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vrmike Registered since 17th Sep 2004Fri 30-Nov-07 12:52 AM
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"Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"


Edmonton, CA
          



So, I've been having some issues with my new iMac running Capture NX. I wondered if it was a RAM thing as I haven't upgraded to the max 4GB (although I think the RAM arrived today). Anyway, regular things like batch process wouldn't work and it was regularly crashing...

I email Nikon to see if there is any know issues. Here's the response:

"This software is not compatible with Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard). As image files may be corrupted when they are saved, this software should NOT be used under Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard).

We are currently investigating a means to resolve this issue."

Does this come as a surprise to anyone else or did I just not do enough research? I looked on Nikon Canada and Nikon USA to see if there were any issues...

Thoughts?

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Fri 30-Nov-07 02:17 AM
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#1. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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New York, US
          

I'm not sure Nikon is says "not compatible" as much as they mean "not completely tested and supported". I’ve been running NX on a 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.33 GHz, with 2 gigs RAM. And I have had no issues.

UPDATE:
I just read the Nikon announcement warning against Leopard. Strange indeed!

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vrmike Registered since 17th Sep 2004Fri 30-Nov-07 02:21 AM
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#2. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Edmonton, CA
          

Jon,

Thanks for your reply...I'm assuming you're using Leopard,no?


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dphotobayer Registered since 28th Feb 2002Fri 04-Jan-08 07:37 PM
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#46. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Aspen, US
          

There are about 5 photographers in my area that do high end adverting and stock work. We had all been using Canon gear w/o incedent for the past 4 years as Nikon did not offer a full frame solution.

So a few of us went back to Nikon with renewed vigor upon getting the D3. Unfortunately the files from the D3 fall short compared to the Canon 5D and 1DS-II files when using conventional programs like ACR, LR, C1 Pro.4 and Raw Developer, mostly at ISO's higher than 400 which is why many of us use the D3.

Capture NX and even the conversion engine in View NX do by far the best job at converting from base camera settings. But the software is a DISASTER for pros using high end Macs like I am.

I just spent over two weeks going from Leopard and even Tiger on my 3.0 GHZ Mac Pro w/ 16 GB of ram and 4 internal drives including 2TB of storage space and dual 10,000 Raptor drives of OS, Apps and scratch.

I even did a complete clean install of of my OS and Apps and now have to re-write over 20 CS3 droplets for my workflow.

So I have to do two things now:

1. Use View NX to convert Nikon D3 and D300 NEF files for press ready use.

2. Pull my 5D off of ebay and buy back three good lenses so that I can actually make a living.

I will give Nikon 60 days to come up with a real solution for this as a camera is only as good as the software you use with it and how it jives with that.

If this does not get resolved to OUR satisfaction ( three photographers who collectively spent over 100K on Nikon ) then we all sell our Nikon gear and go BACK TO CANON!!!

As good of a piece of hardware as the D3 is, it is useless if it does not play as well with mainstream software like ACR or C1 as do other cameras and the software it does look best with simply WONT WORK!!!

"Digital is like shaved legs on a man - very smooth and clean but there is something acutely disconcerting about it."

  

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DrJay32 Gold Member Awarded for his multiple written contributions for the Resources and eZine Nikonian since 12th Mar 2003Fri 30-Nov-07 12:41 PM
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#3. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Mike, I just noticed that message, too.

What I will say is this-- I had a NEF corrupted in NX 1.3 on Leopard. I don't know if it would have happened in NX 1.2. Most of the time, things work just fine.

Until official support comes out for Leopard, I'm working on back-up copies of my NEFs.

It's always a good idea to archive your originals, anyway. For NEFs I open in NX 1.3, I'm saving them as a copy with a modified filename.


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vrmike Registered since 17th Sep 2004Sat 01-Dec-07 02:14 AM
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#4. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Edmonton, CA
          

For sure...I always have back ups. When you shoot so many, you just can't afford not to. I've been using NX on Leopard for a few hours and not any problems, but for anything critical, I'm using my slower (but more stable) Powerbook with Tiger on it..

Frustrating that Nikon didn't find this before Leopard was release - Lord knows they had enough time...

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Forgeman Registered since 03rd Jun 2006Sun 02-Dec-07 12:53 PM
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#6. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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GB
          

I received the Nikon Message Centre warning that Capture NX 1.3 was available this morning. However, there appears to be a glitch in the link to the European site download, so I logged in to the States site and read this warning so didn't update.

The strange thing is the European Support site doesn't have this warning posted and the 1.3 update has been up since 22 Nov.

I've not taken the risk of updating meantime.

I've not used Capture NX in earnest since upgrading to Leopard. Has anyone had any issues with Capture NX 1.2?

Fred
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#64. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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South Glens Falls, US
          

Jason,
First off, I have a copy of your ebook "Guide to Capture NX" Totally Awesome!!! Second, I was running capture NX 1.3 on my Mac G5 running Tiger, 2 gig ram and storing all JPG & NEF on external 500G Drive. Capture NX kept crashing, usually while trying to save an image. Started to suspect OS might have been boogered so I reloaded OS back to Panther (Thanks Apple for not including Tiger Disc after Warrenty repairs were made!!) I was hoping that my OS was corupt somehow and just needed a reload. Well, NX is back to its "I don't want to play anymore" ####. I was thinking of upgrading to Leopard but now I am not sure if that will help. I do not know if the Window's version is any different, I did load it on a Vista Laptop and have not had a chance to see if it will do the same thing. I am hoping for a quick fix for my Mac that does not require that I whip out the credit card and get a new Mac Pro. I have not sold that idea to my SO yet. Thanks

  

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#5. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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New York, US
          

Sorry for the omission -- yes, I'm running Leopard.

And yes, I'm only working on backups now.

Jon Kandel
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#7. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Overland Park, US
          

How in the world did Nikon allow this to happen? They've known about Leopard for at least a year! Considering how impressive Capture NX is, I would have thought the developers/testers would have had enough on the ball to test it with Leopard BEFORE it was released!

Unfortunately, my workflow has become totally dependent on View NX and Capture NX. I did a clean Leopard install on my Macbook Pro and now I can't even get the View NX or Capture NX installers to run - they just lock up! I've corresponded with Nikon, they are obviously aware of the issue, but won't provide an ETA on a fix. I wish they would at least tell us how long we will be waiting for the fix - If its going to be more than a few weeks I need to jump ship and switch to something else (CS3 I suppose).

Unbelievable that they are shipping the new D300 with software that wont install on the current Mac OS!




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#12. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

It happens because it is one of those bugs that you wouldn't necessarily see unless you use the software in a particular way. NX 1.3 works fine on Leopard for the most part, but issues can arise in the following situations:

Exporting TIFFs of up-ressed files
Deleting crop steps from the Edit List.

If you see black squares appear on your image, DO NOT SAVE YOUR FILE. Revert to an earlier version, or close and reopen it. Saving a file with black squares will lead to file corruption.

-Jason


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Author, The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX
Now supports Capture NX 1.3

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#8. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Redondo Beach, US
          

For those who are able - you may want to consider partitioning your Mac hard drive - one with 10.4.x and the other with 10.5.1. This way you don't damage your pictures - and operate on the old operating system until Nikon straighten this our.

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#9. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Hi - I'm running OS 10.3.9X on a powerbook and NX will not open any of my D300 Raw files. It also crashes the system regularly. Anyone else have this issue? thomas

  

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#10. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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AU
          

Nikon has added NX 1.2 to the Leopard warning!

Copied and pasted from Nikon Message Centre: (see also my edit below)

【WARNING】
Capture NX Ver.1.2.0 and 1.3.0 are not compatible with Mac OS X version 10.5.
As image files may be corrupted when they are saved, this software should NOT be used under Mac OS X version 10.5. We are currently investigating a means to resolve this issue.

{Edit} Nikon may not have added 1.2 to the warning. It might have been there the whole time - I had originally seen the warning on the 1.3 update and assumed it applied only to that. Also I've read lots here that 1.2 seems OK. When looking for an update from within NX this am I noticed the warning applied to both 1.2 and 1.3}

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#11. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

There is a hotfix in the works to address this problem. It is being tested as we speak.

-Jason

Jason P. Odell
Colorado Nikonian
Author, The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX
Now supports Capture NX 1.3

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#13. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Overland Park, US
          

>There is a hotfix in the works to address this problem. It
>is being tested as we speak.

Thank goodness! I love Capture NX but I can't get it to load on my updated Leopard mac book pro. If they get it fixed soon enough I'll avoid having to start a whole new learning curve with another raw converter/post processing package.

ps: Jason - thanks for the podcast on the d300, it was great. Mine is supposed to arrive this coming Thursday and I'm VERY excited!

Regards,

Ken.


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#14. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Sydney, AU
          


Having read the previous messages I would like to add that I have no problems using Capture NX ver 1.3.0 under Leopard 10.5.1 using iMac 2GHz Intel duo core recently bought.
Installed NX under Tiger OS then upgraded to Leopard later. Both View NX and Capture NX are working flawlessly.

  

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#15. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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It works fine until one time, then it saves an all black file. Be sure to back up, because it can happen after many good edits, without warning.

Fran

  

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#16. "D3 raw files and Leopard crashes Capture NX"
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TH
          

I've found that the D3 raw files, Leopard and Capture NX 1.3 are an incompatable mix. Capture NX just can't handle the combination at all.

I have Capture NX 1.3 loaded on both an iMac and Macbook Pro each running Leopard. I've not had problems with any D2X images so far but the D3 raw files crash Capture NX completely. It advises that the D3 raw files are not a compatible format then promptly crashes. If the D3 raw file is on the desktop Capture NX won't even open as it crashes trying to build the preview.

Glad that Adobe have their ducks in a row and Lightroom works with the D3 or I'd have had to roll back one of my machines to Tiger.

It'll probably another two months or so before Apple bring out an update to Core Image to allow Leopard to preview D3 raw files directly and update Aperture and Preview. I don't know how reliant Capture NX 1.3 is on Core Image but I strongly suspect the problems I'm experiencing are connected.

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KPinKC Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2006Wed 12-Dec-07 11:58 PM
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#17. "RE: D3 raw files and Leopard crashes Capture NX"
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Overland Park, US
          

Are you also using CS3 on your Leopard Macs? My entire workflow was exclusively View NX and Capture NX and I can't get either of them to even install on my Leopard Macbook Pro. I can't wait any longer for them to come up with the fix so am planning on switching, maybe to Lightroom/CS3. Would love to hear how its working out for you...

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#18. "RE: D3 raw files and Leopard crashes Capture NX"
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TH
          

I have both PS CS3 and lightroom loaded on both macs at the moment.

This at least provides me with a mechanism to process the D3 raw files. But I can't yet compare the advantages/disadvantages of the D3 since most of the best features are so closely tied to Capture NX.

Using the D3 with 12 bit raw files, standard colour settings and no in-camera D lighting and the differences between the raw files processed in Lightroom and Capture NX may be slight. But without a working copy of Capture NX those features of the camera are off limits for the moment.

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gcarr Registered since 25th Dec 2006Mon 17-Dec-07 07:31 PM
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#19. "capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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Toronto, CA
          

I'm a little late here however I was checking out Nik's filters on their website and I came across a warning that NX won't operate with Leopard and may corrupt files and I just about fell out of my chair. I just finished a calendar for our golf club that I've been shooting over 5 months. I'm sure I finished some shots before changing to Leopard but I know I did some others with it. I can't recall any problems. The only thing that really worried me was the possibility of corruption- they're at the printers! The one thing I did notice and I don't remember if it happened with installing Leopard. A lot of images in IPhoto went from large size files to much smaller size files. Not all my shots but many and I have no idea what caused that.
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#20. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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TH
          

Gary,

If you opened the processed files after Capture NX had processed them then you are OK. As I understand it the original NEF files are getting scrambled, not the processed output files. The issue is if you save NX edits in the NEF file. If you are just using NX to get to a JPEG or TIFF file processing in another package and didn't save the edits in the NEF files then you are unlikely to have had a problem.

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Yzerguy Registered since 06th Jan 2007Wed 19-Dec-07 12:18 AM
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#21. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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CA
          

Does anyone know of an update to resolve the NX 1.3 and Leopard incompatibility? I've looked, don't see anything.

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#23. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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TH
          

No update exists at the moment.

The only solution that i know of is to use Tiger. You don't have to roll you mac back completely, only partition off an area of the drive and install tiger as a separate bootable drive. Of course if your mac came with Leopard pre-installed then you won't have the Tiger install disks and you are out of luck.

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#26. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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CA
          

>No update exists at the moment.
>
>The only solution that i know of is to use Tiger. You don't
>have to roll you mac back completely, only partition off an
>area of the drive and install tiger as a separate bootable
>drive. Of course if your mac came with Leopard pre-installed
>then you won't have the Tiger install disks and you are out
>of luck.

Apologies, I didn't fully explain, was trying to keep it short.

I do realize that right now there's no update, was more interested in if there's any updated fodder on when we may expect a patch etc. Since posting that last one, I've still found squat on that topic.

I'm about to buy a Mac, first one in, well, a very long time... PCs have been necessary for my line of work, photography isn't work (well, it is a bit, for real estate, so I'm not paid directly for my photos)

I'm tired of fighting my PC now that I'm starting to get seriously interested in learning more post processing for my own interests. I'll keep the PC for work and the Mac will be my fun computer (but it'll factor into work a bit). That said, it'll be Leopard only, so I guess I'll have to wait to use NX 1.3 -- not a huge problem, I hardly know the software, but am looking forward to learning it now that it came with my D300. Guess I'll just have to wait like everyone else who doesn't have Tiger.
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#22. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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Toronto, CA
          

Hi Noel - as far as I know I have saved edited work in NEF and Tif. What problems would I see if there is a problem?
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#24. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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TH
          

>What problems would I see if there is a problem?

If you try to view a D3 NEF Capture NX falls flat on it's face and crashes with a huge thud. Don't know what other faults as I've been careful to avoid saving edits in my other camera's NEFs since Nikon gave out the warning. I recently moved over to running Capture NX under a Tiger partition so I can bypass the fault.

Nikon have warned that your NEFs can become scrambled and unusable. It's not a predictable fault and can easily be avoided by not saving edits in the NEF files. If you keep backups and only use the NEF as a starting point then you will be OK.

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fstop808 Registered since 31st Dec 2006Thu 20-Dec-07 02:03 AM
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#25. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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US
          

>Hi Noel - as far as I know I have saved edited work in NEF
>and Tif. What problems would I see if there is a problem?

I installed Capture NX under Tiger (10.4) and then upgraded to Leopard (10.5). Capture NX will open under Leopard and open D300 NEF 14-bit lossless compressed files. However, while some photos are being opened/displayed, they will show black squares throughout and may even go totally black. I can't see a predictable reason why some do and some don't. However, they can be opened and edited in PS CS3.

iPhoto can't open either the NEF or the RAW files saved in PS. If the files are saved as JPG or TIF, no problem.

Note that if you have already upgraded to Leopard, you can't install Capture NX--it has to be installed under Tiger, at least that is my experience.


  

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morbius Registered since 19th Dec 2007Thu 20-Dec-07 08:40 PM
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#27. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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GB
          

NX 1.3.1 is now available which provides a fix for any problems under Leopard. As far as I can tell, you have to download 1.3.0 first and then apply the update to get 1.3.1

  

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Fran Registered since 25th Apr 2007Thu 20-Dec-07 09:39 PM
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#28. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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The download will not install on my Leopard iMac. Says it cannot be installed on this machine.

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morbius Registered since 19th Dec 2007Thu 20-Dec-07 11:17 PM
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#29. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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GB
          

Not sure what might be causing that. I've installed it successfully on a G4 running Leopard.

  

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#30. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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Toronto, CA
          

Fran - I just made a post with that problem. I currently have NX1.1 and wanted to upgrade to 1.3. I'm on a Mac Pro G5 with Leopard 10.5.1 and when I started the download it abruptly stopped and said it could not be installed on this computer. I'm left wondering what's the problem with 'this computer?'
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ctallis Registered since 10th Nov 2006Fri 21-Dec-07 04:18 AM
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#32. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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US
          

>Fran - I just made a post with that problem. I currently
>have NX1.1 and wanted to upgrade to 1.3. I'm on a Mac Pro G5
>with Leopard 10.5.1 and when I started the download it
>abruptly stopped and said it could not be installed on this
>computer. I'm left wondering what's the problem with 'this
>computer?'
>Gary

Tried rebooting? It worked for me.

  

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mozart11 Registered since 29th Apr 2006Thu 27-Dec-07 07:54 PM
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#43. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1"
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Mineola, US
          

>The download will not install on my Leopard iMac. Says it
>cannot be installed on this machine.
>
>Fran

That's all I get too. I download Capture NX from the Nikon site. 1.3.0. I got a serial number with my D300 purchase. Installed Capture NX.

Downloaded the update, Capture_NX_Hot_Fix_Setup 1.3.1.

Run the updater and get the message Can't be installed on this machine. I'm using a MacBook Pro running OS 10.5.1.

I spent an hour on the phone with Nikon Support. brian kept putting me on hold researching it. He finally came back to Fix Permissions (I did that on my own) and create a new User Account. Must "be something wrong with my computer and user account". No I tell him. I'm a Mac tech and its not my computer I tell him. He said there was nothing he could do then if I didn't want to create new user accounts. I told him fine, I'll stick with Photoshop and Aperture. APple will no doubt update Aperture faster than any Nikon azzhole engineer could get Capture NX working on Leopard. Nikon had over a year to update as Apple developed Leopard.

Nikon software engineers are 100% incompetent fools.

I WILL NEVER INSTALL AND UNINSTALL NIKON SOFTWARE EVER AGAIN. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GARBAGE. AND CONTINUES TO BE GARBAGE. ON APPLE COMPUTERS AT LEAST.


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mikeseb Registered since 12th Jul 2006Fri 21-Dec-07 01:07 AM
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#31. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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US
          

Good luck with the 1.3.1 CNX hotfix. I've installed it atop 1.3.0 on a PowerMac G4 system running 10.5.1, and it crashes every time I try to open an image.

What a frustrating mess Nikon has made of this software.

  

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morbius Registered since 19th Dec 2007Fri 21-Dec-07 07:17 AM
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#33. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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GB
          

>Good luck with the 1.3.1 CNX hotfix. I've installed it atop
>1.3.0 on a PowerMac G4 system running 10.5.1, and it crashes
>every time I try to open an image.
>
>What a frustrating mess Nikon has made of this software.

Have you tried the usual remedies of dealing prefs or deinstalling and starting again?

  

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Fran Registered since 25th Apr 2007Fri 21-Dec-07 04:03 PM
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#34. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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In order to install 1.3.1 on an Intel iMac, I had to reboot several times and reinstall i.3 and then 1.3.1. I have not done a lot of testing, but I have not had any problems since I was able to finally install the upgrade, but the actual installation was a real pain.

  

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#35. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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I encountered the corrupted saving NEF file problem in 10.5 and 10.5.1 on even a vanilla install of Leopard (not upgraded from Tiger). I lost a few NEFs, so I started using only copies of the original NEFs, but in the end, running NX 1.3 was not as fast on Leopard as on Tiger 10.4.11. So I reverted to a vanilla install of 10.4.11 with Capture 1.3 and everything is very good now. Performance is not fantastic, but it is good and reliable. I will not use Leopard with Capture NX until after Apple releases 10.5.2 and updates the system to read D300 and D3 files natively. I suspect that much of the problem with NX on Leopard involves file permissions. Many people not being able to install the Hot Fix on Leopard machines means that Nikon still has a bit of work to do before I'll risk using it in Leopard again.

While Nikon still needs to improve a lot with performance in NX, Apple should share some of the blame for pushing Leopard out the door too early. 10.5 had huge problems and 10.5.1 only addressed some of them.

  

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fstop808 Registered since 31st Dec 2006Sat 22-Dec-07 05:26 AM
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#36. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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US
          


>While Nikon still needs to improve a lot with performance in
>NX, Apple should share some of the blame for pushing Leopard
>out the door too early. 10.5 had huge problems and 10.5.1
>only addressed some of them.

That's the whole problem. After delaying 10.5 because of iPhone development, they said it would ship in October...Apple needed more time to work on 10.5, but didn't want another blackeye for another delay. So, let the early adopters be your beta+ testers.

I am very much looking forward to 10.5.2. Most likely Jan. 15 (MacWorld).

  

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#44. "RE: capture NX 1.1 / OX 10.5.1 HOTFIX CRASHES EVERY TIM"
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Mineola, US
          

>
>>While Nikon still needs to improve a lot with performance in
>>NX, Apple should share some of the blame for pushing Leopard
>>out the door too early. 10.5 had huge problems and 10.5.1
>>only addressed some of them.
>
>That's the whole problem. After delaying 10.5 because of
>iPhone development, they said it would ship in
>October...Apple needed more time to work on 10.5, but didn't
>want another blackeye for another delay. So, let the early
>adopters be your beta+ testers.
>
>I am very much looking forward to 10.5.2. Most likely Jan.
>15 (MacWorld).

This hasn't ANYTHING to do with Apple. This is ALL to Nikon's incompetence. Nikon software engineers are incompetent. PC geeks. Just by using their installers on Apple you can see their shortcuts of incompetence.

Nikon incompetence. 100%

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#37. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Aspen, US
          

For me, coming back to Nikon after 4 years with Canon has been a workflow disaster.

I run two machines, a 2.0 GHZ MacBook Pro and a Quad 3.0 Mac Pro with 16GB of ram, twin Raptors and 2TB of internal storage.

In addition to shooting Advertising, Fine Art and Editorial work, I shoot a ton of stock imagery.

My workflow, since about 2002 or ACR1 in 7.0 has been to shoot raw, import, batch rename, edit, keyword and archive using iView Media Pro by creating two sets of DVD's and archive onto a system RAID using thumbnail catalogs that can be placed on any number of computers and all access the RAID files from anywhere in the world.

I would then create work catalogs from the selects and export raw to TIFF for stock archives that work the same way.

This has been the way it has worked flawlessly since 2002. This has resulted in a highly successful membership only stock agency that has over 800,000 raw files as a base archive.

With every new camera model that has come out that I have upgraded to, there has never been a problem in viewing thumbnails in iView or using ACR or Lightroom to get the best raw output.

Up until now, life has been very, very good.

Enter the D3 & D300....

No thumbnails appear for either camera in iView or it's affiliate Expression Media.

Output from ACR or LR is mediocre at best especially above ISO 800.

NX puts out a great file, but is a workflow disaster.

Raw Developer is working well and actually puts out the sharpest files yet, but I am new to it.

I know that fixes will be on the horizon, but what is a busy pro to do now?

I have never-ever had as hard a time integrating a camera into my simple but crucial worklflow, ever.
Right now, I have 5 large resort developers needing stock for their projects that will mean over $100,000 in new stock sales over the next 6 months.

If I can not get this Nikon gear to work as easily as ANY new camera from Canon did, I have to go back to using them.

I don't want to do that, but in less than a couple weeks, I have to make that decision.

Even new 1DS-III thumbs render in iView and look great in ACR or LR.

How are other pros in similar lines of work doing to integrate the D3 into a real-world workflow?

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#38. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Kockengen, NL
          

dphotobayer, not being able to render D3 or D300 thumbnails/images is the fault of the respective software developers and has nothing to do with Nikon (at least not much, maybe they provide their info "late"). This problem will go away over time though as soon as developers have included rendering of D3 and D300 images in their software.

Given that you need to process your images NOW, however, leaves you with less options. While certainly not a pro, here's what I do and use:
1. Import with PhotoMechanic
2. Select/caption/etc. again with PhotoMechanic
3. Post Process images with Capture NX
4. Only if absolutely necessary, edit in PhotoShop


1 and 2: PhotoMechanic uses the embedded full-res JPG from the RAW file and hence is not only amazingly fast, it also supports newer cameras without a hitch!

3: I really love NX, especially it's batch processing capabilities! Mostly I am done after applying a basic recipe on my files (thank you Jason Odell for your basic setup, works great!)
It takes a bit of getting used to, and also some patience (my system isn't really fast), but the results are superb!
And, because all edit steps are saved within the RAW file, once rendering improvements come along, these are easy to apply, selectively overwriting earlier steps. For instance, I'm now reprocessing my images with the new "Picture Control" settings that have become available with NX 1.3. All I need to do is batch apply the base and LCH steps, leaving intact any other edit steps I used on the images.

4: Hardly necessary given the capabilities of Capture NX

Hope this helps,

Hayo Baan
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#40. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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US
          

>dphotobayer, not being able to render D3 or D300
>thumbnails/images is the fault of the respective software
>developers and has nothing to do with Nikon (at least not
>much, maybe they provide their info "late"). This problem
>will go away over time though as soon as developers have
>included rendering of D3 and D300 images in their software.
>
>Given that you need to process your images NOW, however,
>leaves you with less options. While certainly not a pro,
>here's what I do and use:
>1. Import with PhotoMechanic
>2. Select/caption/etc. again with PhotoMechanic
>3. Post Process images with Capture NX
>4. Only if absolutely necessary, edit in PhotoShop

I discovered the little-known Apple program, Image Capture, works great getting the photos off the camera and into a folder on the Mac under Leopard. Once they're in the folder, Capture NX 1.3.1, batch converts them into any format or for further processing. No problems with Capture NX under Leopard, but I had installed it before upgrading to Leopard. Similarly, the 1.3.1 updater worked fine.

My wife certainly likes her new D300 as a Christmas present

  

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#39. "Crazy: It works now: How I did it"
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CH
          

Absolutely crazy, but now it works.

I installed 1.3 Trial from the Nikon homepage and after that the 1.3.1 Hot Fix, then I de-installed capture NX and rebooted.

This procedure I had to do 4x (four time!) ... an now suddenly all works perfect, no crashes any more. Displayed version: 1.3.1-25111, SPM 1.3.0

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d50extreme Registered since 04th Jan 2007Tue 25-Dec-07 10:21 PM
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#41. "RE: Crazy: It works now: How I did it"
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US
          

i finally got the update to work and it is updated to 1.3.1. but in the process i had to uninstall and reinstall 1.3.0 for the update to work so it is requiring a product key again. im away so i don't have my product key with me but if i reenter it will it accept the rpoduct key?


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dphotobayer Registered since 28th Feb 2002Wed 26-Dec-07 05:58 PM
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#42. "RE: Crazy: It works now: How I did it"
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Aspen, US
          

It works on my MacBook Pro 2.0 GHZ but not my MacPro 3.0 GHZ.

I have tried 5 times to uninstall and reinstall, delete p-list items, re-boot, repair permissions and I get the same old ##### every time.

It crashes when I open the folder in the browser that contains the D3 NEF's and when I use "Open with Capture" in View NX, it says the file is not compatible.

I am officially done with Capture NX.

View NX's conversion is identical to Capture's straight unadjusted conversion in terms of output and clock speed so if I have a ton of time ( NX takes 3 times the elapsed time that ACR does ) then I will simply let View NX do a mass output of the files.

I have worked with over a dozen digital SLR's in the past 14 years starting with the Kodak NC2000 and I have *never* had such a huge problem integrating a new camera into what is usually a simple workflow, ever!

And Photo Mechanic, iCapture, none of those do what iView can do and that is render thumbnail catalogs that create a path to a DVD or HD even when the physical files are not on board. This feature is beyond powerful. It is part of my strategy allows me as a single image maker to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock sales from Getty and Corbis every year.

"Digital is like shaved legs on a man - very smooth and clean but there is something acutely disconcerting about it."

  

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Yzerguy Registered since 06th Jan 2007Sat 29-Dec-07 03:59 AM
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#45. "Checklist"
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CA
          

D300? Check

Capture NX software bundled with D300? Check

Brand new Mac, Leopard pre-installed, lots of ram? Check

Install Capture NX 1.3 (and hotfix)? UN-check

I'm realatively new to post processing, have been using PS CS2 on my old PC until this point, but the arrival of the D300 a month ago (happy day) has been followed by lack of RAW options (not so happy days since).

NX 1.3 does run on my PC, but slowwwwww. The PC doesn't owe me anything, and it'll keep on running for sometime, just not for PP.

In considering my options, rather than spend the cash on a new PC and load it with the same XP SP2 I currently have (won't touch Vista for a long time), I decided to take the plunge into the Mac world. I will now go and get PS CS3 in a few days, and I'll consider, if not at least demo, LR as well.

I want Capture NX on my new machine so I can learn a ton and make some comparisons, but in reading all this over the last month, I'm not even gonna try installing Capture NX until I see most of this stuff sorted. I can't believe the work arounds I've seen here that are (apparently) necessary to get NX to run on Leopard. Re-donk-u-lous.

I don't know enuf to start pointing fingers, just hoping that one or both of Apple and Nikon do what ever needs to be done to make this work.

I've gone this long without being able to PP RAW images (and yes, I'm aware of the DNG converter, even then my old PC's age is really showing) so waiting a few weeks/months longer shouldn't be the end of the world, still, I seriously have been having a hard time comprehending it's been as hard for those of you who have installed/reinstalled 4 times (with permissions changed etc, don't know enuf about Mac OS X yet to fathom that stuff) just to get it running.

Maybe I'll know enuf about Mac OS X sometime in the future to mess around like that, until then, I'll wait, don't wanna mess it all up. My plan to switch to Mac took buying PS CS3 into consideration, so I'll be good to go and maybe I won't even wind up using Capture NX, but still, it's sad all round.

Sean

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essencevictoria Registered since 24th Sep 2007Wed 16-Jan-08 02:12 PM
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"RE: Checklist"


Victoria, CA
          

Sean,
Welcome to the Mac world. It will take some adjusting, but you will not regret it.
That said, I do find my three year old iBook slow importing raw NEF files into Lightroom.
( time for a new Macbook Pro huh?)
However, Lightroom is great with RAW files on my 20" Core Duo iMac with 2GB of ram!

I cannot however import raw compressed into the very useful iPhoto ( great program for a little tweaking and sending a pic via a quick e mail or posting to a .mac gallery ( requires .mac membership).
Suppose until that is fixed I should shoot RAW plus fine .jpg.

At present I import from the D300 into Lightroom ( you select in the Application Folder on your Mac HD , Image Capture and when you open that you set under preferences the program you wish to import images into ) I make any adjustments in Lightroom . then export a rather massive TIFF file into iPhoto. ( Lightroom calls such an External Editor ... you set this up in Lightroom-Preferences-External Editing).

I like you am not an expert in post editing. I've only scratched surface with Capture NX. As in life, even at my sixth decade, there still seems so much to learn. This old dog is up for new tricks!

Paul
oh the feathered mate was captured the other day!

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Yzerguy Registered since 06th Jan 2007Sun 06-Jan-08 01:17 AM
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#47. "RE: Checklist"
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CA
          

Thanks Paul,

I'm very happy about having the Mac -- still need the PC for work (Exchange server and BES) but they network well together -- as for PP, there's a long way to go.

I've been reading a lot, but not putting much into use -- Since that last post, I decided to order two external firewire drives, one for Time Machine and one to use as a scratch disk for PS, plus other storage needs of the future (I went with the iMac 24" 2.8 Ghz and maxed out the ram, would have loved the Mac Pro with 30" cinema display, but that was a bit too much knowing I also needed some software - so far very very happy with the iMac!).

My plan is to wait for those drives (should be here in the next couple of days), then let Time Machine do it's thing before I start installing Capture NX, PS CS3 and LR. That way I'm thinking if it all goes bad with the Capture NX install (like it has for so many others in this thread), having TM on one drive will make it that much easier to restore the iMac if necessary (even though I hardly have anything on it yet), and even easier to erase the internal HD and do a clean install of Leopard with TM used to restore.

From what I've read I'm thinking it could be a good idea to install Capture NX first, then PS and LR.

As for your workflow, I'm not knowledgeable enough to make any serious comments. I'll have to experiment a bit, but I'm thinking I'll start by getting any NEFs or JPGs onto a drive, then let LR import them, develop with it and then use PS as necessary for pixel tweaks.

That said I also want Capture NX around so I can see what it can do... from what I've read it's clunky and slow, but gives the best RAW conversion out there, at least for NEFs. Not sure how to configure workflow so that I can import into LR but have the original NEFs around if I decide to use NX to work on them, save as TIFF and boot over to LR/PS. I'd likely only do this on really important shots, but that could still easily lead to unnecessary overlap.

iPhoto08 looks really good for ease of sharing, I may try it out, but I don't think I'd use it to process photos. More likely I'd move what ever photos I want to share after PP in LR and/or PS and/or NX into a folder to import into iPhoto, but I dunno enuf yet to know how this will all pan out, I'll figure it out in time.

If iPhoto is as good as the previews have shown, I may use it. Meantime I've been uploading photos that I want to share to my Phanfare account. I like it alot more than most sharing programs, like Flickr etc. If you haven't seen it try the demo www.phanfare.com -- I'll decide between iPhoto and the .Mac stuff and Phanfare later on once I know more.

Nice shot of the bird, nicely done!

Cheers, Sean

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essencevictoria Registered since 24th Sep 2007Wed 16-Jan-08 02:12 PM
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#53. "RE: Checklist"
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Victoria, CA
          

G'day Sean,

I feel somewhat guilty posting on here as I believe the rest of our colleagues are pros!
There should be a 'newbie' thread for those of us who wish to improve ourselves!
That said, we do have to wait for the next upgrade to Leopard to load raw NEF's into i Photo!

I asked re Photon and got the following response

"Thanks for taking the time to download Photon and give it a try. I truly do appreciate it!

Unfortunately the D300 and D3 are not supported yet. They use a different RAW format from previous Nikons.

Photon uses the RAW readers built into Mac OS, so as soon as Leopard adds support for the D3/D300, Photon will support it as well. There are rumors of an imminent 10.5.2 update, so I'm hoping we get support for these cameras in the update.

Thanks again, and don't hesitate to ask if you have other questions."


In meantime I'm using Lightroom , set up as the input when 'camera is connected' via ImageCapture.
I do not like how Capture NX shows NO thumbnails ... just a blank looking file with a number!

I hope, 10.5.2 will solve much!

Cheers

Paul


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seattlevinay Registered since 08th Jan 2008Tue 08-Jan-08 05:58 AM
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#48. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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US
          

FWIW, in case people had problems, ONLY the following steps worked for me:

1. Don't use the disk that came with your D300. Download 1.30 off Nikonusa
2. Install 1.30
3. After installation, launch NX, quit and reboot
4. Install 1.31 update
5. launch NX, activate and use NEFs

I'm using an iMac and this worked on a 2nd go. The first time I did not reboot after step 2 and the app showed up as 1.30 not 1.31. I uninstalled everything and did the above.

  

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tedbare Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 08-Jan-08 05:12 PM
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#49. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Roseburg, US
          

Just got a email from Nikon Tech Support. They have a new version of NX available to download. Find it at:

http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=61&p_created=1029180813

  

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Yzerguy Registered since 06th Jan 2007Wed 09-Jan-08 04:26 AM
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#50. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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CA
          

tedbare, thanks for the link, I likely wouldn't have found it as I've bookmarked the earlier page, much appreciated.

I'm still going to wait to do the install, or any install... I received my shipment of external drives, but they shipped the wrong ones!!! Arg. Regardless, RMA is already in and I returned them same day, need to wait a few more days if not a week.

I'm tempted to dive in and install with the new link but am going to stick to my guns, want TM to run the first backup on my clean machine before I start adding anything, so if it all goes wrong I can do a wipe and clean install and be back running fast.

Thanks again.

Cheers, Sean

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mlondon Registered since 07th Aug 2006Thu 10-Jan-08 04:31 PM
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#51. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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New York, US
          

I just downloaded and installed the full 1.3.1 installer and CaptureNX is now able to open my NEF under 10.5.1 !!!

However, I do NOT see the thumbnails of my images in the CaptureNX browser, only generic icons. I looked around for a command to rebuild thumbnails, but didn't see anything.

Does anyone else have this problem? Any idea on how to get them to show up?

Also, wondering what luck people have had running Nikon Transfer or ViewNX under Leopard? Now that I have CaptureNX running, I dont want to experiment with the other software until I'm sure it wont mess things up...

  

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climb64 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Oct 2006Mon 14-Jan-08 05:12 AM
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#52. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Chicago, US
          

I'm not sure what others are doing that I am not, but I just downloaded the most recent "fix" software that is supposedly working under Leopard (1.3.1), but it still doesn't work for me. I can't open a single D300 NEF file.

Say "can not load file." Just doesn't seem to recognize them.

Anyone else have this problem?

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sun 20-Jan-08 06:31 AM
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#54. "Apple Leopard & Nikon Capture IS WORKING DAY 55"
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Alberta, CA
          

My lucky day - Apple Leopard/D300/Capture NX is working and I think the problem I was having may be related to Nikon View 6.2.7 embedded previews?
http://dcfp.nikonians.com/dcfp/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=196&topic_id=37918&mesg_id=37918&page=

I started the day by uninstalling and reinstalling various Nikon software again in various sequences to no avail. HOWEVER when I reinstalled Nikon View 6.2.7 I had to re-set my preferences up and for whatever reason I did NOT check off the embedded preview option unlike my previous practice.

PLEASE NOTE my previously downloaded Nikon View 6.2.7 NEFs are STILL not editable in Capture NX but I CAN EDIT newly downloaded images with no embedded previews. I also discovered that even View NX cannot 'Convert...' these NEFs that contain 6.2.7 embedded previews.

The reason I use Nikon View 6.2.7 to download images is because the installer for Nikon Transfer does not work under Leopard (at least for me).

Am interested if this fixes anyone else?

Also is anyone able to load Nikon Transfer on their Leopard machine? (I'll start a separate thread on this topic as well.)

Yahoo

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fstop808 Registered since 31st Dec 2006Wed 23-Jan-08 09:40 AM
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#55. "RE: Apple Leopard & Nikon Capture IS WORKING DAY 55"
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US
          

"The reason I use Nikon View 6.2.7 to download images is because the installer for Nikon Transfer does not work under Leopard (at least for me)."

Why not just use the Apple-supplied Image Capture to get your photos onto your Mac?

After that, you can use NX, if you wish, to post process or batch convert to jpg or tiff, etc. PS CS3 can be used in place of NX as well.

  

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Scott Fleming Registered since 29th Oct 2007Thu 24-Jan-08 08:52 PM
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#56. "RE: Apple Leopard & Nikon Capture IS WORKING DAY 55"
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boonies, US
          

At this rate I may never go to Leopard.

I can milk another couple years out of my G5 Dual and maybe when I finally get a new Mac .... NX will work with whatever the new software is then.

Evidently Macs are not a big deal in Japan. Didn't anyone ever tell them that photographers like Macs? Or should I blame Apple? They seem to have lots of money for adds on TV. Maybe they should spend a few more dollars on compatibility.

  

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#57. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Portola Valley, US
          

Nikon has published Capture NX 1.3.1 which updates use with Leopard as well as the RAW settings for the D300 (and I suspect the D3, but I don't know that for sure) The problem is that one has to call Tech Support to get the proper path as it is not on the upload menue (as of 1/24)

  

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#58. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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HK
          

>Nikon has published Capture NX 1.3.1 which updates use with
>Leopard as well as the RAW settings for the D300 (and I
>suspect the D3, but I don't know that for sure) The problem is
>that one has to call Tech Support to get the proper path as it
>is not on the upload menue (as of 1/24)

Here is one path for downloading the 1.3.1 updater:
http://nikonasia-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikonasia_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5738&p_created=1198647319&p_sid=cgskbSWi&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0xMjM3JnBfcHJvZHM9JnBfY2F0cz0mcF9wdj0mcF9jdj0mcF9zZWFyY2hfdHlwZT1hbnN3ZXJzLnNlYXJjaF9ubCZwX3BhZ2U9MQ**&p_li=&p_topview=1

The page says it fixes some bugs of Capture NX running on Leopard but it also states in red that "The operation under Mac OS X version 10.5 (Leopard) is not guaranteed."!!! Very confusing. Anyone know what's the deal here.

I am currently still running OSX 1.4 but is thinking of getting a new iMac with Leopard. But all this problems with Capture NX is putting me off. Also, when I finally move to Leopard, would 2GB ram be enough for running Capture NX.

  

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dslradvocate Registered since 06th Jan 2008Mon 28-Jan-08 09:57 PM
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#59. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Portola Valley, US
          

1.3.1 seems to work fine with Leopard. I used it a lot over the weekend with no problems. However, I am not a power user and am just feeling my way. My main use for NX is to convert D300 RAW files into JPEG so I can use Aperture

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 29-Jan-08 12:44 AM
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#60. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Alberta, CA
          

I am using 4 gig of RAM on a brand new dual core iMac (2.4 Ghz) under Leopard and it is not exactly screaming fast.

Individual NEFs are pretty snappy and open within seconds (< 5 seconds). They save in about < 10 seconds.

Batch files are not that quick - takes mostly 30 seconds per image. If you are doing 200 RAW files that time adds up quickly. I have applied usual advice about placing cache on a separate hard-drive.

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fitzz47 Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2007Thu 31-Jan-08 07:39 PM
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#61. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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wilmington, US
          

Im on a 30 day trail of cs3,and i have a copy of aperture.I am waiting fo 10.5.2 to install capture nx.Ihope the new version of leopard will handle capture nx.

Jim
Wilmington De.

D700

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35-135 f/3.5-4.5

  

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#62. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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New Orleans, US
          

Okay... I've been told that Nikon NX is a great processing program for my D200 images. MUCH easier than all the versions of photoshop that I have bought over the years. Would you folks recommend this software for my new Macbook or not? I have been waiting for a final fix that does not involves band-aid downloads... Are we there yet?

  

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fitzz47 Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2007Thu 07-Feb-08 09:53 AM
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#63. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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wilmington, US
          

I just downloaded free 30 day NX on my new Mac 10.5.1,it's useless as it's slow and freezes up.I was going to wait for 10.5.2 but I have a class in march,on NX.

Jim
Wilmington De.

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JustBob Registered since 19th Sep 2004Sat 09-Feb-08 07:54 PM
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#65. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Chadds Ford, US
          

I am running Capture NX 1.31 under Leopard (10.5.1) on a new MacBook Pro with no problems. In fact compared to my previous Windows platform the performance is actually quite good.

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fitzz47 Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2007Tue 12-Feb-08 12:20 PM
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#66. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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wilmington, US
          

10.5.2 was launched last night,hope this helps.My NX was still freezing up just before I installed 10.5.2, I'll check again tonight.I'm also going to upgrade to 4gb. of ram.

Jim
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#67. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Belleville, US
          

I have been holding off installing my free copy of Capture NX on Leopard until the 10.5.2 update. I just installed both View NX and Capture NX without a problem. Capture NX performance is reasonable, but then I'm using a Mac Pro with 5 gb of memory.

Dave Masters

  

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Chuckster902 Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Nov 2005Sun 17-Feb-08 01:41 AM
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#68. "RE: Capture NX & Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard)"
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Sun 17-Feb-08 01:44 AM by Chuckster902

Scotia, US
          

Capture NX 1.3.1 is now posted on the Nikon website and Leopard is officially supported by Nikon Capture NX. Nikon ViewNX is still not listed as officially supporting Leopard.

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#69. "For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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US
          

After some exhaustive searching, I found a possible solution to the "cannot open file" madness after updating to 1.3.2

http://www.subtleimages.com/blog/2008/03/11/capture-nx-132-os-x-leopard-update-woes/

This fellow figured this out (which makes me wonder just what the *censored* folks at Nikon are doing while regular Joes are solving their problems?

Here it is, quoted in full. It worked for me, and I had been -><- this close to uninstalling C-NX for good:

Capture NX 1.3.2 OS X Leopard Update Woes?
If you just updated your you Capture NX to 1.3.2 on Leopard, chances are you began seeing “Cannot load Blah.NEF” error message when trying to open ANY NEF file. I did, and found the way to get around the problem. Follow these steps:

- Send an hate email to Nikon for letting loose a retarded update for their dog slow software (optional)
- Uninstall Capture NX using your installation CD
- Install Capture NX from your installation CD (assumes 1.1)
- Update to 1.3.1. If you are asked to run the software after update, choose “No.”
- Update to 1.3.2. Again, DO NOT RUN Capture NX yet.
- Reboot
- Voila! Capture NX fixed. Maybe.

Now, some of you may ask: why not skip 1.3.1? Well, the stupid developers of Capture NX (Nik Software?) will only update software from 1.3.0 onwards. If you have a version lower, the updater won’t even warn you that you need at least 1.3.0; it will just complain that “Capture NX is not installed.” WTF? The Nikon support page will tell you you need at least a 1.3.0 to update, but will not give you a direct link to 1.3.0 or 1.3.1. STUPID. STUPID. STUPID.

  

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stovie Registered since 28th Aug 2006Wed 19-Mar-08 11:25 AM
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#70. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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GB
          

Well, having used nothing but Lightroom and PS3 for my workflow on my D3 I was encouraged by a Nikon rep at a recent Roadshow to use CNX as it 'was much better'.

Now having spent ages trying to download the update off the crappy Nikon server it wont open ANY files...

How ironic. I guess it'll sit in my Applications folder until they manage to sort out some sort of fix!

  

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daijones Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Aug 2006Sun 23-Mar-08 01:53 PM
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#71. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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Sun 23-Mar-08 01:55 PM by daijones

Greenville, US
          

Thanks - I tried this and it worked, but c'mon Nikon...

  

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drhungle Registered since 27th Mar 2008Tue 01-Apr-08 03:50 PM
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#72. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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OK that sounds like a good plan. But when I try to download updates to 1.3.1 and 1.3.2 from the Nikon website, the download keeps freezing at 60 (out of 100 mB) for both files. Anyone else have this problem?

  

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drhungle Registered since 27th Mar 2008Wed 02-Apr-08 04:00 PM
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#73. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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never mind. it downloaded after several attempts. software working fine.

  

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kemm Registered since 23rd Apr 2008Wed 23-Apr-08 07:02 PM
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#74. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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US
          

I have a Capture NX Version 1.0 CD. Any ideas as to how to get in to work with Leopard?

After I install Capture from the CD, I'm prompted with a message from the "Nikon Message Center" that a software update is available. After clicking "Get Update", the update only partially downloads and a message appears "Could not download the software update. Please try again later." Tried 7 times thus far.

I've tried your suggestiions to uninstall, reinstall, etc.

No luck.

  

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Dave C Registered since 10th Mar 2002Thu 24-Apr-08 07:14 AM
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#75. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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Hi,

This will be a bit drawn out but it should work.

Do not use the updater. I have found it to be very slow and unstable. It is a handy reminder though.

Go to you country/area Nikon website and look for software. Do not update directly to the latest version. Go back through the history and upgrade through each version seperately.

You may be able to jump a few steps but I have read that certain steps cannot be missed so you are better to do it the slow method and get it right.

Hopefully this will work and if someone else tells you I am giving bad advice, sorry.

Always look on the bright side of life de dum de dum...........
Dave C
Scottish Nikonian
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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Thu 24-Apr-08 11:56 PM
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#76. "RE: For those in 10.5.2 that cannot open files..."
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I was able to upgrade my Leopard to Capture NX 1.3.3 this way, and it works fine so far. I can open all my NEFs. However the updater still pops up every time and says there is an update available. Does anybody have the same issue, and is there a fix ?

The upgrade to 1.3.3 appeared to have completed normally, and the CNX About screen now shows two versions (1.3.1, and below that 1.3.3).

  

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