that programmer Dave Coffin has successfully broken
a proprietary encryption scheme that is used in some Nikon digital
"Because Nikon scrambled a portion of the file, legal worries have kept third-party developers like Adobe Systems from supporting Nikon's uncompressed "raw" photos in their software. Nikon sells its Nikon Capture utility for $100.
"It's an open format now," said programmer Dave Coffin, who posted the decryption code on his Web site this week. "I broke that encryption--I reverse-engineered it."
" The application,
is available for Linux.
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