Nikon D300 is an advanced digital camera where you can save the photographs in NEF format. NEF format is used by Nikon products to save the photographs, which is not used in Windows operating systems. Do you know how to view these photographs in your Windows 7 operating system? You can install the software that supports NEF format in Windows operating systems to view such photographs. You can install Windows Imaging Component coder/decoder or WIC codec for this purpose. After completing the installation of the software, almost all applications including the Explorer will recognize the NEF format. If you find any difficulties, you can make use of the Windows 7 support options.
How to make NEF format compatible in Explorer?
1) You can install the software that supports NEF format in Windows. You can double click on the set up file of that particular software and this will initiate the installation process. You can read the onscreen instructions provided to complete the installation process. You can read and accept the license agreement and click on “Next” button on all the pages, until you find the page with “Finish” option.
2) Then you can click on the Finish button to complete the installation process. You will be asked to restart your computer for completing the process of installation. Restart your computer.
NEF files in Windows
3) Now you can open an Explorer window and open a folder that contains NEF files. In the Explorer window, under “Display”, you can either select “Image View” or “Thumbnail View”. You can use any of the photo viewing applications to view the NEF files.
You can follow these steps for viewing the NEF files in Windows 7 operating system. This is same for all the Windows operating systems. You should select and install the appropriate software for your operating system. If the software is not compatible with your operating system, then you will get the message that “file format not supported”. The software that needs to be installed on 32 bits system and 64 bits system are also different. Without installing the proper software, you will not be able to view the NEF files. If you are not able to follow the above steps or if you are not able to find the appropriate software for your operating system, then you can contact Windows 7 support team for assistance.