I import my nef files to Lightroom5. Recently I have started to use NX2 and find that In my opinion the sharpening in NX2 is better than LR (maybe it is just easier for me). I also like the White Balance adjustments better.
Question Since these fotos are in lightroom, when I make changes to them in NX2, what happens to them in LR? I was able to answer my own question LR does not bring the changes that NX2 makes into the photo. Is there a way of making LIghtroom do this? My first thought would be the rename that file and reimport into LR, but that would be a pain.
Well, I have done some further investigation and I guess there is no way that the NX2 changes can be transfered into Lightroom . If I want to use NX2 on some photos, I am going to need to relook at my PP processes.
Anyone else use these two programs and in that case what do you do?
I used to use NX2 years ago, but migrated to LR as I think it works better for me. While it's possible to integrate the two, you have to generate TIFFs or JPEGs in NX2 and then import them into LR. BTW, I think you'll find that LR actually has more sophisticated and powerful sharpening routines than NX2, but you'll need to do a little research on how to harness them. Don't just use the default values - create new ones after you do that research.
Thanks Rick for the reply. Creating tiff's or jpg's is not an option for me. I have enough trouble keeping up with my NEF's. I do use tiff and psd when exporting from PS when I use it but that is with only about 10% of the time. Mostly I use LR. I wil investigate the sharpening. I do use it in LR but it takes me awhile to get where I want with it. thanks again.
would appreciate that Rick, My main body is the D800 I mostly do landscape and trying to do more and more wildlife (planning trip to Krugar and just returned from Galapagos and Island) any help would be appreciated
Sure - they should be fine. Unlike NX2, LR or ACR's sharpening settings automatically adjust depending on the strength of the anti-aliasing filter in the camera. Sometimes some slight tweaks need to be done with specific cameras, but those should work fine with a D4.