Capture NX-D: Truly useless junk or is negative feedback exaggerated?

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Capture NX-D: Truly useless junk or is negative feedback exaggerated?
Aug 26, 2014

I would like to know the real story of the practical functionality of the new Nikon Capture NX-D software.  Much of the feedback I have seen about it on this site has been negative.  I also understand that Nikon couldn't renew the contract with the software company that made Capture NX-2 for them, meaning that Capture NX-D couldn't retain some unique features of Capture NX-2.  But I wonder, is the negativity expressed more sour grapes about some Capture NX-2 features not retained or is Capture NX-D in general truly a bad piece of software?  After all, Capture NX-D is freeware, and if it cost effectively can do many things Capture NX-2 could do, wouldn't there be advantages?

Historically, I have done very little RAW editing and tend to shoot mostly JPEG and leave it at that.  I have tended to use View NX2 at times for mild RAW editing.  I presently have the latest versions of View NX2 and Capture NX-D installed.  I like being able to work with the Nikon picture controls in RAW editing.  You loose this capability with Lightroom.  (Furthermore I hate Lightroom forcing you to work with a catalog for accessing files.)

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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