I have Nikon D7200, I clicked all my pics in .NEF(RAW) format, now I am unable to access the images in Lightroom 5.7 and Photoshop cc, I tried to install plug-in in Photoshop cc, but some how failed to access the images. I prefer to access all images in lightroom 5.7.

Thanks Atul Agarawal


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The Nikon D7200 raw files are only supported starting with Lightroom 6/ ACR 9.

If you can't or won't upgrade your Adobe products, you can still download their DNG Converter to convert the NEF's to DNG format, which should then be useable in older versions of Lightroom.

your mention of Photoshop CC implies that you should be able to upgrade it to the current version, in which case, it must be able to open the images. Check that you really have a recent version of Adobe Camera Raw installed.

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    \$\begingroup\$ While this is true, you can download Adobe Camera Raw updates free and easily from Adobe's site, no sign-in required. \$\endgroup\$
    – NoahL
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NoahL The most recent versions of ACR also require the most recent versions of Lr/Ps... \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark really? I'm running Photoshop CC 14.0 and ACR 9.8. PS 14.0 was released in June 2013, ACR 9.8 was released December 2016. \$\endgroup\$
    – NoahL
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ Try using ACR 9.8 with any of these Adobe applications: helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/… \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Here's the place to start to understand the complexities of the entire issue: helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/… \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 0:55

Is just the meta data model name need to be fixed .

You can download https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ (macos or window supported)

than updated the nef file

$ exiftool -Model="Nikon D5300" ./yourfile.nef

for the detail tutorial you can find in below link


  • \$\begingroup\$ It's not quite that the metadata model needs to be fixed; rather, what you're suggesting is a hack of the images' metadata to get it to work, if one is unwilling / unable to update to a more recent Lightroom or Photoshop. Still, interesting suggestion! \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Commented May 26, 2019 at 12:44

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