Photography forum: FREE Nikon Capture NX-D software!

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JRsbugs
Sep 29, 2014 11:03 AM CST
Finally, Nikon (previous developer Nik Software was bought by Google in 2012) has released a free RAW (NEF) editing software! This is brilliant! I have yet to download it to try, but the page shown looks good.

http://www.bjp-online.com/2014/07/nikon-announces-free-captu...

Capture NX-D is a free software application that will replace the current Capture NX 2 application


http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9761524929/updated-nikon-re...

http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/#

The original software was version 1.0, they now have version 1.0.2

Thanks to the nudge to check out rawtherapee I have found this! Hurray!

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evermorelawnless
Sep 29, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Cool stuff. I think most cameras come with a CD that has RAW processing software on it. Both of my Pentax ones did as well as my point-and-shoot Nikon.

With all these proprietary file formats that change from camera model to camera model, sometimes it's hard to read and process RAW. Good tip!!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Sep 29, 2014 3:56 PM CST
The software which comes with Nikon is View NX, I don't use it as I prefer Windows Live editing software. There is a very basic RAW feature with View NX but you can only do it on a very small photo, and it doesn't have many features.

NX-D is intended to replace the costly Capture NX2, and for free! Capture NX2 won't be upgraded after this replacement, I can't compare the two but if it's meant as a replacement it should be close to the original.

http://www.calphoto.co.uk/product/355-255A?kpid=355-255A&gcl...

From dpreview:

Capture NX-D lacks the Control Point adjustments that were a feature of its predecessors (and were arguably the main original selling point)


http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9761524929/updated-nikon-re...

If that's the only difference then it should still be a good programme, I have downloaded it but haven't taken any RAW photos to try it on. I did try Nikon's Capture NX a few years ago as a free trial when I first got a DSLR, it looked very different but things change. My ability to understand it was limited too, there was no user manual with it but there is a downloadable manual to go with NX-D.

I have read that RAW programmes provided with some cameras are basic. If you buy a very expensive professional Nikon for example you would get Capture NX2 free, but couldn't expect to get it with a cheaper camera. I wonder what the future holds for those.

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