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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR TOOLS Post-Processing & Workflow (Public) Nikon & Nikonians Software (Public) topic #9578
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wiselee2 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 04th Jan 2009 Tue 06-Nov-12 03:21 PM
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"Post Processing Alternatives"



I have used CNX2 for 98% of my post processing supplemented by an old CS version of PS for combining shots with multiple exposures, some cloning and a few panoramas, etc.

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro to Mountain Lion and it does not support the CS version of PS. I really don't want to spend $500+ for such a small portion of my PP. I have been entertaining Photoshop Elements 11 but I understand it only operates on 8 bits instead of 16 bits or better. I am printing with an Epson 3880. How significant is the 8 bit limitation? Any alternative suggestions?

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gkaiseril Gold Member  Chicago, US  Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005 Tue 06-Nov-12 03:28 PM
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Are you asking about post processing NEF files in specific.

Jpegs should be editable by any version of CS.

For NEF files and keeping your old software, have you looked at Adobe's DNG, Digital Negative, format and free converter?

All version of PhotoShop from version 2 on can process the DNG format files.

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wiselee2 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 04th Jan 2009 Tue 06-Nov-12 03:32 PM
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My problem is that the Apple OS Mountain Lion does not support the older version of PS, it won't even open the program. So, I have to look at an alternative.

I haven't explored the Adobe DNG yet.

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mfphoto1   Cincinnati, US  Registered since 29th Oct 2005 Tue 06-Nov-12 03:47 PM
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Have you considered doing the adobe cloud? If your only using one application like Photoshop it's 20.00 a month and you always have the latest software. https://creative.adobe.com/plans

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wiselee2 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 04th Jan 2009 Tue 06-Nov-12 03:50 PM
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Wasn't aware of it, I'll check it out...

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swampwizard   Atlanta, US  Registered since 04th Nov 2012 Sat 17-Nov-12 04:21 PM
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Hey, This program is not PS but it's free. Try paint.net, it's a good little program and I use it to add some color in B/W files.

  

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