I accidentally took some fairly important photos in .NEF (Nikon raw) format instead of my usual .JPG. I tried downloading the ViewNX program to convert the files (as suggested in another posted question), but it says I don't have the optional picture controls. When I tried to download the optional picture controls from the Nikon website, there's no option for the Nikon D5100 model. I need help converting the files into an editable source - I use Photoshop Elements 8.
I'm stuck. Any help would be appreciated (layman's terms please).