capture NX2 vs Lightroom

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capture NX2 vs Lightroom
Jan 23, 2011

Hello all

I bought a D3100 a few months ago and have been really enjoying playing around and learning from my many mistakes, shooting jpegs. In the last couple of weeks I have got access to CS3 and so started shooting RAW and trying some PP.

At the moment, nearly all of what I'm doing is in Camera Raw. I have to convert my NEF files to DNG format as CS3 doesn't support D3100 - this is a bit of a pain mainly because of the multiplication of files on my PC.

I have wondered about buying Capture NX2 (or waiting for NX3?) or buying Lightroom. As I see it NX2 would help me to learn about the picture controls in the camera (so about making better jpegs) but Lightroom would help with organising photos (not entirly clear how but I am clear that I need help) and would perhaps output files that I can use directly with CS3. I should also mention that Lightroom is cheaper for me as I can get a discount as a teacher.
Which software would you recommend?

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