powerbook: One of the things that made CNX2 a little special and easy to use, was the Color Control Point, which is gone.
I can't finde these features, hope they comes in the official version: - Color Control Point- Red-eye Control Point- Auto Retouch Brush- Lasso Tool- Selection Brush
I don't know why I should buy the NX-D compared to Adobe Lightroom or for that matter compared to Adobe Photoshop Elements? :-)
The problem is, that NX-D can not export files to DNG ....
I think Nikon has given up in the software industry and have to admit that Adobe and others in the same league is better - although I think CNX2 is really nice.
There is a few things that should be changed by CNX2 if Nikon would continue. Among other things, it should be amended to take advantage of all the processor power and a RAM, as it does not now, because it is very slow.
Nikon has probably meant that it was too excessive in relation to price/earning, to make the changes. CNX2 costs, for example, approx. the same as Lightroom 5 and has many competitors in this price range.
But Nikon sees it only from its own business and not from what loyal customers want. Just as with the lack D400!
UPDATE:Now I have been playing with MX-D for a while. NX-D can not possibly be the successor to CNX2 (although it closes down after the official launch of NX-D), but rather a replacement for ViewNX2.
It is in my eyes a pretty big step backwards especially because U-point tool now missing along with many other tools, and that you now have sidecar files.
I think one has to consider the case that Nikon just need something that supports the cameras (an alibi if you like) where you can adjust the most important thing, then export a TIFF or DNG file to Photoshop or something similar. I interpret it is clearly the case that Nikon gives up in the big races in software.
That we might as well use Lightoom, which contains much more and is far above CNX2 and NX-D, is another matter.
Personally, I'm very tired of this change to NX-D to U-points etc.. and with no sidecar files in CNX2, makes CNX2 nice easy to work with. NX-D looks like any other. We have to change our workflow now.
One of the things that made CNX2 a little special and easy to use, was the Color Control Point, which is gone.