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You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly. You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. Thread starter dabhand16 Start date Mar 4, Find out more about its updates and enhancements in our review. Nick B. Just got the Nikon e-mail and downloaded it. Haven’t had time to try it out but it looks interesting.

BobG Member Supporting Member. Hermann Active member. BobG said:. Click to expand Warren D Well-known member. Hermann said:. So do the latest versions of NX-D. I’m quite interested in how this new software performs.

I’ll give it a try. What I don’t know is whether it will mess up my present installation of NX-D. I guess I’ll have to try to run both on one of my old machines before I put it on my main machine. Davej Member. It leaves NXD on my mac. NX-i is no longer required and is removed. Download very straight forward and there are manuals for Studio and Transfer. James C. I just got the e-mail from Nikon this morning about their new NX Studio photo processing software.

I’m currently trying to learn how to use Affinity Photo. Thanks for your input. It is completely free!

Free so no harm in having a look? I have downloaded and used it on my laptop and my experiene match those who have already posted. I did notice that in the top toolbar, there is no longer a box at the right for Dual Monitor. Does anybody have any experience with Nikon Studiio with two monitors? I could not find this addressed in the manual for Studio. I plan to test out the speed of rendering RAW images in the browser. One of my issues with View NX-i is that once you star rate the images or add keywords, the rendering is much slower than without anything added to the image.

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You are using an out of date browser. It may not display this or other websites correctly. You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. Thread starter dabhand16 Start date Mar 4, Find out more about its updates and enhancements in our review. Nick B. Just got the Nikon e-mail and downloaded it. Haven’t had time to try it out but it looks interesting.

BobG Member Supporting Member. Hermann Active member. BobG said:. Click to expand The following restrictions on the number of movies and still images that can be added to the storyboard apply. Windows – A project containing up to 10 movies, or a total of 30 movies and still images, can be previewed and exported. Mac – A project containing 4 H. However, when H. However, all other operations function properly. Images with sidecar files ViewNX 2 processes images without using sidecar files.

Therefore, processing results will differ from those achieved with processing using Capture NX-D. Installation under OS X version Should this occur, please add the applications to the Dock yourself as needed.

System requirements Windows Microsoft Windows 8. Memory RAM bit Windows 8. Interface A built-in USB port is required. Turn off all virus-scanning software, exit ViewNX 2 and any other applications that may be running before proceeding with this installation. A bit version and a bit version of this software are available for Windows operating systems. Download the appropriate file for your computer’s operating system and run the file.

Download the appropriate file for your operating system to your computer and run the file. I highly appreciated these interesting comparisons and as retired pro-photographer the most important for me is the easy and fast understanding of an editing photo software, with of course a wide range of really efficient parameters to get the finest desirable result.

The free softwares of Nikon are not bad but they don’t bring to me what I need, even the “conversion” to another format: Tiff and Jpeg, nothing else though converting a NEF to a DNG would be so appreciated, namely for enabling the future necessary color management of your work creating the camera profile, calibrating the monitor when retouching, the correspondance between the photo colors on screen and its output on the photo dedicated pro-printer thanks to the ICC profiles of the used papers.

Camera Raw enables this because by saving the raw and its chosen parameters in DNG. DNG is really a must for me and Nikon does not enable this I have used Capture NX-d and like it. I have not heard good things about the Fuji raw converter which is based on silkypix.

I think you’d have to resort to editing the exif to make that one work tricking the software to think you have nikon files. Flow – no, I am not talking specifically about this article, but OEM raw editors in general. I am only familiar with CNX-d. But I think every OEM has their own raw editor. I am curious about Fuji – is their raw editor any good?

I have been given to understand that Nikon’s software is also based on Silkypix. I used the Fuji version 7 or 8 years ago and it worked pretty much the same as NX-D.

Slow, but with some weird and interesting adjustment possibilities. I use View NX-I almost exclusively. It does what I need at this point and as the post says its far easier to use for basic edits that Capture. But the problem I’m currently encountering and I know I’m not the only one is the blockage of final photo processing with my new MacBook Air M1.

Once the changes are made on the photos, I launch the final conversion and the file remains in the queue. Nothing happens. It’s been going on for weeks and, for the moment, no update has solved the problem at least not for the French version of Capture NX-D. Capture NX-d is slide-car just like lightroom, your edit save is saved to a separate folder which only the software can read. Capture NX like older Nikon capture has u-point adjustment, don’t think view has it.

For View, you can see your edit on any computers with View if you move or copy the file. For editing speed slidecar is faster, because for View every commends is saved as you edit and you get a short freeze on a slower computer. While Nikon software looks more like what it should be, I still prefer Lightroom 6 for editing options. Why I open capture nx along with lightroom sometimes to make sure I know what the color color is.

I do have calibrated duel monitors. What, ok thanks for the update. I guess I haven’t gotten the latest version.

I just use capture nx d. Good to know. That is because Adobe is miles ahead of any other software for AI Auto that actually works. I used the auto adjustments for a short period and still find them occasionally useful Smart Lighting can bring shadows up without compromising highlights quickly and well, lens adjustments are great if you want an absolutely clinically optically correct image — I often don’t. For NR, I find that a setting around 12 for DeepPrime and 20 for Prime almost always provide the most natural looking results.

Generally no longer a fan of automated clarity as images basically look oversharpened in every program: if you are looking for more clarity, the Fine slider in the Contrast section is the most important tool for natural looking pop. Returning to automated settings, DxO Photolab will adjust all of the above on opening any image if that’s the preset you choose.

I’ve got my preferred settings as the starting preset, as that gives me the exact starting point I like for my own corrections. If a given set requires a tweak to that starting preset, it’s easy to build takes about ten seconds. I’ll step in and put in a good word for CNX-D. It’s free, it’s full function, and I find it easy enough to use. With these things, it always comes down to familiarity and I’ve been quite a few years now.

First View NX is not designed for editing- it is a viewer. Capture NX-D is. Second the Nikon softwares produce more accurate colour than Adobe. The Nikon softwares LACK the ability to increase micro-contrast with the far better noise reduction and sharpening that DXO has, and Adobe softwares are handicapped by the crude 0.

I regularly use 0. DXO also provides a better gradation to Nikon Raw files over the Adobe softwares, which are convenient but hardly able to do justice to anything as the sharpening is so very crude with high res images.

If you like Nikon software colors better, that’s fine, but don’t get carried away. Lightroom’s sharpening is the best I’ve found with the best balance of artifacts and detail. It’s nice to have all those controls all together in one spot. If you don’t want to become a professional computer jockey instead of a photographer – CNX-d is so much faster to get good colors than playing with dials and switches in ACR all day long.

Lightroom’s Camera Standard is one of the best raw conversions available without any need for neurotic color twiddling. No, actually, Lightroom’s interface is by FAR the easiest, fastest and most intuitive.

Tutorials are available if you’re having trouble. String – then, the camera? Because apart from custom white balance – most people just let the camera choose and then do adjustments in post. I would rather spend my time with contrast white point, black point, and curves than spend all of my time fiddling around in ACR trying to get good color. NX-d give me good color easily. You have no need to use ACR, that’s what LR is for; make, buy or download a custom profile and set it up to apply to all your nef files on import These little low res thumbnails are moronic, and thats being nice about it.

The interface is a essentially a cross platform java app-style, and it looks inoffensive but nothing close to a modern UI stack. The single most outdated, not modern looking interface is that of Lightroom Classic. No other application or codebase is older, slower and less user friendly than that one. Capture One is way more modern, as is every other image editing application that like Affinity Photo or Pixelmator. The Lightroom modern apps are a different story but they lack so many features that you cannot compare them to Capture One.

My favorite interface is Capture One on Mac. It is slightly less great on a Windows computer but that is more down to Windows. DaVinci is such a great interface on Windows that it doesn’t support proper scaling on high-resolution screens without getting blurry. So not. It looks like more could have been done with the Nikon software. Some of the images look like shadows are not raised enough in the View NX-i recipe.

That makes skin look dark and unnatural. The exposure looks cranked up in ACR. That along with some simple white balance chagnes in View could have made the images almost identical. Having just got a good Nikon camera an having read this i decided to download both view and capture on windows 10, in download window it says something about antivirus no additional antivirus other than windows anyone got any clues as to what to do, cheers in advance.

It provides much more control than you would expect for a free RAW developer provided by the camera manufacturer. For cataloging the images I am using a specialized program which interacts quite well with Capture NX-D by also managing its side car files.

If you have ideas and wishes for this program, please let me know. It is under active development. Your program fotoarray looks interesting Julian. Could you point to some independent reviews of it?

As you mention, U-points are fantastic. I’ve paid hundreds to have them in DxO Photolab where the interface and workflow are truly a joy. Free in Capture NX-D is a wonderful opportunity for Nikon photographers to get started with u-points.

As mentioned – the demo is practically not restricted it shows a banner and a message from time to time. The setup exe is digitally signed by my company, the OSX version is notarized by Apple. There is also a ZIP which just requires unpacking for launch without admin rights. The windows version also runs in the “Windows Sandbox” – although a bit slower, since there is no hardware acceleration.

The concept of fotoARRAY allows its use as a catalog browser – with software, catalog and image files being stored on a hard drive to manage the photography “legacy”. Even now the stacking into one instance variable feathering. Nikon u-point is not even close. The radial filter is my favorite feature of LightRoom – It is a quick possibility to enhance exposure or apply a vignette. This makes it is a good tool to make local color adjustments. I am actually not against the subscription per-se.

The price is also pretty low, compared to prices for lenses and similar. But I see a problem to have an image catalog based on rented software. I maybe want to locate images in the future or give the catalog to somebody else who does not have a subscription or cannot install the software required to open the catalog. I would rather have my teeth drilled without benefit of novocaine than process raws in any Nikon software.

It’s so fast and easy; no other program opens RAW files so quickly. The new programs also lack the capacity to create new RAW files. Unfortunately my D is the last camera that’s compatible. One of the nice things about NX-D is the color control points, for adjusting hue, saturation, brightness, contrast etc. Not as advanced as the ones in Capture NX2, but still very nice. I have compared sharpness and details when using NX-D to LR, Capture One, DxO, Acdsee etc, and it provides the absolutely best details and sharpness “out of the box” and with the least effort, where the other apps require a lot more work and then some of them can’t even provide the same level of details.

One thing that is quite annoying with NX-D is that it is really slow a loading large folders with images. Regarding the menus and layout of NX-D it is just a matter of getting used to and I don’t think it is more confusing than LR was the first time I used it. I almost stopped using LR, even though it is more advanced, due to the dreaded catalog that quite often got corrupted.

NX-D just creates a sub-folder with one little file with the edits for each image. Capture One I don’t care about because it costs far too much for what you get.

Reilly, there is no way that fine detail is any more detailed with Adobe Lightroom than DxO. If that’s the case for you, you don’t have the right settings dialed in DxO which has many different modules to allow photographers to increase resolution without oversharpening. If you are talking about oversharpening, then Adobe is almost unmatched. The atrocious Luminar might have taken the crown for oversharpening though in its last two versions. You’d fail in a double blind test on these.

I would too. If the Adobe conversion looks like a smartphone to you – then so does the Nikon conversion The difference between the Nikon software and others, generally, is when you have strong colors.

Red, blue, yellow, etc. Facial tones up close in good lighting. The sample you show has no colors except gray and muted blue, and grayish blue.

Capture NX-D isn’t exactly the pinnacle of free software available for Nikon users. It’s just another SilkyPix rebadge, with some Nikon custom profiles added and a reskin.

Sure – but that’s a good thing. I see no faults in this program. The one thing it misses are layers, but it has U-Points for local color correction. Well, it’s not the full version of Capture One, but there is a free version of Capture One Express for Nikon available here:. The free version of CaptureOne is basically a demo. It’s horribly crippled. Might just work for someone who doesn’t really care to do any post-production on his or her photos but has decided to shoot RAW anyway.

One does benefit from the decent colour profiles CaptureOne does offer very good Sony profiles unlike Adobe. I looked at the Capture One Express for Canon and some other manufacturers. Crippled junk. Barely more than a conversion tool. It appears that Silkypix designed the background software structure.

Nikon designed the subroutines for the colors, contrast curves, white balance ranges, etc. Nothing is perfect, but it does a very good job for most photos. Not as good for poorly exposed photos. If you habe used Silkypix you will notice a very great difference in the two programs. I really want to see the article on Olympus Workspace vs.

Given the current situation of Olympus, will there be? The reason why I want a more professional comparison is because I really can’t adjust the beautiful Olympus colors with ACR. DPR would agree with you about Oly default colours as well. They often say how good the ooc jpg colour is. Check this out:. The “ACR colors suck” is basically internet echo chamber drivel. Owning equipment from “the dark side” one of the issues with RAW converters is the ability to correct the lens profiles well.


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