Sun 25-Aug-13 10:42 AM | edited Sun 25-Aug-13 10:40 PM by joyt
I must say that I am impressed by this freebie from Nikon. It seems to be simplicity itself but like others I am suffering from the random black thumbnails. I suspect this may be something to do with the computer memory as in my case it seems to happen when I am editing and if I don't wait long enough (all RAW files) the thumbnail goes black. So the question is what do you recommend as an alternative. Capture seems to suffer the same problems. Many thanks Joyt
While other image viewers and image editors may handle memory needs a bit more efficient, you will run into the same problem eventually. The solution that worked for me is to add as much RAM as possible and have your images in another disk, not the programs one. In the meantime don't use cache in Capture NX2.
Joyt, What is your computer configuration? RAM is cheap and adding as much as your PC can support/you can afford is the best way to go. At the very least, you should have a minimum of 2gig of RAM for any software to run effectively.
Hope this helps...JL
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Many thanks for your suggestions. I have 4G of RAM and my computer works at 3.8 on the Windows Experience Index Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.66Ghtz. 32 but system. Having just looked this up in control panel (but not really understanding it) I suspect the figures are OK but should I double the RAM? Many thanks
You should double the RAM - or more. 4GB is the bottom end of an acceptable level of RAM and everything has to be optimized for it to work well.
I've run 4GB of RAM on Windows 7. Black thumbnails or incorrect thumbnails tend to mean you need to simply clear the cache. But performance is much better with 8GB. I'm running 16GB of RAM on a newer Windows 8 machine.