Earlier this month, Nikon announced plans to release its new ViewNX-i image browsing software for free on March 17. As promised, the download has gone live today, building on the camera maker's previous View NX 2 software. The new application works in conjunction with Nikon's NX-D photofinishing software for editing photographs, and bundles Nikon's ViewNX-Movie Editor for editing videos.

Nikon's ViewNX-i is a simple image browsing application with robust sorting and organization features, including options for filtering images based on certain criteria, viewing photo and camera information, adding descriptions and ratings, and more. The information panes can be collapsed to allow for a cleaner view of images, and basic edits can be made via a dedicated button that pulls up Nikon's NX-D software (assuming it is already installed on the system).

ViewNX-i is available for both Mac OS and Windows. Those running Windows will need to be running at least Windows 7 editions and have a 1.6GHz Intel Core i-series or Pentium 4 processor, 2GB of RAM (on 64-bit systems), and a display resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels. Mac users will need to be running at least OS X 10.8.5, an Intel Core or Xeon series CPU (for still image editing), 2GB of RAM, and have a display with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768.