Maybe using View NX2 to >convert the NEF files to JPEGs would be easier. > >There is a lot of conflicting advice online about which >software works best for processing RAW image files.
Only View NX2 and Capture NX2 can unpack all the data in Nikon RAW files. Other companies have to reverse engineer, and they cannot access some aspects of the NEF's.
Does this matter? Not for many who happily use PS and LR and others. I am not a big post-processing guy either, so I like the View NX2 for conversion, and also use Capture NX2 if I am going to do actual post-processing.