Hello. I have been using stand alone Nikon Transfer to upload my D300 images from the card reader to my external drive. I just had to upgrade to ViewNX2 to handle my D800 images, that has embedded Nikon Transfer latest version. It looks more complicated than I want or need... I simply want to transfer from card reader to drive then open from there in LR4. Is there a better way do do that so I cam delete the ViewNX2? Thank you.
Use "Device Stage" in Windows 7. Not sure on other versions. It can automatically transfer files from your camera. Either USB or from the card reader. Its another of Microsoft's hidden gems. I tried it but turned it off.
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You can also set your Auto Run preferences in Windows so that Nikon Transfer will be opened when you connect the card reader or camera. It is still the same interface you have via Nikon View, but automatically opens the program. If you combine that with the Preferences setting to open Lightroom when the download is completed, View will never open.
The old stand alone Transfer program should not be used.