Nikon Z7 jpegs and NEFs not recognized by LR for import

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First time digitally scanning film negatives (had been using Epson 850 flatbed). I scanned my Portra color negs using my Nikon Z7. I shot both jpegs and NEF (raw). When I tried importing the files into Lightroom (latest Mac OS and latest LR), I see the images in the import window, but they are grayed out and the Import button is similarly not available. I have had no problems with importing Z7 "regular" originals into LR.  The files are appropriately .jpg and .NEF tagged, and the Mac file system lists them as the proper "Kind".

 

I tried opening the jpegs in Photoshop and saving them as jpegs. This seems to make LR happy, and I can import them (though this must be individually done for every jpeg). I can then invert with NLP plugin.  This, though, is a clumsy  and time consuming process.

 

The NEFs are another issue, since there is no option in PS to save as NEFs, I'd have to go with TiFFs. I tried contacting Adobe, but the wait time for Chat and phone is over an hour, and who knows if I would ever get in touch with anyone who understands this somewhat "unusual" issue.

 

I have verified that the files are the appropriate file type using Get Info.  I can also open them in Photoshop (as noted above), and in Nikon's own raw converter.  But LR is a no-go for some reason.  Attached is what I get when I try Syncing the folder in LR- it see the files but they won't import.

 

Has anyone run into a similar problem, and hopefully resolved it?

I used the CC App to uninstall and reinstall LR, that looks to have resolved the problem.

 

Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions!

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Nikon Z7 jpegs and NEFs not recognized by LR for import

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First time digitally scanning film negatives (had been using Epson 850 flatbed). I scanned my Portra color negs using my Nikon Z7. I shot both jpegs and NEF (raw). When I tried importing the files into Lightroom (latest Mac OS and latest LR), I see the images in the import window, but they are grayed out and the Import button is similarly not available. I have had no problems with importing Z7 "regular" originals into LR.  The files are appropriately .jpg and .NEF tagged, and the Mac file system lists them as the proper "Kind".

 

I tried opening the jpegs in Photoshop and saving them as jpegs. This seems to make LR happy, and I can import them (though this must be individually done for every jpeg). I can then invert with NLP plugin.  This, though, is a clumsy  and time consuming process.

 

The NEFs are another issue, since there is no option in PS to save as NEFs, I'd have to go with TiFFs. I tried contacting Adobe, but the wait time for Chat and phone is over an hour, and who knows if I would ever get in touch with anyone who understands this somewhat "unusual" issue.

 

I have verified that the files are the appropriate file type using Get Info.  I can also open them in Photoshop (as noted above), and in Nikon's own raw converter.  But LR is a no-go for some reason.  Attached is what I get when I try Syncing the folder in LR- it see the files but they won't import.

 

Has anyone run into a similar problem, and hopefully resolved it?

I used the CC App to uninstall and reinstall LR, that looks to have resolved the problem.

 

Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions!

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Is this a Z7, or a Z7ii?

 

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Please post your System Information as Lightroom Classic (LrC) reports it. In LrC click on Help, then System Info, then Copy. Paste that information into a reply. Please present all information from first line down to and including Plug-in Info. Info after Plug-in info can be cut as that is just so much dead space to us non-Techs.

 

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Please do not use the attach file option. Many members absolutly refuse to open attachments. 

 

Instead use the insert photo biutton.

Please use the Insert Photo button.png

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Please post a  screenshot of your LrC Import screen.

 

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And, when importing, is the SD card in a card reader, or in the camera?

 

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Files are on the computer in a folder, having been downloaded from the card to the folder.  This is the way I have been doing it for years, never had a problem like this with thousands of files and importing into LR.

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