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Nov
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comment Why do I have to convert RAW files to JPEG to open them?
I had a chance to try converting to TIFF 16 bit over the weekend. This allows me to open the files in the Nikon software which came with the camera. The TIFF files can then be opened in Photoshop. But the strange thing is the TIFF files in photoshop are about 1/10th the size of JPEGS taken at the same time as the original NEF files. They appear like thumbnails in the active window at 100% where as the JPEG are much to big to fit in the window.
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accepted Why do I have to convert RAW files to JPEG to open them?
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comment Why do I have to convert RAW files to JPEG to open them?
OK. Thanks! Now I understand why I am looking at a JPEG and not a raw image in the Nikon software. I need to read some more about the editing of these images. All the books and on-line information I have read, state that with the lossy nature of JPEGs, you do not get the same freedom to post-edit as you do with raw. I think my original question should be rephrased to "does the conversion to JPEG by the Nikon software mean a loss of that post editing potential?"
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asked Why do I have to convert RAW files to JPEG to open them?