Available for Beta trial at Nikon | Capture NX-D
Much more usable than their previous offerings I think.
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It does seem a bit less obtuse than the older Nikon software. A completely UN-thorough test showed it to be speedy and relatively intuitive. Not sure about rendering quality vs. other software at this point. Worth another look as it matures beyond Beta.
Agree..... I have never used plugins with raw processors but instead in PS.
Down loaded the beta version. Seems to be working fine for me. All my posts of Nikon D3300 shots are done with this.
Just downloaded, installed and looked at a few D800E shots from 2 months ago.
Really works nicely and fast.
I am impressed by the IQ - have never seen this from Aperture, LR5 nor C1Pro7.
If it only would allow also support of non NEF RAW files
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Thanks for the link Bob. Just about anything would be better than their last offering.
Downloading now to give it a spin.
I assume that Google wasn't on Nikon's development partner roadmap then? (or vice versa of course)
Nikon rumours confirmed that it is silky pix software.
Yeah, I agree the user interface looks very similar to Silkypix.
But I have a feeling that the demosaicing engine origins from Capture NX2.
©lick for native sizes and download those to your harddisk, then toggle back and forth while trying to guess which RAW converter is which - before you peep into the Exif answer .-)
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©lick for native size (8.2 Mb)
© • Nikon D610 • AF-S Nikkor 1.8/28mm G • 1/100 sec. at f/11 ISO 0.5EV under 100 • RAW converter acc. to Exif
I sometimes process a RAW file in three or four different RAW converters, then I pick the result I like the best for that particular file and the results always come out very differently depending on the converter.
I am rarely able to really make them look alike, but maybe that's just me.
The above NX2 and NX-D conversions seem very related, to put it mildly.
Could it be Nikon has combined the Silkypix interface with the Capture NX2 engine, or is it just a matter of inherited camera profiles ?
Now try if you can come that close using any other favorite RAW converter of yours.
Here's a link to the 32 Mb RAW file: 61A_1649_D610_and_AFS_28mm_G.NEF
Simple File Sharing and Storage.
You must like fennel!
Color and tone on those two look identical to me, which indicates they use the same demosaicing method. Differences in fine detail would be more indicative of differences in sharpening method. Simple USM and deconvolution and a small-kernel deconvolution approximation (like 3x3) all look different.
Ha, well, it's actually not my summerhouse, Jan
And I'm not even sure if it's fennel or if it's something that just looks like it ?
I agree with your observations about color and tone and I think it is a good thing that Nikon seems to continue the core characteristics of Capture NX2.
I hope the interface and the features will mature in the versions to come.
So far I think it looks quite promising.
I have now produced both downsized 1200 pixel wide pictures directly from the RAW file (in both converter programs respectively).
At first I had downsized one of them from the full sized converted jpeg file which made the two small 1200 pixel wide pictures look unnecessarily different with regards to sharpening and contrast.
Of course only the full sized pictures were meant for comparison, but just in case somebody might start to compare the downsized pictures as well.
I've always been a fan of NX series SW.
I'd like to hope/think that if I download this "D" version I still have NX2 to fall back on.
Any idea? I'll ask Nikon as well
Finally loaded and played around with it a bit. First reaction is the "parametric" type adjustments a-la LR, which I personally *hate*. But it's a nice option to have maybe for some difficult images. So far, I have not seen anything superior from it compared to what I'm getting out of C1.
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Adobe didn't invent this, even with Camera Raw. They just formalized it in Lightroom by tailoring a database to retain the adjustment information for re-use.
Parametric refers to sliders affecting an adjustment curve in some predetermined, smoothed out fashion instead of allowing me to make that adjustment more directly. C1 allows me that freedom, LR and the new Capture do not appear to.
I found and read a review of NXD by Jason Odell. I've pretty much decided I'll load NXD, it is free but in NXD they've stripped it of everything that made NX2
the superb tool it is. U-points if you haven't used them crush layers IMO.
Anyhow, I guess its time to move to LR/PS for $9.99 a month while I can. I have no plans for a camera beyond my 8 year old D3 so NX2 is still my choice.
Okay fine. Anyway you parse it, at the end of the day I just don't like the interface. And the new Nikon is similar. YMMV.
I have no interest in the Nikon software per se because I don't use Nikon digital cameras. I was just curious about your statement, it didn't make much sense to me when I read it.
All raw conversion applications use parametric editing; how they present the editing controls (UI) to implement the editing task is one of the key things that differentiates them from one another.