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Importing PS NEF with sidecar file

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I’m a newbie with very basic question. I have many NEF raw photos with associated sidecar file containing changes to the raw file. Must all the photos be saved as a combined file, such as tif, before importing? Or can the NEF raw file with associated sidecar file be imported?

 

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Hi Budd69 and Welcome to the Forums,

We don't currently support sidecar files, so you wouldn't be able to open them in Affinity.  

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7 hours ago, stokerg said:

We don't currently support sidecar files, so you wouldn't be able to open them in Affinity.  

 But you could export them as tiff, png or jpg whatever suits you.

John

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20 hours ago, Budd69 said:

have many NEF raw photos with associated sidecar file containing changes to the raw file. Must all the photos be saved as a combined file, such as tif, before importing?

If the question is, if you can reuse your NEFs with made changes so far as the sidecar files contain the list of already made changes, the answer is NO. - APh might be able to process your NEF files (depending on the support of the individual Nikon cam and used lenses) but you would have to start with the initial raw NEF files here, since APh doesn't know to read, interpret or make any use out of acompanied sidecar files so far.

Instead, as you already assumed,  you would have to export the so far altered/manupulated NEFs to TIFF, in order to reuse and continue with the processing of the NEF files where you stopped before. - Other than that you would have otherwise to restart the NEF processing from ground up under APh, if not reusing TIFFs here as an exchange format.

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