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    ikky
    ikky  United Kingdom
    28 Aug 2014 - 12:51 PM

    Has anyone any expeirience of using Nikons capture NX2.Im looking for an addition to my Nikon supplied View NX2.
    Im no geek so try not to be to techy with answers.
    Is Gimp worth a shot or lightroom.
    So far ive only done basic tweeking.

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    daibev
    daibev e2 Member 1042 forum postsdaibev vcard Wales
    28 Aug 2014 - 2:02 PM

    NX2 has now been replaced by NX-D which is a free download.
    This is much better than view NX2 but not quite as good as capture NX2.

    But given the cost of NX2 and the fact that it has now been replaced I would go for Capture NXD rather than NX2.

    A better option, if at a higher price is Lightroom. Very capable and gives excellent results.

    cantona43
    cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Aug 2014 - 3:08 PM

    I have to agree with the above comment
    Neil

    oldblokeh
    oldblokeh  3820 forum posts United Kingdom
    28 Aug 2014 - 3:19 PM

    I find the user interface of NX-D to be rather clunky compared with that of Lightroom, or View-NX come to that. I have not played with NX-D much, but it doesn't seem to have any way of performing local adjustments, e.g. spot removal, exposure etc. adjustments for selective areas. So I guess you get what you pay for. Another vote here for Lightroom.

    matmonty
    matmonty  10120 forum posts United Kingdom
    28 Aug 2014 - 4:50 PM

    I use both NX2 and NX-D. I find I can do more in NX2 it has colour control points, and numerous other tools, it also reads and can use the camera setting sand it supports all the new cameras.
    I used to use PhaseOne Capture 1 but it won't read Nikon D610 raw files, it requires an upgrade to their latest software which won't run on my comp as they have done away with 32bit versions.Sad

    Mat

    Last Modified By matmonty at 28 Aug 2014 - 4:54 PM
    icphoto
    icphoto  131433 forum posts England
    28 Aug 2014 - 6:06 PM

    NX-D processes the RAW files from my D7000 better than Adobe Camera Raw, downside is that the interface is awful!

    thewilliam
    28 Aug 2014 - 6:09 PM

    We use Capture NX2, Lightroom and PS, depending on the task in hand.

    Nickscape
    Nickscape  8695 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    28 Aug 2014 - 10:42 PM


    Quote: NX-D processes the RAW files from my D7000 better than Adobe Camera Raw, downside is that the interface is awful!

    Completely agree, I've tried them all and have settled on Phase One's Capture One Express which I find gets the most out of my D7100 files and has a very neat interface so you can process a lot of pictures very quickly.

    seahawk
    seahawk e2 Member 7563 forum postsseahawk vcard United Kingdom
    29 Aug 2014 - 9:42 AM

    I'm a Nikon user but thought that NX2 was pretty poor compared to Lightroom, so I would go for LR. Capture One I found rather buggy but maybe the latest version has corrected that.

    ikky
    ikky  United Kingdom
    2 Sep 2014 - 10:33 AM

    Looks like its Lightroom will give the free trial a go

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