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Nikon Europe has today announced Nikon Capture Version 3.5. This new version of the excellent (and ever improving) image management / RAW conversion application adds several new features including D100 capture control with Mac OS X and PTP compatibility, support for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), 10 megapixel output mode for D1X NEF files, Large thumbnail (1600 x 1063) output option, improved noise reduction and interestingly Automatic Vignette Control which can automatically counteract the effects of fall of at lens edges experienced with certain lenses at maximum aperture. The new Auto Vignette Control feature requires the new firmware upgrades announced today (because of the additional lens information required).
Press Release (Nikon Europe):
Nikon Europe is pleased to announce a new version of Nikon Capture 3 software with powerful new features for Nikon D100 and D1 series owners.
Far more than simply a tool to open and edit NEF (Raw) files, (Nikon View 5 features simple NEF to Jpeg/Tiff conversion), Nikon Capture 3.5 offers revolutionary new digital imaging functionality and speed improvements for both Mac and PC users of Nikon Digital SLR cameras.
* Not available for RAW files captured with the Coolpix 5000 or 5700 as they do not feature D or G type lens systems.
Speaking about the changes, Robert Cristina, Marketing Executive, Professional Film and Digital, Europe says: The latest Nikon Capture 3.5 version takes NEF shooting to another level of image adjustment flexibility underlining Nikons leading position as a supplier of high performance digital tools for professionals.
Taken alongside the new D1X RAM memory expansion offer and the current
firmware upgrade offer illustrates Nikons desire to improve performance
on three fronts: hardware, firmware and software, keeping customers abreast
of continuing industry developments but at minimum cost.
Capture 3.5 will be available for European Nikon Capture 3 license holders from November 2002. To download it free* and for more information visit Nikons European customer support web site: http://www.nikon-euro.com/
* Excluding internet connection fees.