A Photography forum. PhotoBanter.com

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » PhotoBanter.com forum » Digital Photography » Digital Photography
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

NEF transfer from Mac OSX or OS9 to Windows XP



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 5th 05, 06:37 PM
Kit Bonin
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default NEF transfer from Mac OSX or OS9 to Windows XP

Hi and thanks in advance,

I have a problem viewing NEF files on my PC (running Windows XP) after
transferring them from my Mac (OSX,10.3). I transfer them by either CD
or compact flash card. When I attempt to view them with Nikon Browser by
clicking the folder that they are in, the program crashes. If I attempt
to open them with Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or 7.0 the program does not crash,
but it is unable to read the files. If I convert them to either jpg or
tif files prior to transferring them, I have no problem. It seems to be
related to the file. I also attempted the transfer using Mac OS9 with
the same problems. I have no problems viewing NEF files downloaded
straight from my camera (Nikon D100) to my PC. Thanks.
  #2  
Old January 6th 05, 06:03 AM
Kevin McMurtrie
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

In article ,
Ed Ruf wrote:

On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 13:37:26 -0500, in rec.photo.digital Kit Bonin
wrote:

Hi and thanks in advance,

I have a problem viewing NEF files on my PC (running Windows XP) after
transferring them from my Mac (OSX,10.3). I transfer them by either CD
or compact flash card. When I attempt to view them with Nikon Browser by
clicking the folder that they are in, the program crashes. If I attempt
to open them with Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or 7.0 the program does not crash,
but it is unable to read the files. If I convert them to either jpg or
tif files prior to transferring them, I have no problem. It seems to be
related to the file. I also attempted the transfer using Mac OS9 with
the same problems. I have no problems viewing NEF files downloaded
straight from my camera (Nikon D100) to my PC. Thanks.


NEFs are just specialized TIF files and IIRC at least way back when
there was an issue between Macs and PC of big vs little endian, ie
whether of not the two 8 bytes pieces were written high or low byte
first. Back in those days I used Graphic Converter as it had an option
to write either format. Don't know if that would work here. Can you
ftp files between machines?
__________________________________________________ ______
Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 )
See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
http://EdwardGRuf.com


Try using the xxd command in terminal.

% xxd -l 4 somefile

0000000: 4d4d 002a MM.*


Big-endian TIFF is 4d4d002a while little-endian TIFF is 49492a00. It's
actually mean to be visually recognizable in a hex dump. "MM.*" for
Motorola big-end and "II*." for Intel little-end.
  #3  
Old January 6th 05, 06:03 AM
Kevin McMurtrie
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

In article ,
Ed Ruf wrote:

On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 13:37:26 -0500, in rec.photo.digital Kit Bonin
wrote:

Hi and thanks in advance,

I have a problem viewing NEF files on my PC (running Windows XP) after
transferring them from my Mac (OSX,10.3). I transfer them by either CD
or compact flash card. When I attempt to view them with Nikon Browser by
clicking the folder that they are in, the program crashes. If I attempt
to open them with Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or 7.0 the program does not crash,
but it is unable to read the files. If I convert them to either jpg or
tif files prior to transferring them, I have no problem. It seems to be
related to the file. I also attempted the transfer using Mac OS9 with
the same problems. I have no problems viewing NEF files downloaded
straight from my camera (Nikon D100) to my PC. Thanks.


NEFs are just specialized TIF files and IIRC at least way back when
there was an issue between Macs and PC of big vs little endian, ie
whether of not the two 8 bytes pieces were written high or low byte
first. Back in those days I used Graphic Converter as it had an option
to write either format. Don't know if that would work here. Can you
ftp files between machines?
__________________________________________________ ______
Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 )
See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
http://EdwardGRuf.com


Try using the xxd command in terminal.

% xxd -l 4 somefile

0000000: 4d4d 002a MM.*


Big-endian TIFF is 4d4d002a while little-endian TIFF is 49492a00. It's
actually mean to be visually recognizable in a hex dump. "MM.*" for
Motorola big-end and "II*." for Intel little-end.
  #4  
Old January 6th 05, 06:57 PM
Kit Bonin
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks for the response. Believe it or not, I am still on dial-up at
home, which makes it difficult FTP between machines since I don't have a
network set up where they can both communicate. It would also take
forever to send 1 uncompressed NEF over a dial-up connection. I do have
space on my work and website servers. I'll try a few files and see if it
works. Thanks.



Kevin McMurtrie wrote:

In article ,
Ed Ruf wrote:


On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 13:37:26 -0500, in rec.photo.digital Kit Bonin
wrote:


Hi and thanks in advance,

I have a problem viewing NEF files on my PC (running Windows XP) after
transferring them from my Mac (OSX,10.3). I transfer them by either CD
or compact flash card. When I attempt to view them with Nikon Browser by
clicking the folder that they are in, the program crashes. If I attempt
to open them with Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or 7.0 the program does not crash,
but it is unable to read the files. If I convert them to either jpg or
tif files prior to transferring them, I have no problem. It seems to be
related to the file. I also attempted the transfer using Mac OS9 with
the same problems. I have no problems viewing NEF files downloaded
straight from my camera (Nikon D100) to my PC. Thanks.


NEFs are just specialized TIF files and IIRC at least way back when
there was an issue between Macs and PC of big vs little endian, ie
whether of not the two 8 bytes pieces were written high or low byte
first. Back in those days I used Graphic Converter as it had an option
to write either format. Don't know if that would work here. Can you
ftp files between machines?
________________________________________________ ________
Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 )
See images taken with my CP-990/5700 & D70 at
http://EdwardGRuf.com



Try using the xxd command in terminal.

% xxd -l 4 somefile

0000000: 4d4d 002a MM.*


Big-endian TIFF is 4d4d002a while little-endian TIFF is 49492a00. It's
actually mean to be visually recognizable in a hex dump. "MM.*" for
Motorola big-end and "II*." for Intel little-end.

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rotating JPG's, Windows explorer context menu, ImageMagick, anyone? Robert Barr Digital Photography 20 December 10th 04 12:41 AM
Transfer image to canvas Tim Digital Photography 22 October 12th 04 06:07 PM
Windows XP and Mac OS-X put "stuff" on my card Bruce Patis Digital Photography 13 October 10th 04 04:45 AM
Transfer time John Wright Digital Photography 11 August 25th 04 12:09 AM
Kodak Easyshare...not easy with me! KILOWATT Digital Photography 0 July 3rd 04 11:05 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2018 PhotoBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.