Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials
I am a retired hobbyist photographer, using a Nikon 1 J1 camera who has just "found" Capture NX 2. I have been using Lightroom 4 for my postprocessing, but I would like to learn Capture NX 2 because I think I can generate and control the details I need to modify when my family pictures don't come out like I would want. Does the Nikonians web site offer that kind of detailed training, where answers to questions are possible from someone who is very familiar with the editor?
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#1. "RE: Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials " | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sat 01-Jun-13 01:45 PM
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#2. "RE: Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials " | In response to Reply # 0ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 01-Jun-13 01:58 PM | edited Sat 01-Jun-13 02:00 PM by ericbowles
Nikon has a website that has some pretty good tutorials.
Jason Odell has a number of resources on his website. His guide and videos are excellent.
My experience is Capture NX2 will accommodate 98% or more of my editing - about the same as Lightroom. The strength of Capture is the ability to use control points and selection tools rather than masks. This makes editing much faster. The other big strength is Capture honors your camera settings, so your picture control and white balance are directly carried over from the camera. That is very powerful - especially with RAW file. Finally, Capture is very efficient with management of file size and all edits are reversible for NEF files.
One more thing. Be sure to take a look at Nikon View NX2. It's free and for web adjustments and global edits is a very fast and effective editor. It lacks the finesse and selection controls of Capture, but it is a good tool for casual edits of snapshots.
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#7. "Capture NX 2 Upgrade/Full Version" | In response to Reply # 2Thu 20-Jun-13 07:21 PM
I'm hoping I am in the correct forum area to ask this question. I am having some trouble finding my way around the forums and topics. I came back to this topic, since I was given several answers which gave me a good start in my quest to conquer Capture NX 2. Im hoping I'll be able to keep up with the conversation. I read a post somewhere in a forum that Capture NX 2 has been upgraded to include new edit capability. I want to upgrade my full version copy, version 2.4.2. The post I saw says that it is a "full version", not an upgrade. What does that mean? Do I delete the copy I now have on my computer and download a completely new version? Does that mean I must purchase another product key? Most software publishers, like Photoshop Lightroom, advertise both upgrade and full version products. In my first encounter with Capture NX 2, I ran into a problem with the software by buying a boxed copy of Capture NX 2, advertised as "full copy". However, the boxed software was several "dots" behind what Nikon had on its website and there were several different pathways on the Nikon web site to get to a "valid" current version. I am totally confused. I do hope you can help me.
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#8. "RE: Capture NX 2 Upgrade/Full Version" | In response to Reply # 7fmrnykr Nikonian since 15th Mar 2010Fri 21-Jun-13 01:47 AM
If you download from the Nikon site, it will over-write the old version and include all of the cumulative updates.
Hope this helps.
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#3. "RE: Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials " | In response to Reply # 0
Look at this link. I have found the O'Dell and Nikon tutorials very helpful as well. Also there is a ton of tutorials on Utube.
Also we have had discussions on my of the CNX2 features in this forum. Last year we did an in depth on how to use USM sharpening that I started and we also had a discussion on the proper steps to take in CNX2 to process an image.
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#4. "RE: Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials " | In response to Reply # 0
We had Capture workshops almost every weekend for years at the Nikonians Academy, until there was a new demand for Adobe Lightroom.
However many Nikonians keep loyal to Capture, now in its NX2 version, convinced it remains the best tools for interpreting Nikon Digital images, despite the great advancements by others.
As mentioned above, you have been given already very good links for starters, and you are more than welcome to come here to this forum with any question.
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#6. "RE: Does the Nikonians Offer Any Indepth Capture NX 2 Tutorials " | In response to Reply # 0
I just want to say thank you to the Nikonians who answered my query. I have had a few interesting weeks, first, trying to find the correct version to use on a Windows 7 64-bit OS, and then trying to find the kind of training and question response I need to get a good understanding of how the program works. I have been using Lightroom 4, but I have not always been happy with the outcome of the editing. I think I must have been taking Photoshop classes when Capture NX 2 was most popular. I have almost completed the Ben Long class at lynda.com. It is a good class but I always have questions, just in case. I decided to ask my question before I took another class. I am very glad to know that there are current users who can answer questions. I also had a response from Mr. Hagen at the Nikonians Academy. Thank you again. You will be hearing from me again.
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