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User Guide > File Formats and Compressions > File Formats > File Formats Reference > NEF
Full Name Nikon Camera Raw Format
Format ID ImGearFormats.NEF
File Extension(s) *.nef
Data Type Bitmap
Data Encoding Binary
Multi-Page Support No
Alpha Channel Support No
ImageGear Platforms Support WIN32, WIN64, Unix, Unix64, MAC, .NET, .NET64

ImageGear Supported Versions


ImageGear Supported Features

ImageGear Read Support

ImageGear Write Support


ImageGear Filter Control Parameters

See DCRAW Filter Control Parameters.


Nikon digital cameras use this format for storing Raw images.

By default, ImageGear automatically reconstructs colors in raw images during loading. You can disable one or more stages in the automatic color reconstruction, and reconstruct the images programmatically by using ImageGear Processing API. Use filter control parameters to disable specific stages of color reconstruction.

Nikon Raw files are compliant with TIFF/EP standard, and include EXIF metadata. They store a small color preview in the root IFD. An application that does not support NEF can read the root IFD as a regular TIFF image. Raw data is stored in a SubIFD, uncompressed or using huffman compression.