Currently running NX2 v. 2.2.7. Trying to update to current version which I understand is 2.3.5? When I click on 'Update Capture NX2' on the help menu, I get a 'Could not connect to server' message (see below) and I can't proceed any further. The computer is definitely connected to the internet (Comcast/Xfinity cable) - since I'm on the Nikonians site now and posting this - so I don't know why I get this message. Computer OS is Windows XP (SP3). Nikon Message Center is v. 2.0.1.
Thanks. Not sure of the update procedure, though. I see from other threads here you suggest uninstalling what's on the computer (which for me is v. 2.2.7), then downloading and installing full v. 2.3.0, then updating that to v. 2.3.5.
But if I uninstall v. 2.2.7, how will the program know that I have a legitimate license when I install v. 2.3.0? I won't have a Product Key for v. 2.3.0.
(My original install was Capture NX. I purchased the upgrade to NX2, and I have the original discs and Product Keys for both).
The instructions for 2.3.0 suggest it is not *necessary* to uninstall the old version but I like to do that in order to avoid any potential problems with the installer. It is arguably always best to start with a "fresh" install when updating with a "full" install, as is the case with 2.3 The update procedure should say something about that.
I see a relatively large number of problems with CNX and CNX2 that seem to be resolved with a complete uninstall and reinstall. Since it tends to be a somewhat quirky app in the best of circumstances, I figure it is better to get that process of elimination trouble shooting step out of the way up front. And it is difficult to determine if any given quirk is "normal" or not, and not worth the time to research those things.
The only argument I know against a reinstall is that on occasion I've seen reports suggesting that the "copy protection" part of the installer will, after some unknown number of uses, refuse to validate.
So if one were to frequently reinstall the product it might make sense to minimize the install count. None of this is documented so there is a lot of speculation here. I've done a fair number of reinstalls since I've had CNX2 and never had a problem. I've probably put it on 4 or 5 machines over the years.
Your product keys for NX and NX2 will work for NX2 V2.3.x. As I recall you need both, and I doubt that there is any "end run" by installing over the old copy verses a reinstall. The exception might be if you lost your original NX product key.
I'm a little fuzzy on the details because the last time I actually did it was in July 2012, but that went smoothly when I reinstalled everything to a new laptop. I did need both keys and I guard all my product keys like they were made of gold .
I did not uninstall v. 2.2.7 - I downloaded the full v. 2.3.0 and installed over v 2.2.7. Then downloaded and installed the 2.3.5 update. Both seemed to install without a problem, never asked for the Product Key.
Hopefully I won't run into a future problem with the copy protection refusing to validate.
BTW, during the update I saw a message that it was installing the picture control utility. How do you get to the picture controls? I don't see them anywhere.
Thanks again for your always comprehensive and helpful assistance!
Open an impage in CNX2. In the edit list under picture control, select a Picture Control (even if it is the same one embedded in the out of camera image). Click the rectangular icon witht he gear and drop down arrow in the lower left of the Quick Adjust Section. The 3rd drop down is "Launch Picture Control Utility".
I had to poke around for a couple of minutes to find that; haven't used it in a while . It is buried a bit deeply in the interface!
'Picture Control' doesn't show up anywhere in the edit list... I guess that's part of the problem. Do the Picture Controls have to be installed/added in a separate step, or are they integrated into NX2. If they are, how do I get them to show up so I can then follow your instructions to get to the PC utility?
I have been trying to update to 2.3.5 from 2.3.1 without success. The download runs, says installion complete but the app returns an error 'corupt ot incomplete. I have been trying it for 3 days now each time downloading S_CNX2_02...EN-ALL__.dmg which is always 77.3MB. It always installs but the CNX2 app is only 22MB whereas my 2.3.1 is 74.1MB so somthing is missing alright. Anybody having update problems? I am still waiting on Nikon replying to my query. from 30 Dec. As usual they dont really care about the software, do thy?
Sorry I can't give you additional insights as to what might be wrong. I just did the update as described and (luckily) everything seemed to work OK.
I was hesitant to do it, because I tried to update on a different computer about a year ago and it didn't work, got some kind of error message but I don't remember the details. It was a second installation of NX2 that I didn't really need, so I just uninstalled everything. (That computer subsequently crashed (for other unrelated reasons) and was replaced, so I can't even go back to take a look to refresh my memory).
Very frustrating. Good luck, I hope you eventually get it to work.
>I have been trying to update to 2.3.5 from 2.3.1 without >success. >The download runs, says installion complete but the app >returns an error 'corupt ot incomplete. I have been trying it >for 3 days now each time downloading S_CNX2_02...EN-ALL__.dmg >which is always 77.3MB. It always installs but the CNX2 app is >only 22MB whereas my 2.3.1 is 74.1MB so somthing is missing >alright. >Anybody having update problems? I am still waiting on Nikon >replying to my query. from 30 Dec. As usual they dont really >care about the software, do thy?
If I have problems like you're having, I uninstall NX2, run the NX2 registry cleaner and then do a re-install from the Nikon web site. I then do the update from the web. The registry cleaners are available from the download section of their website.
I hope this helps.
Bob White San Francisco Bay Area (BWO Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Thnx Bob I am MAC so dont need registry cleaner. However I have at last heard from Nikon support who say uninstall 'Old' version - shut down - reinstall downloaded update. I just got it so will do asap & let you know . Thnx again tho for your response.
Just to update now I have heard from Nikon support.
Uninstalling CNX2 has to include Pic Cntrl Util etc . In fact to get it to work I had to uninstall everything except ViewNX2. Support actually includes a RegCleaner downlaod which of course is no use on a MAC, its not needed) You then need to download & install v2.3.0 (even if you had 2.3.1 as I had). THEN you update to v2.3.5
For a MAC user this is more palaver than any other update I have ever done. You get so used to MACs just downloading & installing updates this was a lot of trouble. Thank goodness its not my main proc software.
>Yes, Picture Controls can only be applied to raw files. > >If you normally shoot JPG you could shoot and edit a raw image >in order to access the editor, and then save the modified >Picture Control to a film card in order to upload it to your >camera.
Does this mean that 'Picture Controls' will show up as an option on the edit list only if you have a RAW file open? If I open a RAW file I will see it?
And I'm not so concerned with modifying and saving a PC, I just wanted to have the option of applying different PC's to the photo to see the effect -- although modifying/changing is certainly a great feature and one I will probably take advantage of in the future.
Thu 03-Jan-13 01:45 AM | edited Thu 03-Jan-13 11:58 AM by nrothschild
There are a number of edits that can be made in raw only... including white balance, exposure changes, and applying picture controls.
You can change picture controls in a raw file (not a JPG or TIF). You don't use Picture Control Utility; you just select an existing Picture Control from a drop down in the Camera Settings section of the Edit List. The Camera Settings section only displays for raw files.