I have Elements 6 installed on my laptop and am barely familiar with it. I have just recieved a copy of Nikon Capture 4 and have some questions. I am aware it is an older software and would like to know if it would be of any value to me to install it. If it WOULD be of value my next question is will it install on Vista? I know I need to learn post processing tecniques to acheive the most satisfaction from my equipment. My problem is digital photography in general. I am late to it after many ,many years of film photography and I am afraid the transition is rather a tall hill for this 76 year old man. Film photography did not require this tremendous post processing involvement and rather steep learning curve. Any advice would be most happily recieved.
#1. "RE: Capture 4 and Elements 6" In response to Reply # 0
San Jose, US
Capture 4 is very old. Unless you have a very old camerait will most likely not support any newer ones. Also Capture NX2 is light years ahead of Capture 4 and easier to use. If you don't want to do that learn to use your elements 6
#2. "RE: Capture 4 and Elements 6" In response to Reply # 0 Thu 28-Jan-10 09:45 AM by ericbowles
I agree with Bob - Capture 4 is too old to be used effectively. Capture NX2 is a great upgrade - it's moderately priced, powerful, and very intuitive. I rearely spend more than 10 minutes (really 5 minutes) on editing a photo. I am pretty sure Capture NX will not work on Vista.
Elements is a good product, but takes a bit more effort to learn and use. You'll have to master "masks". I use Elements for the very small number of things I can't do in NX2. Keep in mind that Elements 6 is a bit old as well, and you are probably going to be facing an upgrade before long.
My take would be that you will need to invest time in either NX2 or Elements. If you are starting from scratch, I think NX2 is easier, faster, and more intuitive.