Open NEF files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open an NEF file?

File Viewer Plus can open NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) images and comes with various image editing tools, including custom controls and effects to adjust the brightness, contrast, and color of the image file. You can also resize and crop NEF images and batch convert them to JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP formats.

Open, edit, and convert NEF files without Nikon image viewing software. Try File Viewer Plus for free today!


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What is an .NEF file?

NEF files are raw images captured by Nikon digital cameras. They are saved in an uncompressed Nikon RAW format to maintain the highest image quality. The images also store metadata about the image and the camera used to capture it. Since raw images store uncompressed data, photographers can more accurately edit them, which is a significant reason they prefer working with them.

You may still encounter an NEF file even if you are not a Nikon photographer. For example, you might receive an NEF image from a friend or download it from an image-sharing website. In any case, File Viewer Plus is a great tool for viewing and editing NEF images. You can also convert them to one of several more common image formats.

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About File Viewer Plus

File Viewer Plus is the universal file viewer for Windows. Why pay for dozens of software programs when you only need one? Install File Viewer Plus, and you'll be able open 400 file types with a single app.

You can also edit, save, print, and convert your files. Unknown file on your PC? No problem — the app's advanced file identification algorithm can identify over 10,000 file formats, including files with incorrect or missing file extensions. File Viewer Plus is the ultimate file viewer "plus" much more!

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