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Nikon related software compatibility with Windows 8


JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:31AM
NR has this link to Nikon's Windows 8 Compatibility Announcement.


"We plan to test Windows versions of the following software applications for compatibility with Windows 8. We will announce our plans regarding full compatibility once testing is complete.
- ViewNX 2
- Capture NX 2
- Camera Control Pro 2
- Short Movie Creator
- Nikon Message Center 2
- Wireless Transmitter Utility
- Thumbnail Selector
- NEF codec
- NRW codec
- PC-PJ Transfer
- nik Color Efex Pro 3.0
- IPTC Preset Manager
- GP-N100 Utility

We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.
- Capture NX Ver. 1.x
- Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Capture series
- ViewNX Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
- PictureProject
- Nikon View series
- Nikon Scan series
- PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
- WT-3 Setup Utility
- Wireless Camera Setup Utility
- Wireless Connecting Utility
- nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
- my Picturetown Utility
- USB driver for GP-1
- Image Authentication Software

We also do not plan to provide compatibility for other software, or for products utilizing a SCSI or serial connection. "


This might force some people to either upgrade the software listed or delay introducing windows 8.

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cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
20 Nov 2012 10:13AM
To late, I tested most of the top list already on Windows 8 Pro ( 64bit ) .....!!!

They all work extremely well, Some seem to work better than they did on Win 7, But that could just be my test machine has a fresh set up, Plus being a custom build it has no bloatware.

That said I have also modified the Windows 8, So called modern GUI, As Microsoft forgot to make it with an option for those who actually use their computers for " Work " ....!!!!!!!!

Plus and this is a big plus, Those using desktop machines with big displays, Lets say 24 inch and 27 inch & 30 inch monitors, Who also, ( Listen up Microsoft...Smile ) Do not have " Touch " screen, Or for that matter want or need 30 inch touch screens, Or tend to get a bit stroppy when people put their creamy dabs all over the screen, Can use their machines as they always have done, In a proper working environment, Just like Windows 7..........Smile Grin Wink

If your one of those seeking the solace of a Windows 7 like GUI, But want to run Windows 8, ( Note I did not type Upgrade ) Check out the link below.

Happiness is a proper desktop environment for a " Workflow " machine.

Come on Nikon, Catch up.....Wink
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 11:05AM

Quote:

If your one of those seeking the solace of a Windows 7 like GUI, But want to run Windows 8, ( Note I did not type Upgrade ) Check out the link below.

Happiness is a proper desktop environment for a " Workflow " machine.




Interesting link.

Will it also let me play Maziacs and Hungry Horace if I can find a way of connecting my cassette-player to a USB port?
redsnappa e2
12 2.0k United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 5:32PM

Quote:Happiness is a proper desktop environment for a " Workflow " machine.

The old Start Manu increases your workload. For example if you want to load Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from the old start menu you have to
click START> All Programs>Adobe > Adobe Photoshop Lightroom > Lightroom.

From the new Windows 8 start screen you just type 'lig' then click Lightroom from the list of search results.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 6:48PM

Quote:The old Start Manu increases your workload. For example if you want to load Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from the old start menu you have to
click START> All Programs>Adobe > Adobe Photoshop Lightroom > Lightroom.


Yup the old start menu was really poor anyway, with Windows 7 I had almost everything I needed pinned to the task bar and everything else I could find using search. I never used the start menu if I could help it.
Now I have the same thing in Windows 8 plus a massive start menu I can pin all those odd programs to.
66tricky e2
8 742 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 12:10AM

Quote:Happiness is a proper desktop environment for a " Workflow " machine.
The old Start Manu increases your workload. For example if you want to load Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from the old start menu you have to
click START> All Programs>Adobe > Adobe Photoshop Lightroom > Lightroom.

From the new Windows 8 start screen you just type 'lig' then click Lightroom from the list of search results.



win 7 does that too once you bring up start via the button or win key then search. not quite so direct but all there.

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