GAry there are 2 downloads one for your camera and one for NX2, except for the DX2 downloads which seem only to be for the camera, I think because they already exist in NX2. If you install both camera and NX2 versions you will see them show up in NX2.
The only thing I might add to Robsb response is that the D2X modes tend to handle skin tones a little better. Lots of folks use the D2X modes to get better skin tones in various situations.
Agree. I found that D2X Mode2 gives more natural-looking skin tones and softer, more pleasing colors than Standard or Neutral (or even Portrait for that matter). Just my opnion. YMMV. Thom Hogan has comparisons of the various picture controls in his D700 guide.
What exactly are the limitations on loading Optional Picture Controls. I hear 2 different versions of what can/can't be done. Either 4 optional loadings or 99? But from what I can see there are only slots for 4 Nikon-created optional picture controls on the D300 and D700.
Mon 23-Feb-09 05:37 AM | edited Mon 23-Feb-09 05:39 AM by robsb
This answer applies to the whole thread. For all of you downloading picture controls, PLEASE download the instructions along with the Picture Controls as it will give you step by step instructions on how to load and install them both in the camera and in NX2. Most of the problems you all are having is because you are not following the instructions. The same goes for reading the Nikon Manual on how to store Picture controls From Page 160-178 tells you all you need to know about picture controls. Page 174 tells you you can store up to 99 controls on a memory card. I use old low capacity cards to store this data. Page 168 shows you how to create custom picture control and store the modified version in one of 9 (C1-C9) locations in the camera. The 4 Nikon Controls are explained on page 162. Besides the 9 Custom picture Controls stored in the camera, you can store 4 optional Picture Controls in with the 4 Nikon Controls. So in camera at any one time you can have 8 plus 9 custom controls.
OK, here's a really dumb one: I downloaded the landscape Picture Control and printed off the instructions from Nikonimglib.com on how to upload to the computer. I have tried 5 times, unsuccessfully! Every time, I do as instructed, copying the file to a formatted memory card (I get no indication this has been done successfully on the computer (XP). When I insert the card into the camera and try to upload, I get the message there is no Picture Control on the card! H E L P!!!!! Thanks Ron
I had the same problem as RufusB43, so, I'm anxious to see an answer to his question. At the risk of hijacking the thread, I have another: what is the difference between applying D2X mode in the camera and in NX2? I like the skin tone quality of that control and use it a lot in PP. Thanks.
After you have downloaded the picture control file to a folder on your computer, double click on the .exe file. This creates a subfolder named NIKON. This folder contains a file with an .NOP extension. Copy the NIKON folder to the root directory of your memory card. The camera looks for this folder. If it can't find it, it will return the message you're getting.
Sun 01-Mar-09 10:08 PM | edited Sun 01-Mar-09 10:09 PM by SWLD
>GAry there are 2 downloads one for your camera and one for >NX2, except for the DX2 downloads which seem only to be for >the camera, I think because they already exist in NX2. If you >install both camera and NX2 versions you will see them show up >in NX2.
Bob - I've installed the camera downloads already. Does NX2 just need the Portrait and Lanscape (software) ones here to make it compatible? http://nikonimglib.com/opc/
I've downloaded the NX2 picture control zip files but haven't installed them yet because for some reason they're already showing in NX2's Edit List (under Camera Settings/Picture Control). These are all in the dropdown list: