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I am using Elements 11 and it does not accept raw file from my 5300, what software do I need ???
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You probably just need the software patch for your specific camera.
Every Nikon seems to have a slightly different RAW format so every time I buy a camera, I have to download the appropriate software from the Adobe site. A minor irritation but it's free.
Try looking here should get you there with the latest DNG converter
You could go to Nikons site and download their own software it is called Capture NX-D I find it to be good and easy to use also photoshop cc has support for your camera I know as I have the same camera and use cc as well
I would go for Capture NX-D as well. It is a much better tool than the RAW editor in elements.
It will allow you to open the file in elements as a tif once you have applied the RAW adjustments.
The new version is now free, unlike NX2.
Lightroom is also very good.
You might also like to try these:
Both do a good job and are free.
You have 2 options.
Either use Nikon NXD which is remarkably good for a free product, or buy more advanced software.
If you buy advanced software, as you do not have Lightroom or full PhotoShop both together cost about £108 a year (sometimes less on offer) including all updates on a £9 a month subscription. I think this is good value, at least in the first year, compared to paying more than half as much up front for Elements or Lightroom in isolation.
With the full PhotoShop/Lightroom package you do not have to be online to use it. Both sit on your hard drive and you can use them anytime as long as your subscription is current.
As a first step I suggest free NXD.
There is a steep initial learning curve with Lightroom finding out how to get images into the Lightroom catalogue, and full PhotoShop can take a long time to learn.
A downside of Lightroom/Photoshop is opening an image in Lightroom dumps most adjustments previously made in Nikon (or Canon) software unless you have previously separately saved as a TIFF/jpeg. You may have to repeat changes previously made in Lightroom.
You may have to repeat changes previously made in Lightroom.
CORECTION - this should be changes previously made in Nikon or a lot of other software.
Sorted now I sold Elements 11 on Ebay and bought Elements 12 for the same amount....
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