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spiritualized67 Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Wed 24-Feb-10 01:53 PM
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"Capture NX3 Wish List?"


Western PA, US
          

What would you like to see in NX3? Below are some of my wish list items:

- Improved interface (most likely to happen)

- Fix printing quirks (yes)

- Ability to integrate Silver Efex and/or other Nik plug ins (maybe)

- Ability to create simple borders (I can only hope)

- Better memory management and overall stability (sure)

- Powerful clone tool (not likely)

- Perspective control (I wonder?)

- Better image viewing/comparing capability (would be nice)


Also curious what your long term sense is for whether or not Nikon will continue to support and/or invest in future Capture NX development?


~Dan
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nwcs Silver Member Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Wed 24-Feb-10 04:56 PM
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#1. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Knoxville, US
          

Better multi-core processor use and speed speed speed speed.

  

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Curtisj2 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 24-Feb-10 05:43 PM
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Minneapolis, US
          

I agree with everything you have!

I believe Nikon will continue with development of NX2 with the big addition of adding support for some basic video editing... especially since video will more than likely be in most DSLRs moving forward.

Curtis

  

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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Thu 25-Feb-10 12:23 AM
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I would prefer that video editing be a separate package. IMO putting both video and still in one package will make Capture NX? too large.

I'll confess that I currently have no interest in video.

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amen

  

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Claremont, US
          

Good thread. My interest is photo editing, not video. Here's some items and they duplicate the first list in some areas:

- Improved interface mostly in the tool bar and viewing windows, selection too use, and better access to image data.

- Integrated with Photomechanic capabilities

- Improve printing control and consistency

- Improved noise and sharpening tools

- Plug-in availability and compatibility

- Fix memory management

- Powerful clone tool

- Perspective control

Looking forward to this upgrade,
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I want Rulers.

Hecky

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1. Speed in both adjustments and processing. If this means working on the equivalent of RAW thumbnails why not. Why spend the time processing the large NEF file during the adjustment phase when you can only display a much lower resolution image.

2, Ability to work on a large number (hundreds) of images at a time without having to save one set of adjustments before you generate another set for other images. Should be able to handle a unique set of adjustments for all images before you have to save the adjustments and be fast.

3. Ability to save the adjustments without the NEF file size increasing very much - file size grows considerably now.

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JGD Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Oct 2006Thu 25-Feb-10 07:16 PM
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Dan,
As far as I know, NX2 and PSCS2/4 use the standard left and right brackets to control brush size. This implementation has always seemed so clumsy to me. Well, I've recently discovered that LR2 uses the mouse middle wheel to adjust the brush size. This is a HUGE improvement in both speed and convenience, especially when dealing with a lot of scratches etc. in scanned slides, as well as local editing. I sure would like to see NX3 (and PS) have this as an option.

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Fri 26-Feb-10 01:53 AM
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San Jose, US
          

My list:

- Make NX a true 64 bit application.

- Add a setting to preferences to allocate more memory to NX? so we don't get so many out of memory errors. This and the request above should improve NX? performance in areas like batch processing.

- Add ability to make use of multi-threading.

- Make the NX? browser color managed.

- Fix printing quirks

- Either intergrate the functionality, either as part of the standard NX? package or more likely as a Pro version, Define, Silver Effects and other NIK filters not already available for NX2.

- Add ability to control Canvas Size. This is all you would need to be able to create frames and borders with existing NX tools.

-Add ability to add copyright to image

- Fix obvious memory leaks and improve memory management and overall stability like the frequent out of memory messages when you obviously have enough memory.

- Add ability to work in LAB color space.

- Add ability to convert/assign profiles of open images in the edit window.

- Add ability to use/select more XMP/IPTC fields

- Add ability to use/select more File and Camera Data fields in Meta Data.

- Improve the Auto Adjust Tool to make it fully functional as a clone tool.

-Add Auto Lens correction for more Nikon Lenses (why does 17-35 work and not 35-70 for example?)

- Add Perspective control or as a minimum keystoning corrections to the distortion control adjustment in the menu pulldown.

- Allow comparisons of more than 2 images at a time.

- Make exposure adjustment also available as a selection control besides a global one this will allow you to adjust exposure of selected portions of the image, and do a better job than a ND filter add on. This would also allow you to do quasi HDR by being able to adjust exposure of blown out sections, at least within the EV range allowed in the global exposure tool now and avoid havin go make multiple versions.

-Add ability to set adjustment preferences in each panel, so for example you can set distortion control in the camera and lens control panel to auto and have it come up that way automatically when you open an image.

-Add rulers

-Add Rule of thirds Grid callable without having to use crop tool.

- Improve convert for Web functionality.

I would not expect all of these to show up in the next version, but it would be nice if some of these are on the upgrade path. We need to be a bit patient, as NX is not that old and Photoshop has been at it for 20 years.

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And all this at no extra cost? One of the reasons that software like capture are "stripped down" versions of Photoshop is to sell it more cheaply.

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San Jose, US
          

Oh I would expect some of it to cost extra, that is why I suggested a pro version. But most of what is on the list should be normal bug fixes and improvements. NX2 was a significant improvement to NX and the cost was about the same. Much of what has been suggested are things that Nikon/NIK will have to do anyway to stay competitive in the market place like 64 bit apps., and speed improvements. We already got speed improvements through the dot changes, but there is still a significant memory leak that needs to be addressed.

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#10. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

How about the ability to add a signature or copyright overlay? There's a plug-in
for Aperture that will let you use a text file for this, and right now on the Mac
platform I am using DropWaterMarkX, which has amazing capabilities, but only
works with jpeg files.

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Western PA, US
          

Great list all, I hope Nikon is listening.

One last thing that I forgot to add to my list that really bugs me.

I have a lot of trouble seeing the text on the sliders--especially if the picture is busy. The text is very tiny and it's just real hard to read. This should be fixed.

~Dan

  

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Wilmington, US
          

>I have a lot of trouble seeing the text on the
>sliders--especially if the picture is busy. The text is very
>tiny and it's just real hard to read. This should be fixed.


I agree to this. But fortunately for me I have the ability to zoom the screen by hitting CTRL-<mouse wheel> on my iMac. It makes reading that tiny print much less painful.

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#14. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Cairo, EG
          

I need to be able to add text to my photo.

  

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Frederick, US
          

Hi Dan,
Here are a couple more:

1. Ability to remember the folder from where the current image (before saving) is pulled from;

2. Ability to continue editing the current image while in compare view;

3. Ability to adjust the white balance for TIFF and JPEG images;

4. Ability to know what the actual WB is for the as-shot image;

5. Ability to overwrite a previously saved version; and

6. Improve the printing module.

Regarding your question concerning the long term commitment of Nikon/Nik to Capture NX2 development, I am cautiously optimistic - but not holding my breath either. NX2 has a LOT of potential but I think Nikon upper management has to decide where NX2 fits in the marketplace, how much in terms of resources they are willing to commit to improving NX2 on a timely basis, and the price they will continue to charge for it. As someone said, the competition (albeit more expensive) is moving fast. Just my thoughts.

Jim

  

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#19. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

>4. Ability to know what the actual WB is for the as-shot
>image;

You have me confused with this one. Unless I set WB to Auto, the info is
there. Or am I missing your point?




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Frederick, US
          

Gary,
I apologize for the confusion. I meant the actual numerical value that the camera has chosen - even when using "auto" WB. Based on your question, I just shot several images at several WB presets: auto, cloudy, and manual 5000K. It appears that only the manual setting will generate the actual numerical value that was set by the shooter. Maybe I'm missing something as well, which wouldn't be the first time .

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#26. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

>Gary,
>I apologize for the confusion. I meant the actual numerical
>value that the camera has chosen

No, you're entirely correct. The only way to get what you're looking for is to manually
set the WB in degrees Kelvin. Oh, well...


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#22. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Monrovia, US
          

A big 10-4! to JGD's #1! That drives me nuts!

"Ability to remember the folder from where the current image (before saving) is pulled from"

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#16. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Prince George, CA
          

I'd like the ability to view different versions of a single file side by side.

Bob

  

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#17. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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My wish is that it would be released!!

Scott

  

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Englewood, US
          

>My wish is that it would be released!!
>
>Scott

I'm with you!

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#18. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Gainesville, US
          

Unlike some of the "conjecture" topics appearing in our forums, this one is important to us and potentially very useful to Nikon/NIK.

I wish that Nikonians had some formal advisory status with Nikon but, given that our problems do not seem to receive any attention from Nikon, I guess that we do not.

Do we, as Nikonians, have a member affiliated with Nikon or NIK who can act as our representative and can collect and parse this Wish List and pass it on to Nikon?

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#25. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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I know that the Image Doctors, Jason and Rick, have contacts inside development for Capture NX2. I believe they also had NX2 before it was released, but obviously had to have signed NDAs and were not able to discuss it until general availability. I have no idea whether their contacts are within Nikon or Nik or both. I'm sure they are reluctant or unable to tell us much of what they do know. I'm also fairly certain that they pass on feedback from Nikonians, but have no idea of how effective that is.

I think it would be interesting to have a better understanding of the relationship of Nikon and Nik with respect to Capture NX2 development, support and marketing. It sure seems to me that if Nik were running Capture NX2 on its own that it would be much more aggressive in its development and marketing strategies.

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#27. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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The best hint I've been given is to look at the previous release schedules. Every other year. So I'd say NX3 will be out this summer.

  

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#29. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Mon 08-Mar-10 11:31 PM by PAStime

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>I wish that Nikonians had some formal advisory status with
>Nikon but, given that our problems do not seem to receive any
>attention from Nikon, I guess that we do not.

Why not copy and paste this thread into an email message and send it to Nik? If I were a software developer or product manager there, I'd be interested. What do we have to lose? I'd be happy to do it (once the thread settles down), although I wonder if someone else here might have more clout (they're a big customer with multiple seats, thriving photography business, work for a magazine, etc.).

Cheers,
Peter

PS: just realized that we'd be best to get permission to use everyone's text. That's doable I guess.

  

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#23. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

Maybe, with as much trouble as some folks are having with NX2 crashing,
how about a30 second auto-save function that can't be turned off?

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#24. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Atlanta, US
          

Everyone has made some good suggestions. Here are a few more:

Improved clone tool allowing choice of source data

Selective white balance or equivalent

Color temperature numerical settings

NIK Silver Efex plugin

Levels and curves range sliders - to adjust more than one area on the curve

Improved resizing tools - especially communicating image size before saving

Compare function for multiple edited versions

Sliders for picture control settings allowing fractional adjustments

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#28. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Hillsborough, US
          

1. Faster
2. See jpg file size before saving
3. faster
4. See white balance actual setting
5. faster

  

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#30. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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US
          

Great suggestions. Of the ideas listed, my vote is for

* True 64-bit support - not just the formal support to run as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit O/S - but include both 32-bit and 64-bit versions on the installation disk

* Default the Save-as location to the folder of the original image that was opened.

* Ability to set canvas size

* Improved printing interface. Just being able to set my printer preferences from the NXn print dialog on Windows 7 would be a huge improvement

* Cloning tool

* Option to use mouse wheel to zoom rather than scroll (maybe when pressing the Alt key or something)

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#32. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

>* Option to use mouse wheel to zoom rather than scroll (maybe
>when pressing the Alt key or something)

This feature is already built in. On a Mac you hold down the Option key and scroll
to zoom, so I would infer that on Windows it would be the corresponding key which
is the Alt key. Probably a windows issue, need to set up the mouse differently in
the control panel.

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#35. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Gary,
Can't get my 'Alt' or 'Ctrl' key to have any impact on NX2's zoom function on my Windows system . However, if one left-clicks on the little arrow adjacent to the zoom window, the mouse wheel will control the zoom - even if you move the pointer away. Kinda neat actually. That mouse wheel zoom function works well in PS and is very functional. I am using an inexpensive wireless Logitech mouse so maybe other mice have more options. Guess I'll have to buy a Mac!

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#38. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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>Gary,
>Can't get my 'Alt' or 'Ctrl' key to have any impact on NX2's
>zoom function on my Windows system . However, if one
>left-clicks on the little arrow adjacent to the zoom window,
>the mouse wheel will control the zoom - even if you move the
>pointer away. Kinda neat actually. That mouse wheel zoom
>function works well in PS and is very functional. I am using
>an inexpensive wireless Logitech mouse so maybe other mice
>have more options. Guess I'll have to buy a Mac!
>
>Jim

No, I think you need to get windows configured properly. I just fired up NX2
version 2.2.4 on my Compaq laptop here under Windows XP Pro. Holding down
the Control Key (See, I was wrong, it's not the Alt Key!) the mouse wheel zooms just
like it does on the Mac. Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse, bought back in 2007.

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#39. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Gary,
Got it working, sort-of. I usually double-click the "palm" upon opening an image to fully expand the image, yet still keep it within the wire frame - or whatever it is called. The 'Ctrl'-wheel zoom seems to work initially, then stops working when I double-click the "palm" again to return the image to full size within the frame. The same thing happens in other views. Anyway, good to know about the Ctrl-wheel-zoom function as it is very useful.

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#42. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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> I usually double-click the
>"palm" upon opening an image to fully expand the
>image, yet still keep it within the wire frame - or whatever
>it is called. The 'Ctrl'-wheel zoom seems to work initially,
>then stops working when I double-click the "palm"

I'm sure you know you can also type Control-0(zero) to fit to screen, and
Control-Alt-0 to show at 100% What happens to the zoom when you use those
methods?

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#43. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Frederick, US
          

Gary,
Those shortcuts did the trick and the Ctrl+wheel=zoom seems to work just fine now. I was aware of those shortcuts but had not used them in a while. Many thanks for your suggestions!

Jim

  

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#45. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Englewood, US
          

>Gary,
>Those shortcuts did the trick and the Ctrl+wheel=zoom seems to
>work just fine now. I was aware of those shortcuts but had
>not used them in a while. Many thanks for your suggestions!
>
>Jim

Glad things are working better. Now, you can start messing about with the
cache settings in preferences and see if that speeds things up... Never an
end to tinkering.

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#33. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Wilmington, US
          

>* True 64-bit support - not just the formal support to run as
>a 32-bit application on a 64-bit O/S - but include both 32-bit
>and 64-bit versions on the installation disk

I would love for this to happen (and also for Mac OSX Snow Leopard), but since Nikon doesn't even make 64-bit drivers for their cameras, I wouldn't hold my breath

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#34. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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US
          

>I would love for this to happen (and also for Mac OSX Snow
>Leopard), but since Nikon doesn't even make 64-bit drivers for
>their cameras, I wouldn't hold my breath

It will happen - just like nobody writes 16-bit applications anymore - 64-bit will, one day, become the standard. Although, I might be dead, buried, and forgotten by the time that day arrives

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#31. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Atlanta, US
          

Applaud all wishes. I would be just happy with the next NX version to be faster and more stable in it's memory management and then add all the bell and whistles listed from my fellow Nikonians.

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#36. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Birmingham, US
          

I have been a Nikon customer since the Nikkomat days. I made a decision a few years ago to go with Capture and forget PS. Each upgrade I have bought. The most satisfied I have been is with NX2. I agree with most of the desired changes mentioned above. It is frustrating to me that many plug-ins are not available to NX2 users. It is frustrating when the photography no-how/instruction books are almost all based on PS and use PS examples of how to process images. Even Jason Odell seems to use PS a great deal. He was my hero and I looked to his NX2 products to learn. It makes me wonder if I made a mistake several years back when I decided to stick with the Nikon software and forego PS. I am really frustrated and hope for signs of encouragement soon. When do you just give up and join with what most advanced photographers seem to use? (Although I do not want to be using NX2, PS, LR, etc. all together to process my images.) I like NX2 interface and many of its features and would like to stick with it.

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#37. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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San Jose, US
          

It is not surprising that more books are written for Photoshop processing as it has been around for over 20 years. That does not make NX2 any less capable. Many professionals use NX2 because of its ease and the excellent results you get. I have seen many articles that state NX2 will give you the best RAW conversion. Photoshop is an industry standard for illustrative professionals. It can do many things that NX2 can't but most of those are not photography specific. If you are in a profession that requires a knowledge of Photoshop, then you need to know it. If you require some of the capabilities that Photoshop offers that NX2 does not, then you need to know Photoshop. Otherwise NX2 is perfectly adequate for your photography needs and is much easier to learn and use. NX2 does not yet have a long history. There is no reason to believe that with each successive release it will not improve. I think the changes between NX and NX2 bear that out.

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#40. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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I'm not a big-time user, I must confess, but what I wish to see in a NX3, what would make me upgrade to it, is exactly Dan's list plus the ability to use a u-point selection for adaptation of the WB and/or the exposure, which I think (?) is not possible at the moment (but I could be wrong on that).

And also that it comes free with at least the one- and two-digit series of Nikon cameras. I don't know by heart the price of a D300s here in Switzerland, but NX2 costs over CHF 300, which I tend to consider a rip-off compared to Canon, whose offering something much better than the basic ViewNX offered so "generously" by Nikon with the cams (and that I don't use, BTW).

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#41. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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I gave NX2 a valiant try and opted for Lightroom, mostly because of it's speed, reliability and ease of handling large numbers of images both in data management and adjustments.

I do, however, LOVE the entire upoint design and system.

If it worked like Lightroom with the upoint local control, it would be perfect IMHO.

Speed, stability and batch processing are the keys.

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#44. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Olivier currently I know of no post processing SW that can do selective WB and Exposure. NX2 applies them globally. That is why I had added selective exposure to the wish list I posted. Selective WB is a great idea. How either would be implemented, I don't know, but it would be a killer capability. One thing you could do would be to process the NEF multiple times with different WB and/or exposure settings and then move the images to Photoshop and either blend them or manually mask those areas that you want to change.

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#46. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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AW
          

Dan,

My only desires would be better memory management, a clone capability similar to Photoshop, improved denoising algorithms for the various sensor types for RAW images and a better print dialogue.



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#47. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Western PA, US
          

Some excellent suggestions all. I sure hope the Capture NX Product Managers are listening.

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#48. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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I love the suggestions that have been proposed. For me, the deal breaker for NX2 vs. PS has become the integration of the Nik products.

I've been doing most of my PP work lately in PS simply because it integrates the complete suite of Nik tools.

It's criminal that the Nik products integrate into PS and LR, but not NX2. Here's hoping that NX3 fixes that situation.

  

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#49. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Gainesville, US
          

Dan,

Lot's of great ideas here. I'd like to request addition of a feature exhibited in Qimage & Picaso.

- Query the selected printer and show its native resolution in the Size/Resolution Adjust panel.

Thanks for starting this topic,

Rob

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#51. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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US
          

While I'm still a rookie, the missing feature most wanted is a Clone Tool. And isn't the Auto Retouch Brush already a Clone Tool, it just tries to guess what you want to use as the source (and doesn't always guess correctly...)?

2nd most-wanted: The ability to "Save As..." a COPY, not the file you're working on. I often want to export a JPEG or TIF, but want to continue editing the NEF. So I end up "Save As..." a JPEG or TIF, then have to close the file, then re-open the NEF.

3rd: As others have said, somehow identify where the file is located. And have the option of using the current file's folder as the default Save As folder.

4th: A way to add text (e.g., copyright). Seems this could be done easily, and with very little computing overhead.

I can accept that NX2 isn't intended to be image creation software, but it seems that if just a few common features were added, then photographers could avoid using Photoshop much more often.

DH

  

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#52. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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"2nd most-wanted: The ability to "Save As..." a COPY, not the file you're working on. I often want to export a JPEG or TIF, but want to continue editing the NEF. So I end up "Save As..." a JPEG or TIF, then have to close the file, then re-open the NEF."

Actually you don't have to close and reopen the file. Do your additional editing and do another 'Save as', this time selecting NEF for the file type. This works because 'Save as' does not change the working storage of the file.

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#53. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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US
          

>"2nd most-wanted: The ability to "Save
>As..." a COPY, not the file you're working on. I often
>want to export a JPEG or TIF, but want to continue editing the
>NEF. So I end up "Save As..." a JPEG or TIF, then
>have to close the file, then re-open the NEF."

>
>Actually you don't have to close and reopen the file. Do your
>additional editing and do another 'Save as', this time
>selecting NEF for the file type. This works because 'Save as'
>does not change the working storage of the file.

That works, but I see some complications:

You can't just press Command-S (or Ctrl-S for Windows) to save further edits, as if still working on the NEF. At least on my Mac, it won't allow it (which is probably a good thing, otherwise the JPEG would be overwritten). So, that means you either have to do all edits without saving until you're finished (which makes me nervous) or else save back to an NEF file after each JPEG export. And when you do that NEF save, you probably have to overwrite the 'old' one (which is actually the current one) and answer the potentially serious question of "FILENAME.NEF already exists. Do you want to replace it?" I don't want to get too comfortable answering "yes" to that question, such that it becomes my default response.

  

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#54. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Farmington Hills, US
          

Yes and No. You don't have to save the NEF each time you create a different JPEG. When I make different edited versions of the NEF, I label them as versions in NX2. When I made all the different JPEGs I want, I do a single Save over the original. I don't worry about overwriting the NEF, because the edit steps don't change the image data, they are just added recipes for making the different renditions I want. Later you can come back and select any of the versions for additional editing if you wish. The NEF file doesn't grow much, because the edit instructions are small compared to the image portion of the file. If I have a computer glitch while overwriting the NEF, I still have a copy of the original NEF saved from when I imported the data from my memory card. I also make a daily backup of all files I have changed.

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Don Hansen Registered since 11th Sep 2009Mon 22-Mar-10 01:24 AM
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#55. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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But with that method, none of your edits have been saved in the NEF after the first JPEG Save, until that final RAW Save, right? For me, that could be a hour or two of work down the drain if it crashes at the wrong time.

I just can't understand why it was designed this way. Does anyone find it beneficial? Seems like "Export..." would be better, while keeping the NEF file open. But then, I'm not a pro (though I'd very much like to be) so maybe this fits into a professional photographer's workflow in ways I haven't yet seen.

  

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#56. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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When you finally save the file as a NEF, all the edits are saved with it. Just because you saved the image as a JPEG does not change the working storage.

Try this experiment. Copy a good NEF into Test.NEF. Edit Test.NEF, save it as a JPEG, and then edit it some more. Create some versions and additional JPEGs along the way. Then save then final version as Test.NEF. Open it back up. Your final edit list should be showing and all the versions will be available. If you select the original version you will still see the unaltered image to demonstrate that the image data is not changed. All you've done is added some processing instructions for the other versions and the last saved version.

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Don Hansen Registered since 11th Sep 2009Mon 22-Mar-10 03:28 AM
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#57. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Gary,
I see how it works (I'm very familiar with NX2 and non-destructive editing, versions, and how the edit list stays in place even when it 'says' that the current file is a JPEG) but from what I see in the process you describe, there's (potentially) a significant time gap between "save it as a JPEG" and "save the final version as Test.NEF" during which no edits are saved. And so that's where all (new) edits could be lost in a crash. When I'm working on an NEF file, I'm "Command-S" Saving after doing anything I'd hate to lose. Can't do that when it says JPG up there.

  

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TiggerGTO Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006Mon 22-Mar-10 10:45 AM
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#58. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Apex, US
          

Another option is to use Edit->Duplicate (Ctrl+D) to duplicate the image and then do a save-as on the duplicate before closing it. Then you are back to your original nef with it still identified as a nef.

Danny
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Don Hansen Registered since 11th Sep 2009Mon 22-Mar-10 08:35 PM
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#61. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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US
          

>Another option is to use Edit->Duplicate (Ctrl+D) to
>duplicate the image and then do a save-as on the duplicate
>before closing it. Then you are back to your original nef
>with it still identified as a nef.

I like it! And it even adds "Copy" to the filename, to distinguish it from the original. Thanks.

  

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robsb Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his expertise in CNX2 and his always amicable and continuous efforts to help members Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 23rd Aug 2006Wed 24-Mar-10 01:38 AM
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#62. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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San Jose, US
          

The retouch brush is a clone tool of sorts, sort of half way between a healing brush and a clone tool. I like it a lot. It will pick up not onlyy local color but texture too so it is great for removing spots, and minor defects and I ahve removed quite large items by using small and many strokes. What it is not is a patch tool, and you can't clone from an area that is far away from the brush, but it was not meant to be either.

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TiggerGTO Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2006Mon 22-Mar-10 12:21 PM
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#59. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Apex, US
          

I have been hesitant to contribute to this thread because my current service problems with NX2 are making me have second thoughts about upgrading to NX3 whenever it is released. However, I might as well chime in case anybody from Nikon or Nik is actually paying attention to this thread:

1) Better customer support

2) Fix all longstanding problems like the "memory leak" and control points moving when deleting a previous crop step (and my not-so-longstanding color management problem with my laptop's high performance graphics mode).

3) A true 64-bit Windows application.

4) Full integration with Nik plugins. Ideally this additional functionality would be delivered as part of the new NX2 release. Baring that, then either add support to enable NX2 versions of the plug-ins, or provide a "pro" version of NX2 containing the functionality.

5) Ability to modify a crop without having to delete the old crop and create a new one. This is particularly problematic if the crop was done early and there are lots of edit steps afterward coupled with the longstanding control point bug mentioned in step 2.

6) Localized White balance and exposure adjustments via selection control points and other selection mechanisms.

7) A real clone tool.

8) Add copyright, signature or watermark to image

9) Basic canvas sizing and stroke capabilities to enable the creation of frames.

Danny
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bobtail Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Sep 2006Mon 22-Mar-10 08:16 PM
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#60. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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Axminster, GB
          

I certainly agree with most of the ideas listed.I would add:

Ability to read and convert to greyscale images (grey gamma 2.2)

I have to take my B&W images into Paintshop for cloning, adding a border & convert to greyscale (having previously done the BW conversion in NX2)which is necessary for black only carbon printing.I may then want to bring it back into NX2 for a final edit step,but although the browser shows the thumbnail, it wont open the file.
Is it something inherant to NX2 that it only works in RGB ?
Chris
UK

  

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edoruan Basic MemberFri 26-Mar-10 01:54 PM
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#63. "RE: Capture NX3 Wish List?"
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New York, US
          

If Aperture 3 came out a few weeks ago, and Adobe just announced CS5, can NX3 be far behind?

Edo

  

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