Nikon Electronic Format or NEF is the file format used exclusively on Nikon cameras. Images in this or any other RAW file format can be called the digital negative, since they contain all the data about the image captured on the camera's sensor. Along with the data about the capturd image, there are other information like details about the lens that has been used, camera settings etc, that are saved along with the image. The NEF files are stored on the memory card present in the camera, in an uncompressed format.
There is a reason behind saving the captured images in an uncompressed format like NEF rather than lossy or compressed formats like JPEG, TIFF etc. Saving the captured images onto the memory card in NEF format prevents in-camera processing of various properties like hue, sharpness etc, from being applied on the captured image. In NEF files, these values get stored as instruction sets in the particular file. This instruction set can later be changed by the user, without disturbing the RAW data of the image. Another substantial benefit of saving images in NEF format is that it produces images that are of far greater tonal range as compared to JPG or JPEG images.
The captured NEF format images can later be converted to different file formats like JPEG, JPG, TIFF etc. This tool is th eperfect solution to recover NEF file format of Nikon digital camera. The NEF photo files can be corrupted due to various reasons, the most common of all being photo loss due to a problem with the software, or due to a system crash. Loss of photos can also occur when converting NEF files to other file formats like JPEG, JPG, TIFF etc, using photo editing utilities, or due to mishandling of the memory card. In such cases, it is best to make use of a photo recovery software that can recover all the deleted and lost photos. Digital image retrieval utility lets you recover photos not only in NEF format, but also photos in other RAW file formats like CRW, CR2, ARW, SR2 etc. You can also perform JPG recovery very efficiently.
This tool is perfectly compatible with all the latest version of Windows & Mac operating systems. Visit here to know image recovery on Mac OS. It is capable of retrieving almost 14 types of picture formats. Along with pictures other media formats like videos & audio files can also be retrieved using this software very easily. The tool has been built with advanced & deep scanning algorithms that makes the recovery fast & effective. This tool can also retrieve cr2 & crw image formats created by Canon digital camera. Click this link to learn more.
Procedure to recover files from professional cameras:
Step 1: Launch the demo version of the software and select "Recover Photos " option as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Main Window
Step 2: Now select "Recover Deleted Photos" or "Recover Lost Photos" as shown in Figure 2. Next, choose the drive from the list on which you want to perfrom recovery
Figure 2. Select Recovery Mode option
Step 3: After the scan select the file preview it and save it to a safe location
Figure 3. Preview File