All digital cameras use some sort of raw image file formats. A raw image contains the raw data without using any compression or encapsulation. Because of this it is considered the highest quality of image file format. Nikon, the popular digital camera manufacturers, use NEF file format for storing the raw image data. NEF stands for Nikon Electronic Format and uses no compression at all.
If you want to use NEF in regular image file editors, then you have to first convert NEF into other more popular file formats such as JPEG, PNG or BMP. We can use a freeware called “NEF to JPG Converter” to convert the NEF raw image files into JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIF and BMP file formats. In fact, it also supports many other raw image files as source and other image file formats such as HEIC/HEIF, HDR, DNG, NRW, ORF, RW2, RAF, CR2.
NEF to JPG Converter is a portable application and does not require any installation. It has a very simple user interface. You can choose a destination file format, picture compression/quality, whether you want to resize the image and provide the width of new images (if resizing is required). You can choose an output folder too. After this you have to drag-n-drop source images on its window or click on the camera image and then select the source images. It will instantly convert all the images that were dropped on its window, you can check the output folder as it gets populated with the converted image files.
NEF to JPG Converter is a portable application and works offline. Your pictures are not sent over any server online and everything is done on your computer. It depends on your computer’s hardware, how fast it can finish the image file format conversion.
You can download NEF to JPG Converter from https://www.pdfzilla.com/neftojpgconverter.html.