Is anyone using VNX2 that comes with the D7k? I can't find a way to resize a photo. Also, when cropping, it only does free crop. I click on the drop down menu to select Fixed ratio but no menu drops down.
I have used CNX2 for awhile now so I'm familiar with how to do this but the new VNX2 seems to have something missing.
I've been using View NX2 for a couple of months and find it much improved.
Resizing in View NX2 is done after editing. Use the Convert Files icon at the top right of your toolbar. You can set the desired proportions as well as quality for conversions as desired. This function works for multiple images. You cannot use View NX2 to convert images that have been edited outside of View NX2 - for example with Capture NX2.
My copy of View NX2 has Crop under the Adjustment commands on the right side. The default is Free Crop, but if you click on the box or the arrow to the right, a drop down menu shows 5 proportions of landscape and portrait crops. To use the tool you click Start and Apply to confirm the crop.
If you are not seeing these functions, you might try uninstalling and downloading a fresh copy from NikonUSA.
Sorry to say, I have not found a fix. I installed the latest release and now all I get is a fixed ratio for landscape or portrait. I talked to Nikon support back in October and all they told me was "Well there should be other options listed in the drop down window" Duh!!
I am not aware of a setting for the crop drop down window. You must select an image for the drop down window to be active. I am using a D7000 with Windows 7 - and on another computer with Windows Vista.
>I am not aware of a setting for the crop drop down window.
Eric, I don't understand this statement. I'm refering to options within the window. ie Fixed or Free crop. When I click the drop down window it only shows me a fixed ratio in landscape or portrait orientation. I have no free crop. I am able to crop the image with a fixed ratio.
>You must select an image for the drop down window to be >active.
If your viewing an image, isn't it active, or do I need to do something else?
Sorry - what I meant was I looked for a possible setting to limit the drop down to free crop or vice versa and did not find such a setting anywhere.
I can't find anything to suggest a way to remove the drop down options - or turn them back on. I did find that I had to select it for editing to activate the crop drop down. With my copy in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 the drop down works normally with both free crop and fixed ratio options.
Does the function work the same way with both a thumbnail and a full sized image?
Ok, that makes sense. I just tried this one more time and what I found is the first time I select an image to crop, it defaults to free crop. If I select either the landscape or portrait orientations I'm stuck with that. I cannot go back to free crop. There is nothing that says free crop and I cannot uncheck the fixed ratios. If I restart the software it defaults back to free crop.
It's the same for Browser and Edit modes.
This is too frustrating, especially since CNX2 works so much better, IMO.
I only use VNX2 to quickly view the images and delete the bad ones.
I have uninstaled and then reinstalled the software from nikons website several times. My theory is there may be a conflict between the software, recent windows 7 updates and some settings on my computer. I am waiting to hear from Nikon.