Nikon has updated its Capture NX software to version 1.2. Including a great number of fixes and improvements, the update is available via the Nikontech support website. The software may also be installed as a standalone 30 day trial for evaluation purposes. Links and a list of changes after the click.

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Fixes and improvements (Mac OS)

  • Speed improvements when opening images.
  • When any of the operations listed below are performed, "Updating image" is now displayed in the image window title bar. Enhancements and other operations can still be performed while "Updating image" is displayed. (Mac OS X version 10.4 or later)
    • An image is opened
    • A different version is selected from the "Version" menu.
    • "Revert" is selected from the "File" menu.
  • When "Open With..." is selected from the "File" menu for an image saved to a CD-R or non-recordable medium, the image is first copied to a separate location and then opened in the other application.
  • When "Show Lost Shadows" was selected from the "View" menu, and the display ratio of the image was changed, the range of the "Lost Shadows" was changed as well. This issue has been resolved.When the size or resolution for an image was specified with selection of "Size / Resolution..." from the "Edit" menu and then the setting file saved with "Save Settings..." in the "Batch" menu, the aspect ratio of processed images was incorrect when the saved settings file was used with batch processing of images captured in different orientations. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused RAW NEF images captured with the D1X at an ISO sensitivity setting of ISO 570 to appear completely black has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused images to be affected when saved with a high "Radius" value in the "Gaussian Blur" palette ("Adjust " menu > "Focus" > "Gaussian Blur"...) has been resolved.
  • When the "Site Map" panel was opened from "Help > Contents..." images were sometimes not displayed, or incorrect dialogs were displayed. These issues has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the display of the "Color Lightness, Chroma, and Hue" width sliders in the "LCH" palette has been resolved.
  • When "Hue" and other settings in the "LCH" palette were saved with "Batch > Save Settings..." and these settings then applied to a different image, settings values were sometimes incorrect and points would not move. These issues have been resolved.
  • An issue that sometimes prevented proper "Set Gray Point" operation from "Base Adjustments > Camera Adjustments > White Balance" has been resolved.
  • When the name of a printer profile contained 2-byte characters, text displayed in the "Printer profile" pulldown menu, in the "Color Management" panel of the "Preferences" was garbled. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented accurate reflection of the monitor profile for the secondary display, when multiple displays were used, has been resolved.
  • Text copied using the command + C keyboard shortcut could not be pasted into the file name field when "File > Save As..." was selected, using the Command + V keyboard shortcut. This issue has been resolved.

Fixes and improvements (Windows)

  • Speed improvement when opening images.
  • When any of the operations listed below are performed, "Updating image" is now displayed in the image window title bar. Enhancements and other operations can still be performed while "Updating image" is displayed.
    • An image is opened.
    • A different version is selected from the "Version" menu.
    • "Revert" is selected from the "File" menu.
  • When "Open With..." is selected from the "File" menu for an image saved to CD-R or non-recordable medium, the image is first copied to a separate location and then opened in the other application.
  • An issue when "Show Lost Shadows" was selected from the "View" menu, and the image display ratio was reduced, the range of lost shadows was also reduced. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue where the "Size / Resolution..." was edited and saved with the "Save Settings..." , and that settings file was used to batch process images in different orientations, the resulting aspect ratio was incorrect, has been resolved.
  • A issue that prevented the saving of images when the size or resolution was set particularly high using the "Size / Resolution.." option in the Edit menu has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused RAW NEF images captured with the D1X at an ISO of 570 to appear completely black has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused images to be affected when saved with a high "Radius" value in the "Gaussian Blur" has been resolved.
  • An issue where after an image was enhanced with the selection of "D-Lighting..." from the "Light" submenu in the "Adjust" menu, and then another image was opened and displayed, a black band through the middle of the image, has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the saving of images edited with the "Adjust > Color Profile..." and "Adjust > Color > LCH..." options has been resolved.
  • An issue with incorrect displays or missing windows in the "Help > Contents" section was resolved.
  • When "Color Lightness, Chrome, and Hue" settings in the LCH palette were saved with "Batch > Save Settings..." and these settings then applied to a different image, the "Width" sliders did not display correctly. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused differences in values displayed in the "Levels and Curves" palette and those displayed in the "Photo Info" palette's "Watch Points" has been resolved.
  • When "All" was selected in the "Advanced" portion of the "Color Control Point" dialog and a new "Color Control Point" was added, the setting for the new "Color Control Point" reverted to the default setting (BCS). This issue has been resolved.
  • When any of the Control Point "settings" palettes were minimized and any of the Control Point sliders moved, they reverted to their original position. This issue has been resolved.
  • When an internal and external hard disk contain folders with the same name, the folders in each disk were displayed in different order in the "File Directory". They are now displayed in the same order.
  • An issue that caused an error message to be displayed when the "Rotate" tool was clicked for a folder selected in the "Browser" has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused an error message to be displayed and prevented printing when printing was initiated while thumbnails were loading in the "Browser" has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused an error message to be displayed and prevented printing when attempting to print from a 6x9 in. compatible printer with "6x9 inch" selected in the "Page Layout" panel of the "Print layout" dialog has been resolved.
  • When the font size used for printing photo information (meta data) was modified using the "Change..." button in the "Meta Data" dialog ('Print layout' dialog > 'Meta Data...' button), 'Detail Information' was not properly printed. This issue has been resolved.
  • When images were printed using the printer profile specified in the "Color Management" panel of the "Preferences", the specified profile was only reflected in portions of the printed images. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented the opening of 2-byte characters from the "File > Open Image..." has been resolved.
  • When attempting to open images saved to folders with long names, or images with long file names, an error message was displayed and the image(s) could not be opened. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the file names of images for which "00" was included in the shooting time, were changed with the 'File Naming' options specified below, the new file names were not applied correctly. This issue has been resolved.
    • "None" was selected for both Prefix and Suffix.
    • "Sequential Number" was changed to "Date/Time Shot" and the "yymmdd" and "hhmmss" options were selected.
  • When multiple images were enhanced and then saved one at a time as separate files with "File > Save As...", an error message was displayed while the images were being saved. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the "Turn of DEP for all programs and services except those I select:" option in the "Data Execution Prevention" panel, opened by clicking the "Settings" button in the "Advanced" panel of the "System Properties" dialog was selected, images could not be saved. This issue has been resolved. (Windows XP)
  • When images processed with batch processing were displayed in the "Browser", black squares were displayed in the corners of the thumbnails. This issue has been resolved. (Windows 2000)
  • When the "Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box" option was selected in the "Pointer Options" panel of the "Mouse Properties" dialog, clicking on a Control Point would cause the mouse to move unexpectedly. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused a pen tablet being used to suddenly stop responding has been resolved.

System requirements (Mac OS)

  • Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later
  • Model: PowerPC G4 or G5, Intel-based Macintosh

System requirements (Windows)

  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit version)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional