tlc5125 Baldwinsville, US Registered since 13th Jan 2013
Mon 11-Feb-13 02:55 PM
"1st time user View NX2, need a little help"
Just shot in RAW for the first time. I uploaded View NX 2 that came w/my camera. I have never used any post processing software before.
I would like to post some pics to my facebook acct, we just returned from vacation with friends. It looks like in ViewNX2 there is the NEF file & JPG showing for each picture. Can I use these JPG files to upload to fb? How do I get them out of ViewNX2 to use them?
My goal here really is to get Lightroom & start learning how to use that. In the meantime, I just want to get some pics up from vacation quickly.
cliddell Pietermaritzburg, ZA Nikonian since 10th Oct 2006
Mon 11-Feb-13 06:15 PM
#1. "RE: 1st time user View NX2, need a little help" In response to Reply # 0 Mon 11-Feb-13 06:19 PM by cliddell
In the recent Versions of View NX2 (I have Ver2.5.1 at present) if you press Ctrl-K (Options) and look at the bottom of the list displayed you will see "Web Services". I think the default is FaceBook and U-Tube and you can add more.
If you click on "Web Services" you can work through the various options provided.
I am sorry to say that I occasionally frequent FB to see what my daughters "down under" are up to but have never uploaded a picture to FB. Maybe when you report back I will be motivated to share some pics :>)
Edit: I also meant to suggest that you download the latest Version of VNX2 (Free) from your local Nikon site if your version does not have this facility...
Regards, Clive Liddell Pietermaritzburg South Africa
ericbowles Atlanta, US Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Tue 12-Feb-13 06:52 PM
#3. "RE: 1st time user View NX2, need a little help" In response to Reply # 2
In View NX2 the convert command is the easiest way to convert NEF to JPEG. For web use, you should set the longest side of the file at something around 800 to 1000 pixels. Then pick a quality setting so that the file size is relatively small - generally around 40-45 percent. This results in a nice small file of 100-200kb.
My process is to save all my web sized JPEGs in a separate folder. Individual images or a handful from a trip go in that folder. If I have a larger group they go in their own sub folder from that event or trip. So I have a folder called Web Post 2013 for everything from this year. This approach lets me use those small JPEGs for other reasons such as my screen saver or desktop background - or even to post here on Nikonians.