Tested with: Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04
I love my Nikon D7100. I take hundreds, and hundreds of photos with it and I shoot everything in RAW (NEF) format. As a result, when a situation comes up that I need to get the pictures to someone quickly, converting them to jpg can be annoying, and tedious. This is how I quickly convert NEF files from the NIKON to JPG so I can get them to others quickly
First you must have ufraw-batch installed. You can verify it’s installed by opening the terminal and typing:
The output should look something like this:
JPEG2000 (libjasper) disabled.
If it’s not installed you can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ufraw-batch
If you want the ability to do individual files as well as some GUI tools, install ufraw as well. Personally if I’m going to edit pictures I prefer Darktable, so ufraw-batch is the tool I needed. To install both run the following.
sudo apt-get install ufraw ufraw-batch
Drop all the NEF files you would like to change into the same folder, then create a second folder to drop your jpg images in. I simply use a folder called jpg since it’s usually temporary anyways. Make sure you’re in the folder with the NEF files and issue the following command.
ufraw-batch --out-type=jpeg --out-path=./jpg ./*.NEF
Go grab a cup of coffee if you have a bunch of them to do.