I recently attended a Nikon training class where the instructors spoke very highly of Nikon's Capture NX2. I was considering purchasing the software when almost by accident I discovered that it doesn't work properly with my Apple Snow Leopard operating system. It seems amazing to me that this fact was not mentioned in the training session. Aren't there a lot of photographers using Apple these days.
Anyway, I called Nikon and they agreed that Capture NX2 is not currently compatible with Apple OS 10.6.3. Is anyone out there using these two products together? Are they completely incompatible?
Hi, well I run both on a Mac Book Pro (OS 10.6.3 in 64bit mode & CNX2 version 2.2.4) and as of yet had no problems - having said that, I have also NOT done 'heavy duty processing' or batch runs of hundreds of pic @ a time - just individual pics one at a time and there only gentle fine tuning... hope I didn't jinks my luck now..
Thu 27-May-10 02:37 AM | edited Thu 27-May-10 02:52 AM by mquinn55
Hi Bill, There was a problem initially with NX2 v. 2.2.2 and Snow Leopard. It took Nikon quite some time to fix it. They originally said it would be compatible by, I think it was, November of 09. Finally, several months ago (Feb or March) they released 2.2.4. I've been using it with no issues since. I have heard of several people that still have issues with opening several images at once and some that say it hangs after several adjustments are made. This has not been my experience. I'm quite happy with NX2.
I have been testing NX 2.2.4 with 10.6.4 SL and it crashes constantly with any adjustments that build masks. I opened a tech support call with Nikon and they have confirmed that it NX2 is not compatible with 10.6.3 or 10.6.4 SL.
And just as others I do use NX2 on a Snow Leopard system (10.6.4), without major problems. Yes, I did (do?) get the occasional crash when I created a complex mask with lots of brushing-in. But I think I either have found a way around this, or it has been fixed with the last release; I can't recall getting a crash in the last few months.