Nikon NIS-Elements ND2

Extensions: .nd2

Developer: Nikon USA


BSD-licensed: No

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions:

Reader: ND2Reader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Freely Available Software:

We currently have:

We would like to have:

  • an official specification document


Pixels: 4 - Very Good

Metadata: 3 - Good

Openness: 2 - Fair

Presence: 4 - Very Good

Utility: 4 - Very Good

Additional Information

Additional options are available for reading or writing this format type, see Additional reader and writer options for information.

There are two distinct versions of ND2: an old version, which uses JPEG-2000 compression, and a new version which is either uncompressed or Zip-compressed. We are not aware of the version number or release date for either format.

Bio-Formats uses the JAI Image I/O Tools library to read ND2 files compressed with JPEG-2000.