Nikon has released a new version of its RAW codec, which lets you view NEF files within Windows. Version 1.7.0 now supports NEF (RAW) images taken with the D5000 DSLR camera (pictured).
Website: Nikon RAW Codec 1.7.0
* Supports NEF (RAW) images taken with the D5000.
* The folder to which the software is installed has been changed from “/Windows/System32/” to “/Program Files/Nikon\NEFCodec/”.
* Fixed an issue that caused a message stating that the image was corrupt to be displayed when a photograph for which the “Landscape” or “Portrait” Picture Control had been selected using ViewNX™ was displayed in Windows Photo Gallery on a computer to which optional Picture Controls had not been installed.
* If the user attempted to use Windows Photo Gallery to e-mail an NEF file edited in Capture NX 2™, the JPEG attachment would be cropped to 1,280 × 1,024 pixels. This issue has been resolved.
* Reduced the time need to display NEF files that have had their brightness modified in ViewNX™.