Camera Raw and Lightroom unable to edit lossless compressed D200 NEF files

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Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom are unable to edit D200 NEF raw files saved as lossless compressed in Capture NX2. Instead of the image, you only see "noise". As I have tons of these NEF files and am changing my workflow to ACR (and Lightroom), I really need to be able to edit these images.
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Hayo Baan

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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Can you please post an example of such a file (i.e., the original NEF)? Then we can take a look at it and see what's going wrong.

Thanks,
Eric
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Hayo Baan

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Hi Eric, thank you for your quick response!

I can easily find you a sample NEF with this problem. Where/how can I upload it?

Please note that the problem is with all (D200) NEF files that have been processed by Nikon Capture NX2 and saved as lossless compressed there (original from camera was uncompressed).

Hope we can get this solved!
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Please send to madmanchan2000@yahoo.com.  The file may be too large to include directly as an attachment, so please use whatever file sharing service (e.g., Dropbox) that you prefer.

I think the underlying issue is that the camera itself doesn't support lossless compressed, and we only ever added support for the formats written directly by the camera.  Anyways, I should know more once I have the file(s).

Thanks,
Eric
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Hi Eric, I just mailed you a sample file.

You are right about the fact that the camera does not offer the lossless compressed option. Many people, like me, may have opted to save them as lossless compressed in Nikon Capture NX2 though to e.g., save space. A search on the internet has shown at least some more threads regarding this issue.

Anyway, with the demise of Capture NX2 and the replacement NX-D being not a replacement at all, I'm switching over to ACR (and Lightroom) completely and need to be able to still access my old files, of course. So I'm really hoping for/depending on lossless compressed NEF support for e.g., D200 files.

Thanks,
Hayo
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Thank you, Hayo. I've responded privately to your email.
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Hi Hayo,

This issue will be fixed in the next dot release of Camera Raw and Lightroom. Thanks again for bringing it to our attention.
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Hayo Baan

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Awesome! Thank you very much. If you need any (beta) testing to be done in the meantime, you can count me in :-)