NEF File Extension

Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image File Type

Extension .nef
Developer Nikon
Popularity 5.0 (191 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Nikon ViewNX2
Category Camera Raw Files
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2022

What is a NEF File Extension?

NEF file extension is created by Nikon, also known as Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image. NEF has been classified as Camera Raw Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open NEF files in Nikon ViewNX2 program.



Free NEF File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .NEF (Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to NEF, merge, split and compare the NEF files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

NEF Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image .NEF File Extensions while opening the .NEF files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open NEF Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image on your system such as Nikon ViewNX2.
  2. Associate default Nikon Viewnx2 Nikon ViewNX2 program for *.nef (Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image) files.

    Associate NEF Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.NEF (e.g example.nef) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Nikon Viewnx2 Nikon ViewNX2 program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .nef files.

    Associate NEF Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.NEF (e.g example.nef) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Nikon Viewnx2 Nikon ViewNX2 program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Nikon ViewNX2 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related NEF File Extensions

NEF default file extension is .NEF and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for NEF File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the NEF files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open NEF File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Corel AfterShot Pro image. Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Adobe DNG Converter image. Adobe DNG Converter 9.4 for Windows  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
CyberLink Media Suite image. CyberLink Media Suite 16 ULTIMATE for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Neko image. Neko 000 for Windows  Open neko website. Free Neko
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
MAGIX Photostory Deluxe image. MAGIX Photostory Deluxe 2016 for Windows  Open magix website. Commercial MAGIX
Google Picasa image. Google Picasa 3 for Windows  Open google website. Freeware Google
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft Windows Photos image. Microsoft Windows Photos 2020 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen NEF File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Corel AfterShot Pro image. Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
MacPhun ColorStrokes image. MacPhun ColorStrokes 2 for MacOs  Open macphun website. Commercial MacPhun
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Adobe DNG Converter image. Adobe DNG Converter 9.4 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
Apple iPhoto image. Apple iPhoto 9 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
Neko image. Neko 000 for MacOs  Open neko website. Free Neko
Nikon ViewNX2 image. Nikon ViewNX2 000 for MacOs  Open nikon viewnx2 website. Free Nikon ViewNX2
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Google Picasa image. Google Picasa 3 for MacOs  Open google website. Freeware Google
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen NEF file on Linux

Software License Developer
Corel AfterShot Pro image. Corel AfterShot Pro 3 for Linux  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Neko image. Neko 000 for Linux  Open neko website. Free Neko
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen NEF file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen NEF file on iOS

Software License Developer
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for iOS  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for iOS  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS image. Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS 5 for iOS  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen NEF file on Android

Software License Developer
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop Express for Android image. Adobe Photoshop Express for Android 5 for Android  Open adobe website. Freeware Adobe
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

NEF file extension icon image.About NEF - Nikon Electronic Format RAW Image

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Updated 5/1/2022


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