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helmdr Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2012Mon 15-Jul-13 03:12 PM
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"NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
Mon 15-Jul-13 03:20 PM by helmdr

Houston, US
          

I import my nef files to Lightroom5. Recently I have started to use NX2 and find that In my opinion the sharpening in NX2 is better than LR (maybe it is just easier for me). I also like the White Balance adjustments better.

Question Since these fotos are in lightroom, when I make changes to them in NX2, what happens to them in LR? I was able to answer my own question LR does not bring the changes that NX2 makes into the photo. Is there a way of making LIghtroom do this? My first thought would be the rename that file and reimport into LR, but that would be a pain.

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helmdr Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2012Mon 15-Jul-13 03:44 PM
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#1. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Houston, US
          

Well, I have done some further investigation and I guess there is no way that the NX2 changes can be transfered into Lightroom . If I want to use NX2 on some photos, I am going to need to relook at my PP processes.

Anyone else use these two programs and in that case what do you do?

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Mon 15-Jul-13 04:27 PM
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#2. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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I used to use NX2 years ago, but migrated to LR as I think it works better for me. While it's possible to integrate the two, you have to generate TIFFs or JPEGs in NX2 and then import them into LR. BTW, I think you'll find that LR actually has more sophisticated and powerful sharpening routines than NX2, but you'll need to do a little research on how to harness them. Don't just use the default values - create new ones after you do that research.

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helmdr Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2012Mon 15-Jul-13 05:33 PM
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#3. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Houston, US
          

Thanks Rick for the reply. Creating tiff's or jpg's is not an option for me. I have enough trouble keeping up with my NEF's. I do use tiff and psd when exporting from PS when I use it but that is with only about 10% of the time. Mostly I use LR. I wil investigate the sharpening. I do use it in LR but it takes me awhile to get where I want with it. thanks again.

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Mon 15-Jul-13 07:22 PM
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#4. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

What type of photography do you primarily do and what's your main camera body? I may be able to suggest some revised sharpening defaults.

Rick Walker

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helmdr Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2012Mon 15-Jul-13 08:27 PM
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#5. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Houston, US
          

would appreciate that Rick, My main body is the D800 I mostly do landscape and trying to do more and more wildlife (planning trip to Krugar and just returned from Galapagos and Island) any help would be appreciated

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Mon 15-Jul-13 09:14 PM
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#6. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Try this combination of settings:

Intensity: 50
Radius: 0.7
Detail: 35
Masking: 10

For higher ISO shots (800 and higher), try this instead:

Intensity: 35
Radius: 1.2
Detail: 20
Masking: 50

Rick Walker

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llevine Gold Member Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007Tue 16-Jul-13 05:27 PM
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#7. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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El Paso, US
          

Rick,

Would these settings also apply to the D4 landscape shots?

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Tue 16-Jul-13 05:35 PM
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#8. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

Sure - they should be fine. Unlike NX2, LR or ACR's sharpening settings automatically adjust depending on the strength of the anti-aliasing filter in the camera. Sometimes some slight tweaks need to be done with specific cameras, but those should work fine with a D4.

Rick Walker

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phil711 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jun 2008Sat 20-Jul-13 12:38 AM
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#9. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Williams, US
          

Hi Rick,

Would your suggested settings work also with the D800E -- with no anti-aliasing filter?

Phil

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walkerr Administrator Awarded for his con tributed articles published at the Resources Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in multiple areas Nikonian since 05th May 2002Sat 20-Jul-13 10:30 AM
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#10. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

No - I would back off the intensity amount by 10-15 points.

Rick Walker

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Captain Rich Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 26-Jul-13 09:36 PM
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#11. "RE: NX2 and Lightroom 5 interaction"
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Savannah, US
          

And the D700? (sorry to beat a dead horse)

Rich

  

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