Today Microsoft announced that it will enable consumers to easily work with RAW files in current and future versions of Windows. Microsoft plans to deliver native support for digital camera RAW images for digital imaging industry leaders including Adobe Systems Inc., Canon Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. and Nikon Corp.
“Nikon is supporting Microsoft’s new operating system and compatible software, which will enable efficient and accurate handling of Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) RAW digital image file format. Through collaboration with Microsoft, we are confident that the expanded potential to use Nikon’s NEF will contribute substantially to the overall development of the photography industry’s use of RAW files among the broadest market.”
— Kasuyuki Kazami, General Manager, Nikon