Nikon has today made available a trial version of its all new image workflow, editing and conversion software Capture NX. Announced back in February this year NX is a result of collaboration between Nik software and Nikon, and is widely anticipated by Nikon owners (as its speciality will be Nikon raw, NEF, conversion). Capture NX will cost $149.95 for the full package or $89.95 as an upgrade when it goes on sale later this month. The 30-day trial is availlable for download at the nikonusa.com website.

Press Release:

Nikon Releases Trial Version of Capture NX Software

Trial Version Offers 30 Days to Test Drive Capture NX - A Powerful and Intuitive New Software That Dramatically Simplifies Photo Editing for JPEG, TIFF and Nikon RAW (NEF) Format Images

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon (http://www.nikondigital.com) today released a trial version of Capture NX(TM) -- a new software that is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy to understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image editing applications. The software can be used with JPEG and TIFF format images from any source, and its patented new U Point(TM) technology offers photographers a dramatically simplified way to edit their pictures by enabling them to enhance specific areas of a picture selectively, without the use of masks, selections, or layers. Capture NX also works with Nikon's RAW (NEF) format images, and inherits Nikon's robust RAW processing capabilities for the highest quality results from NEF files.

Capture NX is designed to appeal to a broad range of consumers. Users with compact digital cameras such as Nikon's Coolpix series will enjoy the simplicity of using U Point technology to quickly enhance their JPEG pictures, eliminate any red-eye using the Automatic Red-Eye Correction tool and even resurrect underexposed images with the software's D-Lighting feature. Professional and advanced photographers will appreciate the time they can save using U Point technology to make edits to their images, as well as fully utilize over 25 new tools in the software, including powerful batch processing capabilities, advanced color management features, Distortion Correction enhancement and the ability to make every edit non-destructively (when a JPEG, TIFF or NEF image is saved in NEF format).

A detailed online demonstration of how Capture NX works is available at http://www.capturenx.com or http://www.nikondigital.com.

The 30 day trial version of Capture NX software is available for download at http://www.nikonusa.com, in the Software Download section. The software is expected to be available for purchase in July at an estimated selling price of $149.95**. A special limited-time upgrade price of $89.95 will be offered to current owners of Nikon Capture 4 software in the U.S. market. This upgrade will only be available on http://www.nikonmall.com for registered Nikon Capture 4 owners and will be limited to one upgrade per legitimate Nikon Capture 4 product key. The upgrade will require certain customer verification of ownership. Customers who have not already registered their version of Capture 4 will receive instructions to do so at the site.

* Some Capture NX functions apply to NEF files only.

** Estimated selling prices listed are only an estimate. Actual prices
are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.