Benoît Marchal , Apr 07, 2005; 03:32 p.m.
You need a digital developer. Nikon View offers the option to open RAW files and save them as JPEG (TIFF is better incidentally) but, unless memory fails, it is very limited. You cannot modify many parameters.
Nikon has a high-end product, called Nikon Capture, that offers more control.
Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements 3 include Camera RAW which will also open RAW files but they offer lots of control over the conversion, like Nikon Capture.
Other products include Bibble and Capture One.
Which one you choose depends on your needs and your workflow (e.g. Camera RAW boosts an excellent integration with Photoshop). Nikon View is the most limited tool however and it's hard to recommend it.