NEF to PNG Converter

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Choose a method if you want to resize the output image.
Choose a compression level to reduce output PNG file size. Lossy method reduce PNG size at the expense of image quality
Lower values give better compression (at the cost of image quality)
Correctly orient the image using the gravity sensor data stored in EXIF
Strip the image of any profiles, EXIF, and comments to reduce size





How to Convert NEF to PNG?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your NEF files.
  2. Click the “Convert to PNG” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download PNG” button

Easy to Use

Simply upload your NEF files and click the convert button. You can also batch convert NEF to PNG format.

Best Quality

We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

Free & Secure

Our NEF to PNG Converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after 2 hours.


What is a NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) file?

Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) is a proprietary file format for Nikon cameras. It is a RAW file format, which means that it includes all of the information about the image captured by the camera’s sensor, such as data about the camera used to take the photo and the settings that were in place when it was taken. NEF files are not compressed and are often referred to as digital negatives.  

How to open a NEF file?

A NEF file must be transferred from a Nikon camera to a computer for viewing and editing. Since NEF is proprietary to Nikon, the best program to use for opening and editing a NEF is Nikon’s Capture NX2 or a post-processing software like Adobe Lightroom.


Converting a NEF file to a non-proprietary format is as simple as opening it in an image-viewing application and saving it as a TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, or any other popular format. If you do not have access to programs that can open NEF files, we recommend converting them via our NEF to JPG tool. However, NEF files are meant to be post-processed first before converting to JPG.


Developed by: Nikon, Inc.

Initial Release: 2002

Useful links:

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/products-and-innovation/nikon-electronic-format-nef.html


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