Between the crashes when working with multiple masks, blurs and/or the auto retouch brush and the occasional inability to save a file that I have been working on, Capture NX 2 has forced me to try and get the photograph as close to perfect IN CAMERA as possible.
Yet regardless of these issues. I still love that software.
Sorry, needed to vent. Just finished working on a portrait and it won't save. GRRRR!
Sent an email to Nikon regarding these issues. Hope to hear something useful soon.
The bliss of ignorance is not knowing what your limitations are.
The goal of getting it right in camera is always good. sorry to hear about your problems. Have you tried all the tricks documented here to avoid these issues? I run on a Core 2 Duo with 8 GB RAM and win 7 64 bit, and don't see these problems, but I have made sure that the proper C++ redistributables and the proper NET files are on my computer. I keep my cache at 2 GB or below and have drives dedicated to scratch, etc.
>Sent an email to Nikon regarding these issues. Hope to hear something useful soon.
If you are using a MAC and Snow Leopard v 10.6.5 and above Nikon will inform you that NX2 Version 2.2.6 is not compatible. I have spoken to two different techs and received an email stating this. I use an IMAC i7 2.8Ghz, 16GB ram and suffer the same issues you describe. I have all but given up on using the application and am working with Aperture.
I'm sure it's too late now, but the next time your edited file won't save, try this.
Save your edit steps in a settings file. You can do this by selecting the Batch menu item and then "Save Adjustments ...". On Windows you can also get to Save Adjustments by right clicking on the edit pane (I don't know what the MAC equivalent of this is). Now, after restarting CNX2 and opening your image, you can recover all your edits using Batch->Load Adjustments or right clicking and selecting Load Adjustments. When reloading the adjustments you will probably what to select the Overwrite Develop section option if it appears.
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