No more Nx2. Welcome to NXD!

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M Lammerse
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Re: So what can Nikon Customers use now for high-end image processing?

Hi Stephan,

By means of GUI/core functionality this is it. At least for this first version.
But there might be chance we get enhanced functionality by third party makers, if it is Google (Nik) or an other one.

I feel it comes more in line with other camera maker softwares. Very basic editing, and that is a pity.
I'm using Capture since version 3 (my D100/D70 time) and as with 3 and the first version of NX, there was lots of comments and room for feedback. So hopefully a lot will give feedback now also.

However the most strongest point of Capture was the U-point technology introduced in NX. The local adjustments functionality designed by Nik is very powerful in NX(2) much better than in other software I tried out.

I'm trying the software since last evening. The pity thing is, that it will not accept the NX2 edits of NEF files. So opening an image edited in NX2, you have to start (limited) all over again.
Michel

Stephan Def wrote:

No, if its Beta then its essentially finished Software, they will not be changing its design anymore. It will be better to have realistic expectations about this.

As I already wrote in another Post:

I've just had time to read all the comments from people who did install it and try it out, which were quite revealing (SILKYPIX) ...

I am not going to be testing this software because to me it looks like a major regression or de-evolution if you will. Nikon got it backwards. This does not look professional.

Instead I am using Darktable (Free and open Software) and it works for me, there is somewhat of a learning curve, but it does everything I need. It has drawn and parametric masks which work almost as well as u-points, while being a little more complex in their usage, drawn and parametric masks are extremely powerfull.

If Google rolls out a standalone Version of Nik Collection I would buy that.

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