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Transferring Photos to PC

by pla1945 / April 27, 2006 2:03 AM PDT

I'm unable to transfer photos from my Nikon D 50 DSLR to my PC. I'm using Windows XP and the transfer dosn't work either using the MSFT software or with Photoshop Elements 2.0. Some, but not all, of the photos were shot in RAW format. This is thefirst time that this kind of problem has occurred.

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Selectable USB
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 27, 2006 6:01 AM PDT

The D50 has a selectable USB interface.
Either "mass storage" or PTP.
My guess is.....it is set for mass storage.
If so, you should be able to look at and download the camera files using Windows explorer.
Windows should see the camera as a hard drive.

Of course the camera has to be connected to the computer and turned-on and in playback mode.

If you want to download using the programs you mentioned, you have to have the USB interface in PTP mode.

Check you camera manual for details.

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Transferring Photos to PC
by pla1945 / April 29, 2006 1:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Selectable USB

OK, switching from "mass" to "PTP" enabled me to transfer the photos to my PC--in thumbnail. However, when I try to enlarge the thumbnails to anything larger, neither of my software options (MSFT or Photoshop Elements 2.0) worked. The file extension on each photo is "NEF" which means (I think) the photo is in RAW format.

Any further ideas?
Thanks for your help.

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Nikon NEF
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 29, 2006 9:09 AM PDT

If the file size on the .nef files is about 6 meg, you have captured the full photo image in .nef format.

I am pretty sure that Photoshop Elements 2 cannot read .nef.
Elements 3 and 4 can, after you use Nikon View software to add a nef "add-on" to Elements 3 and 4.
I doubt that microsoft can nead .nef.

You should have gotten "Nikon View" with the camera; it can read .nef.
If you do not have Nikon View, you can download it from the Nikon website.

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Nikon NEF
by pla1945 / April 29, 2006 10:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Nikon NEF

Thanks for the info, snapshot.

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