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jhanes55 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2010Sat 11-Feb-12 05:22 PM
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After many good years of service I plan to upgrade my faithful D100 to a D700 or D800.
My only printing was a few 8/10's straight out of the camera with occassional e-mailing. At 75 I know zip, zero, nadda about "post processing" The paper I worked at had photo shop classes starting when I left. ("Read stone Age.") I have come to this forum with simple requests.
What is/are good beginning program(s) (for a slow learner) that have an easy learning curve?? I know every one has a favorite so I'll look at the one's that get the most favorable reccomandations.
Then on to pc spec recomandations gigga, Tera, Ram and so on. try to keep it simple.
Thanks for any help to an old man.
"hope you Have at it guys"
Jerry

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Sat 11-Feb-12 06:13 PM
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Sat 11-Feb-12 06:15 PM by dm1dave

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Hi Jerry,

Just for simplicity I think I would go with the Nikon software View NX and/or Capture NX.

Since you are used to using your images strait out of the camera these two programs are the only ones that will use all of the camera settings. If you get your camera settings (picture controls) set up just right the Nikon software will process the images with little need for further processing.

You can probably start off with View NX (a free program) that will open your NEF images with the camera settings applied and enough tools to make essential changes if needed.

Capture NX is a full featured RAW editor that gives you much more control over the processing. The basic stuff is not all that hard to learn and there is always a Nikonian or two who can help you with more complex tasks.

Computer; For a D700 almost any computer less than about 3 years old should work. If you are using Windows it will be best if you have Windows 7 64 bit with at least GB of RAM. For a D800 I would try to have 8 GB of RAM and a pretty fast processor such as a quad core i7.

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