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Feature #9759

Support Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED NEFs

Added by zsolt boda over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed: won't fix
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
Developers
Category:
General
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/03/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

Hi,
can't open nef file. Is it a bug or my bad? I have 1.4
TIA!

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#1 Updated by Pascal Obry over 5 years ago

I've been working on more than 200 .nef these last 2 days. Can't be that simple :) So we'll need more information to track this down. Which camera? Do you have a .nef to share? Which OS? Version?

#2 Updated by zsolt boda over 5 years ago

Pascal Obry wrote:

I've been working on more than 200 .nef these last 2 days. Can't be that simple :) So we'll need more information to track this down. Which camera? Do you have a .nef to share? Which OS? Version?

Hi Pascal,
thx for the quick reply.
Its a Nikon Scanner, Ubuntu 12.10 and here is a sample file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ub0i5awg4ded7za/1501.nef
Bests
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#3 Updated by Pascal de Bruijn over 5 years ago

  • Priority changed from Medium to Low
  • Status changed from New to Closed: won't fix
  • Subject changed from image *.nef is not available to Support Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED NEFs
  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature

Darktable supports NEFs from Nikon digital cameras, not scanners.

This NEF produced by Nikon scanner software probably isn't a real RAW file in the first place (probably no bayer pattern), and to be honest I don't see why you'd want to use the highly proprietary NEF format in the first place, since it would seem this is a regular bitmap scan.

It makes much more sense to use regular (relatively compatible) TIFFs for this purpose.

#4 Updated by zsolt boda over 5 years ago

Hi,
thx and this might be of help: http://justsolve.archiveteam.org/wiki/Nikon

Pascal de Bruijn wrote:

Darktable supports NEFs from Nikon digital cameras, not scanners.

This NEF produced by Nikon scanner software probably isn't a real RAW file in the first place (probably no bayer pattern), and to be honest I don't see why you'd want to use the highly proprietary NEF format in the first place, since it would seem this is a regular bitmap scan.

It makes much more sense to use regular (relatively compatible) TIFFs for this purpose.

#5 Updated by Pascal de Bruijn over 5 years ago

As indicated, you should configure your scanner software to scan straight to TIFF or JPG, there is no sensible reason to be using NEFs. It's probably one of the worst cases of truly useless vendor lockin I've ever seen.

That said, as the page you linked mentions, there is a little standalone tool which you can use to convert your image to a more sensible format (you need gcc and graphicsmagick installed):

wget http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/scan.c
gcc scan.c -o scan
./scan 1501.nef | convert -quality 97 -sampling-factor 1x1 - 1501.jpg

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