I just bought PS Elements 2021 for editing my photos. But PS doens't open my NEF data out of the Nikon Z6 II. I have installed the newest update but it doesn't work. For testing I converted an NEF into DNG but it doens't work really well (the picture looks a lot different). So is there any possability of opening NEF data?
This tells you that your camera requires the ACR plugin version 13.1 and that the latest Elements version (2021) only provides 13.0.
- The ACR 13.2 or 13.1 you have downloaded is for the full Photoshop, not for Elements which is always updated to its limited version many months later. The Elements ACR can only be updated from the menu Help >> updates.
- You have used the DNG converter which covers this camera raw format. So, you can really open NEF (Z6II version) already. The default DNG settings are more or less different than the look of the jpegs from the camera, that's normal.
It's up to you to choose the best profile in ACR as a start from your personal edits.
Nobody who knows is allowed to say if and when a new update for PSE2021 will be issued before the next version in September.