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Dean82 [Avatar]
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Hi guys,

I'm currently trialing Photodirector 6 and I have been impressed up until I uploaded a RAW Nikon (NEF) file earlier today and the image is completely underexposed and covered in a dark green layer, I've tried finding answers to solve this for me but I'm seriously struggling.

Was 100% going to purchase the software after my 30 day trial period but obviously if I can't use it to edit my RAW files then it's pretty much useless to me, Lightroom it will have to be.

Any solutions would be grateful, thanks for reading!!

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Quote: Hi guys, I'm currently trialing Photodirector 6 and I have been impressed up until I uploaded a RAW Nikon (NEF) file earlier today and the image is completely underexposed and covered in a dark green layer.

Any solutions would be grateful!!


I looked and had one NEF file on my computer from about 3 years ago. I opened it and it was not underexposed nor did it have a dark green layer.

I seem to remember that Nikon has a nef to other image converter to help with that. Thisa is a new computer so I don't think that I have that converter. I seem to remember that another person had issues with NEF files., do a search for that term in this part of the forum.

Found it: http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/28893.page

If you don't need the NEF files, just use the converter.

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Hello Dean,

Welcome to the PhotoDirector forum

This issue has been reported to CyberLink and only applies to 12-bit NEF files. If you change your bit depth setting to 14-bit, the RAW files will display correctly in PhD.

Just for comparison, I shot a series of photos (Nikon D5300) switching settings between 12-bit to 14-bit.



You'd probably be aware that 14-bit RAW files have a greater file size, so SD space & battery life is affected. The upside is (in theory) photos with about 4 times the shades of intensity as 12-bit. It's highly debatable whether this has much practical benefit.

Unfortunately, the 12-bit NEFs you shot of that special event will have to go into storage (like mine)

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Nikon NEF.jpg
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199 Kbytes
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2592 time(s)

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Good job Steve

Sadly, with my older version of LR (4.4) those Nikon NEF files (both 12 & 14 bit) are incompatible.

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Quote: Hello Dean,

Welcome to the PhotoDirector forum

This issue has been reported to CyberLink and only applies to 12-bit NEF files. If you change your bit depth setting to 14-bit, the RAW files will display correctly in PhD.

Just for comparison, I shot a series of photos (Nikon D5300) switching settings between 12-bit to 14-bit.



You'd probably be aware that 14-bit RAW files have a greater file size, so SD space & battery life is affected. The upside is (in theory) photos with about 4 times the shades of intensity as 12-bit. It's highly debatable whether this has much practical benefit.

Unfortunately, the 12-bit NEFs you shot of that special event will have to go into storage (like mine)

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Worked perfect!!

Thanks very much for the advice
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Quote: Hi guys, I'm currently trialing Photodirector 6 and I have been impressed up until I uploaded a RAW Nikon (NEF) file earlier today and the image is completely underexposed and covered in a dark green layer.

Any solutions would be grateful!!


I looked and had one NEF file on my computer from about 3 years ago. I opened it and it was not underexposed nor did it have a dark green layer.

I seem to remember that Nikon has a nef to other image converter to help with that. Thisa is a new computer so I don't think that I have that converter. I seem to remember that another person had issues with NEF files., do a search for that term in this part of the forum.

Found it: http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/28893.page

If you don't need the NEF files, just use the converter.


Thanks for helping out Steve
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