You can produce digital negatives (.dgn) from any of the possible digital photograph raw sources in a special editor for photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or similar. Nikon raws (.nef) are well supported in modern programs, so you should have no trouble finding one. Also the software bundled together with Nikon devices may possibly support DNG export.
Convert Nikon Digital SLR camera RAW image to Adobe Digital Negative file.
We found 8 software records in the database related to .nef to .dng file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert nef to dng on Windows
Adobe's professional tools for RAW image management and post-production
Convert from nef file format
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The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned nef to dng. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
One of the best bitmap graphic editing program
Program used to manage pictures and photos
Utility used to convert RAW digital pictures to Adobe DNG RAW format.
A complete image retouching program
Fast and inexpensive app for creating impressive landscape images
Apple macOS / Mac OS X software - convert nef to dng on OS X
Mac version of popular digital image editor
Linux/Unix software - convert nef to dng on Linux
A digital photo editing and converting software for Linux