NEF Codec with Windows 7 64-bit (and Vista 64-bit too!) – Updated

Ken Ng

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8 Responses

  1. plasmabstract says:

    Great stuff. Thanks for sorting it out for me before I move to Win7.

  2. Ken Ng says:

    Yea. Win7 is well worth the move. Fast and the best Windows OS so far.

    Just make sure your PC relatively new. No Athlon, Pentium 3 age old PCs due to lack of driver support.

  3. zy says:

    Fast Picture Viewer supports Canon too. I’m using that on both my 64-bit Win7.

  4. Rob says:

    With RAW file sizes the way they are, and photoshop as complex as it is, who would want to work on a 32bit system anyway?! Nikon, you’re crazy. I love your cameras, but you’re crazy (also CaptureNX should be free… what a rip).

  5. Patman_crothers says:

    Actually, Nikon’s new codec here works for me in Windows 7 x64

    http://nikonimglib.com/nefcodec/

  6. Anonymous says:

    Interesting. The codec still states it’s meant for 32-bit machines. Allow me to test it myself and see if it works well on my machine. Perhaps Win7 has better compatibility with 32-bit components. Will have to try it on a Vista machine too

  7. Ed_1 says:

    Try Microsoft
    Camera Codec Pack it comes in 32 and 64 Bit flavors; Microsoft download site. I am using it on my Win 7
    64B system. May not be the best but it does show thumbnails and some metadata
    in windows explorer and it is free.

  8. Nick says:

    Thank you very much for this post! The Microsoft Codec Pack didn’t work for me. I think it’s because I have the Nikon D3100 and isn’t listed under the supported devices.

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