Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising
ericbowles

Atlanta, US
10538 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Question about using Capture NX2"

ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Sun 23-Dec-12 08:54 PM | edited Sun 23-Dec-12 08:56 PM by ericbowles

For the reasons Pete and the others provided, View NX2 / Capture NX2 and Lightroom are the most frequently used post processing programs.

I refer to View and Capture together since View is used for rating, browsing, light editing, and resulting conversion to JPEG. Capture is the advanced editor for larger prints and it is very powerful. Both of these programs allow lossless edits to the compressed NEF file. Without resorting to layers, you can go back and modify any editing step at any time. And the programs use the camera settings so picture controls, active D Lighting, and white balance settings produce the same image from a NEF that they do for a JPEG.

Since you're a Photoshop user, you might take a look at Lightroom. Lightroom started as a catalog, but has evolved into a pretty good image editor. For most professionals, Lightroom has become the tool of choice because it is so much easier and faster. It works with a NEF file and edits are reversible.

Either Lightroom or View/Capture can handle 98% of the editing needs for most advanced photographers.

Photoshop may still have a place for a small percentage of edits. I own CS6 and use it for things like adding canvas, mirrored edges, advanced cloning, and print management.

Keep in mind that any product has a learning curve and you will need to invest some time and effort in tutorials or classes to fully understand the capabilities.


Eric Bowles
Nikonians Team
My Gallery
Workshops

Nikonians membership — my most important photographic investment, after the camera

This is a hot, active topic! Question about using Capture NX2 [View all] , danshep Gold Member , Sun 23-Dec-12 05:23 AM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
1
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
2
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
3
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
4
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
5
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
6
Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
7
     Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
8
     Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
12
     Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
9
          Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
10
               Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
11
                    Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
13
                         Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
14
                         Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
15
                              Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
16
                                   Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
17
                                   Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
18
                                        Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
19
                                             Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
21
                                   Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
20
                                        Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
22
                                             Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
23
                                                  Reply message RE: Question about using Capture NX2
24