file types as far as I know from the number of photos imported and the files that I saw.

  • 3. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    mamiebrouwer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've found my files.  I went to the multiple photo option, then the details list.  I scrolled down to the date, camera, and circumstance where the raw files would be.  Now, my question is how does one disply the list of raw files.  I would have thought that clicking on the file name would list the .jpg file first as a group, the the raw files.  Is there a simple way only to list the raw files?

  • 4. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    chromatin64 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    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.

  • 5. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,920 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.

  • 6. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    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...

  • 7. Re: How do I access my *.Nef files in finder and aperture?
    mamiebrouwer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Perfect.  This is exactly the direction I was looking for.  I will give it a try and give this post a shout back.  Thank you so much.