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Software for D5300 raw files

JHFoto5 4 39 England
24 Aug 2014 11:05PM
I am using Elements 11 and it does not accept raw file from my 5300, what software do I need ???

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thewilliam 9 6.1k
24 Aug 2014 11:21PM
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.
AndS 5 2.2k United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 11:24PM
Try looking here should get you there with the latest DNG converter
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
24 Aug 2014 11:57PM
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
daibev Plus
14 308 Wales
25 Aug 2014 8:39AM
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.
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
25 Aug 2014 11:13AM
You might also like to try these:

Raw Therapee


Both do a good job and are free.
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 8:55AM
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.
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
26 Aug 2014 9:02AM

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.
JHFoto5 4 39 England
5 Sep 2014 3:23PM
Sorted now I sold Elements 11 on Ebay and bought Elements 12 for the same amount....
NorvaldO 3 1 Norway
15 Oct 2014 11:57PM
Shoot in RAW (.NEF) and use DxO Optics Pro.
Needs some work to learn , but after that. Best there is.
JHFoto5 4 39 England
16 Oct 2014 10:18AM
I had a bargain with Elements 12 so I am OK now...........Smile
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Oct 2014 12:57PM
When you say you sold PE 11 on eBay........hadn't you already used the licence?
JHFoto5 4 39 England
16 Oct 2014 4:23PM
Of course but that make no difference to the buyer. What happens if you have to change your computer so yes the license is transferable
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
16 Oct 2014 9:46PM
If you sell second hand Adobe software you need to get a Licence Transfer from Adobe.
JHFoto5 4 39 England
16 Oct 2014 10:22PM
If you say so........................Smile

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