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Compatibility with NEF files from the Nikon Z8


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3 minutes ago, Kronoz said:

Support for NEF files from the Nikon Z8 camera has not been introduced in the latest 2.2.0 update either. I wish they could fix it and add it in the next version. Thanks for your attention.

That (as already said x-times before here in the forum) depends for the APh based RAW-engine on the LibRAW library (a third-party used library) and thus on LibRAW's support for the Nikon Z8. - Pretty much the same as for the alternative usable Apple macOS RAW engine under macOS, here macOS Ventura also doesn't support the Nikon Z8 yet.

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The NEF (Lossless compression) files from my Z8 will open properly in Affinity 2.2 on my Windows 10 PC, whereas the NEF (High efficiency*) and NEF (High efficiency) files just produce a black square at the moment. Are the larger NEF image files (~50-57Mb) a problem? I have not compared the quality of the 3 NEF formats, but I suspect that most enthusiasts and professionals would want the Lossless compression option.

Would Affinity subscribing to the Extended Support offerred by LibRAW make any difference? Perhaps they could put in a request for the NEF (HE*) and NEF (HE) file formats to be supported.

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20 hours ago, IRO said:

Would Affinity subscribing to the Extended Support offerred by LibRAW make any difference? Perhaps they could put in a request for the NEF (HE*) and NEF (HE) file formats to be supported.

I'm not 100% certain in regards to your specific camera, however I do believe this is something our team are considering and discussing further with LibRAW :)

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