How can I open Nikon Raw files in my windows 10 PC without any lightroom or photoshop. The files have extension .NEF I know I can open canon raw file in my windows 10 by just double clicking them..They are in .CR2 format. But I cannot open Nikons raw files with double clicking on them. It says file not supported. Please I need help.
You should download the Nikon NEF Codec from their homepage:
Then you can open NEFs without any additional programs.
- AFAIK Nikon cameras are sold with a free version of the Nikon Capture software (or you can get it from some Nikon site).
- There are several free applications that can open/process "raw" files from about any camera: RawTherapee, Darktable, PhotoZone, PhotoFlow, NuFraw, some also being usable as plugins for the Gimp image editor. Many of these are discussed here