OK here goes, yes I bought Color Efex Pro 4.0 for Lightroom and with the Edit List you can open your picture right from inside CaptureNX2 and a lot of other programs to. But that being said youre not working inside Capture NX2 anymore. Youre working as a standalone outside of Capture and it doesnt import it back into Capture when youre done editing your picture. You will have to export it to a folder you want to use and not saving it as a NEF anymore. With the Edit List you can open into Dfine 2.0, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro 3.0-SHP3.0, Silver Efex Pro 2, Viveza 2, even open a picture in Photoshop CS5 and Topaz products or Perfect Photo Suite 6 right from Capture. You can open 12 separate programs from within the Edit List in Capture.
I know that its not the same as working inside Capture and I should have bought the Photoshop version and worked inside Photoshop but that was my mistake. But at least there is an option if you want to try it, and of course I still have Color Efex Pro 3 that I can still use inside Capture. This is just some information so you know about it, but may not be worth your time and trouble. But that Edit List is a nice little program for Capture NX2 if you have more than one program you want to open in Capture. I put some screen shot so you can see how it works. For is it worth the $99, download the trial and try it to see.
Has anyone tried 'Edit List' with PhotoShop CS4 or CS5? I know the author says it is for Lightroom but does that exclude PhotoShop? Finally, if you converted the TIFF from CEP4 back to a NEF would NX2 then recognize it?
Sun 06-Nov-11 09:06 PM | edited Mon 07-Nov-11 02:51 AM by davidd1833
the Lightroom versions of various plug-ins are in fact self-contained programs, which will work on their own, so that is why EditList is able to pass files to them. The Photoshop versions are plug-ins only, and will not run on their own.
EditList will pass files through to any program, so you can use it to pass files from NX2 to Photoshop CS5, Lightroom or any other editing program. NX2 automatically converts the file (whatever it's format) to a TIFF when it does this.
If you open an edited TIFF again in NX2, you can then 'Save As' a NEF file, which gives you the non-destructive editing again. Note that the NEF files created by NX2 in this way are not exactly the same as NEF files from the camera. I doubt if any other program would open them.
Yes you can use the Edit List to import it into Photoshop CS5 from Capture and run it from there and then save it to a folder as any format you like, except a NEF file of course. Running from Capture NX2 it only saves as a TIFF file back to the same folder that it came out of with the same file name plus -1 or the next number depending how many copies you have. You dont have an option where it goes. But the new Color Efex Pro 4.0 stack all your edits so you dont have to go in and out of it like the last version did in Lightroom or Photoshop did then processes all your edits together when youre done. Its just too bad that Nikon didnt keep Nik on so it would work inside of Capture NX2 and we could save as a NEF file with all the edits in it. It sure would have saved a lot of room on our computers!