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File Extension NEF

File Extension NEF or commonly known as Nikon raw image file is the file extension used for raw photos captured by a Nikon digital camera usually a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. This file type stores data exactly as it was captured by charge-coupled device (CCD). This is to retain the original settings such as exposure and white balance of the image and later stored into the computer. When it’s on the computer, further enhancement can be made to the picture using any graphic manipulation software such as Adobe Photoshop.


Where File Extension NEF is used ?

NEF file extension are used only in Nikon digital camera as the file format extension for raw photos captured using Nikon DSLR cameras and this is an uncommon file extension used in only Nikon DSLR cameras.

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File extension TIF

File extension TIF or also known as Tagged Image File Format is a file format that is used to store images like other picture file format like JPG, PNG and GIF. Originally developed by Aldus and as far as 2009, Adobe Systems has gain control of the file format and holds the copyright to the TIFF specification although there’s no major changes since it was first introduced in 1992. The latest version reported of the TIFF file extension format is TIFF 6.0.

Where File Extension TIF is used ?

Basically TIF file extension is used in pictures in the computer and over the internet. Although it’s not as popular as JPG file format or GIF file format, it’s still used widely across the world.

Which Application Needed To Open File Extension TIF ?

Basically there’s a lot of programs that can be used to open TIF file extension. Since this is a universal file format, most graphic editor and viewer program can be used to open the file format. Applications that can be used to open the TIF file extension files are like Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Picture Viewer, Irfanview, The GIMP and ACDSee.

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Satellite TV Competition in America

I talked about satellite television in a few post before this one and here again I will be talking about satellite television or dish network. I covered almost every aspect of it from my frustration on the satellite television provider here in Malaysia, from the monopoly of the certain company, comparing it to the similar satellite dish television in US, how we can use the satellite equipment to access internet, how satellite network is winning the competition from cable TV companies as well as some GPS related articles. Now let’s talk about the competition in US which is the main competitor for another satellite television provider which the San Francisco Satellite Television company.


Basically, this company is running a different satellite television network from Direct TV. The company is providing satellite TV provider from Dish Network, which is the main competitor for Direct TV at the moment. San Francisco satellite tv claims that they are giving more than their competitors and which much lower cost. For starters, they are offering free HBO for 3 months when you subscribe to their satellite television service and giving you a HR-DVR upgrade for free too! They guaranteed a 100% digital programming for all their channels starting from $9.99 per month.

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Getting the most out of Direct tv

I talked about satellite TV a while ago comparing their services and our made in Malaysia satellite TV services of you know who. Anyway, many people come to ask this question. How much better and reliable dish TV compared to cable TV? Well, I’ll try my best to put your questions into the answers that you want.



There’s no doubt the satellite tv is the winner in this area. The fact that cable users are usually limited to urbans and suburbans area, while dish TV can be used even in the rural areas. Satellite TV doesn’t require expensive cabling cost that the cable providers will bear if they want to expand to rural areas. High cost without high returns means absolutely no chance for the rural areas to get paid channels.


The direct tv packages are cheap compared to the cable providers and is very competent. Plus, you have real HDTV experience when using satellite connection instead of cable TV. The picture and sound quality of dish TV is much clearer and better than cable TV. There’s no doubt about packages offered by direct tv.


Channel programming

The channels offered by direct tv programming ranges from few packages and totals up to 265 different channels with HDTV experience and at unbeatable price. Cable TV can’t compete with that many channels and not all of them supports HDTV. Furthermore, with a little upgrade cost, you can record the shows that you love or missed.

From what I can see, dish TV is gaining ground and it’s a tough competitor for the cable TV provider. Soon in the future, it might become the most sought service anywhere. You can watch TV, connect to internet and practically, you can do it wherever you are because it’s using the satellite connection! Remember to carefully read the terms before subscribing to any service!