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 NEF 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 Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
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Note 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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