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Do I need the ultimate collection. Money is not the greatest consideration but I would rather not pay hundreds of dollars for something I don’t need. What do you think??? Hi Carmela, If you are already using Lightroom and are comfortable with it, then there is absolutely no reason or advantage for you to own Capture NX2.

This blog has a discount for Nik products, so you can use that to save a little money and I think there is a 15 or 30 day return policy if you change your mind.

Hi Michael, Sorry for the delayed response. NX2 is a great value and lets you hit the ground running very fast to create good results thanks to the power of Nik’s U-Point technology. Lightroom with the Nik suite is going to be sufficent for many, but when it is used with Photoshop you have the added benefit of using layer masks to selectively remove the impact of the filters in a way that in some cases might be faster or more effective than using U-Point controls.

That’s its primiary benefit, but that’s a lot of money to pay to get that benefit. I own Lightroom 2. I still can’t live without Lightroom though as it is my image management library and I generally use it to make final adjustments before printing. I reliazed very soon that image processing software is must for every DSLR owner to get the best result.

So, i decided to buy one. I have two options. Capture NX 2 or 2. I am asking this because Will Processing tiff file give the same quality of processing RAW file? No doubt, both offer good value for the money. A few months after my purchase, someone suggested that I check out a trial version of CNX2 and closely compare preprocessed raw images in NX and LR side by side.

NX rendered images were appreciably more accurate with no color or tonal bleeding or coagulation vs. LR’s attempts.

When I postprocess, I want to know that I’m working with the most accurate rendition of what my camera’s sensor captured. Granted, you can only see that by way of pixel peeping, but for me, that solidified my preference for CNX2. After years of fiddling with various open source, adobe and other software I now exclusively use Capture NX2 to convert my raw files It gives me instant control over light falloff, chromatic alberation, d-lighting feature, whitebalance love the channel multipliers!

And gives great colors by default. I would waste enormous amounts of time trying to make the images look good in adobe camera raw or lightroom.

The trick is to use another program like acdsee to sort your photos and simply drag and drop files into capture nx to edit. In fact i’d erase all the features except the right panel because it’s the only thing i really need. The software is somewhat buggy, but the real problem are all the stupid interface mistakes. Lightroom is great if you shoot events and need to edit photos in batches with control. But for my nature photography capture nx rulez! Post a Comment. It can mimic your in camera features.

You can change the white balance, picture mode, in-camera sharpening and Active D-Lighting, on the fly and see immediate results which mimic what your camera would have done in JPEG mode — cool.

Distortion Control — This feature seemed to work fairly well in its default form and would be useful for wide angle lenses. For example, Viveza features better negative control points and much better intelligent masking for large regions. While this version is slower, it works fairly well for touchups like removing the label on the apple in the picture above. However, like DNG files, it seems that the changes you make are stored in the NEF file but without destroying the original as the contents of the Develop Edit List see the curves histogram area in the image above.

The only gotcha is that the changes seem to be additive so my files appeared to grow with each change. This can result in making modifications that underexpose the image. The UI docking story is horrific. I absolutely despised this design. Lightroom is light years ahead with its history pane. Local edits were faster and more powerful. Its more aggressive highlight warnings were awkward to use but resulted in a less overblown image the image above had no warnings in LR. Superior Noise Reduction and Chromatic Aberration control Easier to darken the exposure on the countertop at the top of the picture.

Lightroom 2. I shoot Nikon, so I need Capture NX2 Those who are new to DSLR photography quickly learn that shooting RAW format NEF files in Nikon is a good thing because you are getting all of the data stored in the sensor so the flexibility of what you can do with white balance, exposure, etc… in a non-destructive way during post processing is fantastic.

Posted by ronmartblog. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Simply using the scroll wheel or a two-fingered touchpad swipe works around this, however.

The program also ignores Windows’ scaling settings entirely in mixed-resolution monitor setups when running on an ultra high-def screen. That makes it extremely difficult to use on a 4K display unless you either lower the resolution or disable your lower-res screen s.

The good news is that Nikon is aware of this problem and working on a fix. In the meantime, desktop users with mixed-resolution displays can work around it using a scaling setting built into NX Studio, but notebook users will find that they constantly have to change this setting — which also requires an app restart — every time they disconnect or reconnect a display of differing resolution.

I have to say that it’s a big step in the right direction, giving photographers that use Nikon cameras a powerful editing application where they can perform most of the edits they’d want to. The most important thing here is that the new program provides basically everything of any significance from its two predecessors, allowing you to ditch one of them altogether. Its new interface is noticeably better and easier on the eye, and its performance and image quality are just as good as before.

I think this first iteration of NX Studio is a great replacement for Nikon’s earlier apps. I really do like the current version of NX Studio. I went back to it the other day just to see how it would handle some images I had just shot. Normally everything I do goes thru Lightroom and Photoshop. NX Studio displayed my shots so well and I could make very useful and effective adjustments basic adjustments.

I I am always blending multiple exposures image bracketing and often make panos. The other main issue is slow response. When I change color temp, for example, it takes at least three seconds for the change to appear with NX Studio.

In Lightroom it’s almost instant. If only Nikon could continue filling out the program, but I doubt they will, sadly. Just not enough profit from trying to match LR and PS. But the program is an extra draw to use Nikon cameras, for sure. I like NX Studio a lot. I do my selections and most of the editing here. I want to see the difference between pictures, and before and after editing changes.

But this is really difficult because between viewing the two results, the screen blacks out for several seconds. By then it’s hard to see the difference.

There is a before and after function where photos are side by side with a scroll function, both showing at the same time. No black out. A 12 MB file gets shrunk to about 1. That should be addressed, as it is a real drawback.

No dual display support? Everything else seems so far to be an improvement, or at least an equivalent to ViewNX-i, but not being able to open the selected image on my second display is very disappointing indeed. I run it with dual displays with no issues. I did have to figure out the settings to make it happen however. Do a search on-line and you will find the directions to make it happen. What I was after was menus on one smaller screen and image alone on the other.

How have the fixed menu locations on Studio affected the dual screens? For people with large numbers of files, should offer the option of showing file names in a compact format rather than thumbnails taking up huge amounts of the screen.

The results are excellent and the software is quite speedy and the new workflow is much quicker. Thanks Nikon for a great professional grade, free, software. So far, it has crashed on my Win 10 PC several times, and it often refuses to actually execute things like Retouch. Convoluted to say the least.

Nice freebie for a light user but definitely not in the same league as a professional tool like Lightroom, either cloud or classic. I have a decent setup, recent i7, 16GB ram, but NX studio runs kinda slow and my computer is churning away just to go through photos. Strangely, when accessing photos via memory card, it’s much faster, so it doesn’t like pulling from my folder on the computer. Wondering if I set it up wrong or something I have set up the colours spaces so they are identical in NX and Affnity.

When I export a tiff file to my harddisk and then open it in Affinity, the colors are spot on. I have never had this problem when exporting from Capture One Pro 10 to Affinity. Any ideas? Other than that I really like the programme. But if I have to go the tiff route every time, I have to transfer a raw-file to Affinity that is definitely a “deal breaker” even though the programme is free.

Finally figured out what happened. NX studio simple throws the raw-edit, I have done, away when it sends the raw-file to Affinity. Nice work Nikon or something Bye Bye Nx Studio. I am used to that possibility in ViewNX Yes but you cannot specify the required file type. If you edit a raw file in studio and then open in something else from studio, the raw file is passed to the other program. NX-D allowed one to specify 16 bit for example.

I’ll stick with NX-D for now, hopefully they will fix this. Would not consider it a deal breaker, but agree that it complicates the workflow. I already posted it to Nikon and hope for an update in a not so far future.

Another issue I found is noise reduction. The advanced settings which I could apply for my D files are not available. I hoped for an update within NX-D or at least enhanced settings in NX Studio, but regrettably this has not been remedied yet.

Come on, Nikon, you can do better Looked good for a couple of days but now constantly crashing my Windows 10 machine with ‘Page Fault in non-paged area’ – very disappointed :. Yes, I’ve experienced similar issues and others as well posted below.

I don’t think this is ready for use yet. I’ll be sticking with NXD for now for my initial processing of nature photos. One challenge I’m going to have is figuring out how to revert back to View NX-i, which I find easier for tagging and meta data.

With all the problems with NX-Studio, I can’t trust that it won’t mess up my edits if I try to use it for geotagging. Anyone know of a way to have something similar to the Photo Tray with this new program? I used it to sort out “keepers” then edited and exported them. Expected focus stacking in NX studio so that a paid application altogether could be done away with. Using it, and colour me impressed! Needs fine-tuning. One important note for me is that when it first opens the unedited the RAW files, I find that edges and details especially on fabrics and faces are not as good as Lightroom.

Is it because Lightroom uses Sensei as a demosaic method? The processor was struggling on the MacBook Air but the new M1 processor on makes it a breeze. After I downloaded and installed the new NX, my Photoshop stopped working. Does anyone else have that problem too? I downloaded NX Studio not expecting much — not a fan of Capture.

But Studio is pretty impressive. It loads quickly and has a good range of basic tools. I see myself using it a lot. So I notice the Photo tray is gone. Is there any way to do the same thing? I used it to hold all the images I wanted to edit. It looks good, but I don’t think I understand the color management options. Without getting weird results. ViewNX-i was quite sluggish on my system.

ViewNX-i would take a few minutes to start up on my system, which is a i7 3. Perhaps it was the size of my photo library that it was taking a long time to load.

But NX Studio is quite snappy. Oh its also great to see that data and edits can be placed directly into the raw file rather than side car. Its actually really good, I am pretty impressed with it, much better than having separate software for separate tasks. I noticed one bug, if you make edits and then quit the app MAC it was ask to save the edits, select yes and it returns back to the software rather than quitting.

Good to see this and great for Nikon owners who don’t want to pay for additional software. I’ve tested it, and it works well, very well given that it’s free. Compared to the predecessor, usability is considerably better. However, I gain better and more flexible results with DxO Lab.

That’s worth the price for me, and it’s actually much more affordable than the incumbents. It’s part of the package when you buy a Nikon camera.

To be fair comparing NX Studio with other tools make sense it they ar free too. NX Studio is a nice gift to Nikon users, with some limitations.

If lens correction is important to you, and if you use non Nikon lenses on your camera body, there is an interesting alternative. Rawtherapee free can read the database of Adobe DNG converter free. The list of Nikon compatble lenses from Adobe is pretty extensive, That way if I share the file or whatever, or ingest it into another program, like LR, the coordinates wouild already be there.

And I don’t think this could be too difficult. I mean I assume that whether the GPS coordinates are there or not, the overall structure data fields are probably there in the file they’re just probably blank so adding this after that fact shouldn’t be too hard.

I know that there are some tools people can use, but this is an OEM piece of software, and sometimes third-party apps writing back into proprietary RAW files can cause corruption. You can put the location information by clicking on the location on a map or you can use a gpx track and the software can automatically extract the location information for all images in the folder.

This is why i use it. No but I’m talking about NX saving it back into the RAW file so that other programs can ingest the data by simply reading the file. I think NX stores it in a separate file or a database on the computer. Ah my mistake then. You could try to change the ‘Save Type’ setting to save adjustments to the original file instead of the sidecar file.

That might work but i didn’t try it. At this point it’s not a big deal. In reality it’s also not a huge issue either as you can usually just give people a name of a place and let them find it on their own — the only times it’s helpful is if you’re off the beaten path a bit.

I would like to see the ability to add watermarks upon export in a future update in this program. I am transitioning to a phase where I might be sharing more of my photos on social media, where I would like to protect my best pictures through watermarking. Lightroom has a good system for adding watermarks, but I detest having to struggle through its catalog system to edit one picture. There are a few things that were not carried over from CNX-D. Much has been mentioned about a loss of a convenient feature for exporting TIFFs to Photoshop and I noticed they removed an icon under the Adjustments tab for reverting back to your original image.

This revert back icon should be restored. Unfortunately again not thought to the end: – do not display more than 4 images at the same time – no simultaneous resizing of the selected images in the viewer – no catalog for quick display with reduced image size like Media Pro. Thanks for another great review Mike. Wasn’t even aware this existed, downloaded it and I’ll be giving it a fair chance.

Any chance of a Silkypix review? Very good results with that one, if you can get used to the clunky interface. I know AKH. Hopefully they will fix all the missing things in the next version found several things that didn’t work. Can you make any localised edits via selections or brushes?

Is there a healing brush? Well that was an interesting surprise Selection Control Points : You can now selectively edit photographs without the need to manually outline or mask the area for editing. Just place a Selection Control Point anywhere on the image, then choose from almost any adjustment like D-Lighting, Unsharp Mask or noise reduction.

You can adjust the extent of that adjustment with its Size slider and its effect with its Opacity slider. Auto Retouch Brush : NX 2 adds an automatic retouch tool to its image editing toolbox to seamlessly remove blemishes, dust and other distracting elements from photographs while maintaining the integrity of the image.

Redesigned GUI with Customizable Workspaces : As part of an interface redesign, NX 2 includes a Workspace feature to maximize the tool and palette layout for the task at hand.

You can create unique custom workspaces ideal for working with single or multiple monitors. All palettes and windows within can be docked or undocked or hidden as needed. Predefined workspaces include: Browser, Metadata, Edit or an optimized combination of each. In addition, you can access their most used folders with the new Favorite Folder feature. Improved Edit List : NX 2 also incorporates an improved edit list that allows you to easily apply common enhancements. Common tools like tone curves, exposure compensation, contrast and highlight and shadow protection are a click away on the Quick Fix menu.

The improved edit list allows for camera and lens corrections like color moire reduction, dust off, auto color aberration, auto red-eye correction, vignette control and fisheye lens correction if a fisheye lens was used.

Simultaneous Use of Tools : You can now complete image editing faster with the use of simultaneous tools. For example, you can adjust the brightness and contrast of an image while boosting the color of the image at the same time. Filters, Ratings and Sorting Toolbar : NX 2 offers an advanced filtering system in its tool bar to efficiently filter hundreds of images using user-defined labels, ratings, file types and file attributes.

There are two U Point controls in NX 2. Click on an area of your image you don’t like with the Color Control Point tool and you see three things you can change with simple sliders:. There are two other controls on the basic point. Above it is the S ize control or what I like to think of as the Sphere of Influence which determines how large an area to affect and below it is a triangle you can click to add a few more controls:.

In addition to the S ize control, it has only a single option:. O pacity — Increase or decrease how much of the original image is visible through the modification.

Of course, that’s only part of the Selection Control Point story. Once you’ve used a U Point to mask your image we’ve tried ’em all and this was the simplest mask we’ve ever made , you can apply any of 26 adjustments available in NX 2 to the affected area.

Selection Control Point. The original left as masked by three control points barely visible and the result when desaturation right. Note the U Points in the eyes. And you might want to see what’s being masked and what isn’t.

Show Overlay takes you back to the image. For our test, we masked a background and dumped the color so only the model was in color. That’s a much simpler method of highlighting a subject in color against a black and white scene than the typical Photoshop method involving adjustment layers to mask the color out and painting the layer to reveal the color background layer. But you can use this approach for any of the adjustments like Unsharp Masking, D-Lighting, Blurs, Noise Reduction , something that used to take multiple and expensive Nik Software Photoshop plug-ins.

Our model had a blemish on her chin which she covered with cosmetics well enough that it wasn’t visible on medium to long shots. But on close-ups, it was easy to spot. NX 2 has a new Retouch Brush tool to take care of that in just a few swipes of the mouse. In this case, we simply dragged the mouse over the cosmetic cover three times in short strokes to hide the blemish.

You can increase brush size to minimize the strokes, but we found it was less obvious to take a few smaller strokes to cover the area. Both color and texture are cloned from surrounding areas to hide the flaw. We opened a 2. We did a little editing and saved the NEF again. Our file size increased slighting to 6,, bytes. The difference was the edit saved in the Exif header.

If you save your images as NEFs, the edits are not applied to the bit mapped data, but recorded as recipes in the image header. One curiosity however seems to plague NX 2 as it did NX. It also takes a while. We opened a D80 NEF that was an 8. It became a What happened?


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Filters, Ratings and Sorting Toolbar : NX 2 offers an advanced filtering system in its tool bar to efficiently filter hundreds of images using user-defined labels, ratings, file types and file attributes. Selection created with the lasso tool bright green and Base Mask applied. Granted, you can only see that by way of pixel peeping, but for me, that solidified my preference for CNX2. Click and drag up or down on the horizontal line to adjust the parameters of a color, and adjust the Width to control the range of colors affected by a given peak or valley. In the meantime, desktop users with mixed-resolution displays can work around it using a scaling setting built into NX Studio, but notebook users will find that they constantly have to change this setting — which also requires an app restart — every time they disconnect or reconnect a display of differing resolution. All of those free options have some photo organizing and sharing options but as image editors they provide only what they have to provide in what they like to think are tools easy enough for a child to use.


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