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CaptureNX 2.4.5 and ViewNX 2.8.2 released with D5300 and Df support

By dpreview staff on Nov 12, 2013 at 18:30 GMT

Nikon has released Capture NX 2.4.5 and ViewNX 2.8.2 updates with support for the new D5300 and Df DSLR cameras. 

Capture NX 2.4.5 modifications include: 

  • Support for Raw images captured with the D5300, and Df has been added.
  • The Better Quality 2012 option under Noise Reduction in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette has been changed to Better Quality 2013.
  • Applicable from this version, Intensity and Sharpness can now be adjusted separately for both Luminance and Color. Therefore, when images to which Better Quality 2012 was applied with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.4 or earlier are opened in Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.5, the effects of Noise Reduction adjustment may change.

ViewNX 2.8.2 modifications include: 

  • Support for the D5300, and the Df has been added.  
Source: Nikon

Comments

Total comments: 18
madeinlisboa
By madeinlisboa (5 months ago)

It's with me for years and I can't live without it. I developed advanced techniques and now I can even do photo retouching. With Nik Color Efex is all what I need. PS is only for advanced editing and photo composition.

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Badger1952
By Badger1952 (5 months ago)

I have been told by Nikon that 2.4.5 is not ready to run with OS Mavericks- I have it running on MacBoook Pro running OSX 10.9 but it installs and crashes on macbook Air running 10.9 - is there are work around?

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CaseyComo
By CaseyComo (5 months ago)

I like the output of Nikon's own software, but the interface is horrendous and the performance is pathetic. I long ago migrated to DxO.

1 upvote
Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (5 months ago)

I cannot agree. Speed of cnx2 is excellent. Also interface is not bad - it rather has some limitations, like lack of simple reorganizing of effects. But I cannon find a way to process a huge batch of images. For single pictures it is fine program.

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CaseyComo
By CaseyComo (5 months ago)

For me, no batch processsing and no reorganization of effects are dealbreakers. It's too bad, because I think the output is very good.

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blaster182
By blaster182 (5 months ago)

Batch processing works very well in CNX2?

Reorganization of working steps is a bit painful but can be done by adding a new working step at the bottom of the list and then copying the previous step there. Then, the original step can be modified to the new step that should be inserted. I wonder if anyone got my idea :-)

Finally, I created a batch file that already sets up a number of (mostly empty) modification steps that represent my workflow. Speeds up the processing very much. Thanks to Jason Dell's excellent "Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2"!

On the other hand, yes, the interface could definitely use some improvement!

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Marcin 3M
By Marcin 3M (5 months ago)

I have lr4, c1p7 and cnx together with nik filters. The lr4 is my least used program. While I like c1p7 results, I still use cnx quite a lot.
It would be awesome to have new version of cnx with features allowing to get rid of photoshop.

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Adrian Van
By Adrian Van (5 months ago)

Although I tried the trial (2.0 of Capture NX) and liked the software (for some of its unique features), the menu layout made editing large volume of images far too slow. They need to examine the other leading raw editors, and improve their their menu layouts/feature structure, so changes can be made more quickly, if they dedicate the design resources to improve it.
What's much better: Lightroom, DXO Elite Pro, Capture One, Aperature...etc. at least in my opinion. Your opinion may differ.
Nikon, please revamp your menu layout/features for next version 3.0.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 5 minutes after posting
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hectorsm
By hectorsm (5 months ago)

Glad to see Nikon continuing the support for new camera and adding improved functionality. Unlike Adobe where the RAW support for new cameras runs out in a year or so and you're forced to pay for the new version.

I have owned PS Elements version 5,6,8 and 10 and now I have LR 5. I still go to CNX2 for most of my post processing. It does a very good job despite being perceived by many as dated.

4 upvotes
itchhh
By itchhh (5 months ago)

I wish they would do a **serious** update to this program.

5 upvotes
Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (5 months ago)

I think I just said that.

1 upvote
Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (5 months ago)

NX 2 = LOL
Like using System 7.5 on a Mac.

2 upvotes
brn
By brn (5 months ago)

Looking at your posting history, you're a very negative person. I hope you get better.

6 upvotes
Mr Fartleberry
By Mr Fartleberry (5 months ago)

And many people deserve what Nikon hands down to them.

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Peter Hayward
By Peter Hayward (5 months ago)

I just wish Nikon would fix how 'tabs' work in their dialog boxes in Capture NX. Reported previously over last three years or so. No feedback. Not yet done. So simple to fix. Pity.

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digitall
By digitall (5 months ago)

Could you explain what you mean by 'tabs'? Thanks.

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StrokerAce23
By StrokerAce23 (5 months ago)

Did they fix the only save full blown JPEG or thumbnail preview with the NEF after you edit it? Love the results, just don't love processing my 15MB file into 25MB if I want to level it.

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zzzorki7
By zzzorki7 (5 months ago)

Saving NEF without saving JPEG there for a long time.
Selected in the preferences

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Total comments: 18