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Old Apr 13, 2003, 2:39 AM   #1
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Default NEC Raw Image Format and Photoshop Elements 2.0

I finally took same photographs in the raw format, but was disappointed that Photoshop Elements 2.0 couldn't handle the 48 bit RGB format. When I try to open the image with Elements, I'm confronted with a dialog box that states:

This document is in an unsupported color depth. Convert to default color depth?

Selecting yes at this stage seriously degrades the color in the image. Selecting no gets you nowhere as the image isn't opened.

I also have Photoshop 5.0 LE and I can open a RAW image file with it. I can also change the color depth to 8-bit, but the color degradation is not apparent.

1.) Why is the conversion with Elements so much worse than with Photoshop 5.0 LE?

2.) If you use Elements 2.0 with RAW image format files (NEF), how do you deal with this conversion?

3.) Do you have any other suggestions with dealing with RAW files?

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Old Apr 14, 2003, 10:25 AM   #2
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I have nikon view editor 6 installed on my computer (and I don't know if 5 or before works as well, if not, you can download the program from nikon web site), with this program you can open your RAW files and modify the color balance and other basic settings and then save the image as tiff image 8bits, that way you can read the image on your photoshop elements 2!!!
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