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JGD

Frederick, US
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JGD Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Oct 2006
Wed 09-Mar-11 01:24 PM

Last night I was playing with the newly released Lightroom/Photoshop "plugin" SEP2 and discovered (rediscovered?) that SEP2 works very well as a standalone program with NX2. Simply make the SEP2 application your "open-with" application, highlight the NEF/JPEG image of interest and "open-with". A Tiff image will be created (but not saved), SEP2 will then open up allowing B&W editing. When done, press "Save" and the Tiff file will be saved back into the directory from which it was pulled using the same file name but with the Tiff extension. It also appears that SEP2 indexes the Tiff file, if it has the same name, so it does not overwrite the original; you could easily have several B&W versions alongside one another.

I tried this with another popular image browser, FastStone's Image Viewer, and it worked with JPEGs, but not NEFs. However, it overwrote the original JPEG file without warning. So caution is warrented when trying this with other programs.

Maybe everyone already knows about this workflow between NX2 and SEP/SEP2, but I sure didn't (or maybe forgot ) - so I thought I would pass this along as SEP2 is really, really nice.

I'm running Windows 7 - 64 bit.

Jim

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

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