When you try to import compressed Nikon RAW files
that are called Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) files, or when you try to perform any action after
the import operation is complete, Microsoft Expression Media for Windows stops responding.Note
files are primarily
created on Nikon D300 cameras.
This issue occurs because the NEF
compressed file format is new. The Nikon Import Library has not been updated to
work with the
new NEF file format.
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To work around this issue, follow these steps:
- Set a registry entry that forces Expression Media to use
Windows Imaging Component to import files. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open Registry Editor. To do this, use the
appropriate method for your operating system:
- In Windows Vista, click
regedit in the Start Search box, and
then press ENTER.
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- In Windows XP, click Start, click
Run, type regedit, and then press
- Locate and
then click the following registry subkey:
- On the Edit menu, point to
New, and then click String Value.
- Type WICExclude, and then press
- On the Edit menu, click
- In the Value data box, type
MRW,RAF,MOS,STI,EXIF,DCR,X3F, and then click
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Install the
Nikon RAW codec.
To do this, visit the following Web site:
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This workaround may cause Expression Media to read information from some files differently. Therefore, some information, such as color profile, may be unavailable. To restore this information, add the corresponding file type to the WICExclude registry entry as described in the Workaround section.
The following file types can be added to the WICExclude registry entry:
This problem also occurs in Expression Media for Macintosh. However, there is no workaround for Expression Media for Macintosh.
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