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Converting NEF to PNG

NEF represents the extension typically associated with RAW images taken with Nikon cameras. Most professional photographers shoot in RAW mode because this allows them to make a series of adjustments during post-processing, including noise removal, white balance or the correction of under/overexposure without reducing the image quality. As opposed to JPEG or other compressed formats, which include predefined values for aspects such as white balance or brightness and color depth, RAW images allow the photographer more freedom in shaping how the final image will actually look.

The PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file format was designed in the mid-1990s as an improved alternative to the previously existing JPG and GIF formats, and as an extension which would be particularly web-friendly. In time, PNG files have gained a wide popularity and are highly appreciated at the moment for their ability to provide a lossless compression of images, which translates in high-quality and detailed renderings.

So, how to change NEF into PNG?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert NEFs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.

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Load NEF Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .nef files you intend to convert into .png because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select NEFs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .png files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select PNG as Output Format

Then pick the PNG as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Online NEF to PNG converter

reaConverter is a great solution for efficiently managing a large amount of files, on a frequent basis. However, if you are planning to convert only a few NEF photos and only once in a while, then you can also try Imverter, free online RAW converter.

Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert NEF to PNG via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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