Viewing Nikon NEF and Canon CR2 RAW in Windows 7

I was browsing a few forums over the weekend and noticed many people asked how to look at the raw file (Nikon NEF) in Windows 7. I would like to share that with you.

At Microsoft Photorgraphy website (, there are links to various major camera manufacture's support site listing a program you can download and install.

For Nikon, go to: and download the latest nef codec. After you install it, reboot your computer. This will allow you to look at Nikon NEF raw images in the Windows 7 explorer folder structure.

Another added bonus information I've came across recently is Adobe Lightroom Preset. You can download 120+ free preset here ( Thanks to Frank Wise @ Faded and Blurred for posting that. You can follow the post (


Descanso Gardens Photo Walk

A week ago I recently participated in a pretty neat photo walk with a group from Faded and Blurred ( at Descanso Gardens. This happens to be my first group photo walk I've ever done. It was pretty exciting opportunity to see many other photographers, most of which do it as a profession and other as a hobby. If anyone interested in joining the photo walk, please visit for information.

Descanso Garden 
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-4391

Here are some shots from the walk. Hope you enjoy it.

Descanso Garden Gallery: