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iPhoto 5 and D90 NEF

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Gricolomb Calculating status...
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Mar 2, 2009 6:27 AM
Good morning,



I have a Nikon D90 and I want to import my photo (NEF) in iPhoto 5, but it cannot import them.

I don't want to convert my NEF in JPG.

Is it possible to import the NEF in iPhoto '05 or I have to buy iPhoto '09?





Thank you in advance.

Gricolomb
iBook G4 12", Mac OS X (10.4.11), Ram 1GByte, HD 40GB, iLife '05, Photoshop Elements 6
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,895 points)
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    Mar 2, 2009 6:32 AM (in response to Gricolomb)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    iPhoto 09 isn’t enough. RAW support is in the OS, so you’ll need OS 10.5 and iPhoto 08 or 09 to work with D90 NEFs.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
  • SebastianAD Calculating status...
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    May 1, 2009 5:07 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)
    Hi

    I'm using 10.4.11, iPhoto 6 and Nikon D90, in Finder, when opening my card (read in card reader), the thumbs of my RAW images shows nicely.

    But iPhoto won't import, complaing of unsupported format or name.

    So I Guess, it isn't the OS, rather iPhoto, or am I guessing wrong?

    Oh, just checked, copied one image to my Desktop, renamed it to .RAW instead of .NEF, dragged into iphoto, and voila, import succedded!

    BUT the photo is just thumbnail sized, even though it reports 7.3 Mb, so not a usable solution.

    I've tried to open the .nef in Photoshop, which doesn't recognise it - GraphicConverter does, but the color balance is wierd ,(

    I guess I end up using Nikons own software or use JPG instead of raw.

    /Sebastian
    G4 sawtooth, Mac OS X (10.4), iPhoto 6
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,895 points)
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    May 1, 2009 5:17 AM (in response to SebastianAD)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    I'm using 10.4.11, iPhoto 6 and Nikon D90, in Finder, when opening my card (read in card reader), the thumbs of my RAW images shows nicely.


    That’s the JPEG thumbnail embedded in the NEF.

    So I Guess, it isn't the OS, rather iPhoto, or am I guessing wrong?


    You guess wrong. You still can’t do anything with the NEF - witness:

    copied one image to my Desktop, renamed it to .RAW instead of .NEF, dragged into iphoto, and voila, import succedded!

    BUT the photo is just thumbnail sized, even though it reports 7.3 Mb, so not a usable solution.


    See? It’s the thumbnail that was imported successfully. There is no file suffix “.RAW”, just as there is no File Suffix “.WordProcessor”. Raw is a type of file and every model of camera produces it’s own version of RAW.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.5), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM

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