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Lightroom vs. NX2 with Creative Suite 6


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Tue 27-Mar-12 10:34 PM

I'm one of those weird people who tends to "skip" software releases. As a result, I'm still using Adobe Creative Suite 4. That version of Photoshop will not work with D800 NEF's. I can use View NX2 to convert them to 16-bit TIFF's, but needless to say this isn't optimal.

I'm willing to buy either Lightroom 4 or Capture NX2, but not both. Given my plans to buy CS6 shortly after release, would it make sense to buy Lightroom and gain the organizational stuff, or NX2 and get some alternative editing capabilities long term?

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