ViewNX2 issue - any ideas to solve?

Started Apr 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP PHXAZCRAIG Forum Pro • Posts: 13,842
Re: Yes and No.

yihlee wrote:

Very clever the way you rate files. Thumb up.

Was looking for the absolute fastest way (least mouse clicks).

2 to 4 seconds waiting is too long. Unless your got a very old computer, something is wrong with your system.

My system is pretty decent.  I build my own computers, and I have a bunch of them running here, though most are servers.   Anyway, even my older PC used to rate/filter/refresh in much less than a second, so it's not computer speed at fault.   (I'm running a quad-core with 32gb of RAM, multiple hard drives, win 7 64-bit).

Now for the solution:

NO - It's a program bug, there is no way to work around it within the program itself. This applies to all versions from 2.8.x to 2.9.x.

Kind of what I've figured, except I can't see why this bug hasn't been fixed in all those interim releases!

YES - v.2.7.6 is the latest one that works to your purpose. File signature date is 2013 May 14. The risk is, naturally, any Nikon NEF enhancement made after that date will not be supported.

If it supports both V2 and D800e files, I'm OK.   (However, I'm thinking about adding the 9300, assuming it's a real camera that's a D300 replacement.)

Most of what I do in ViewNX2 is review and rating.  Occasionally a quick JPG conversion to email someone.   But once I rate images, I do almost all post processing in CaptureNX2, so if back-revving ViewNX2 lost me some new feature, it wouldn't bother me.

YES - Windows 7 supports virtual mode. In quick words, it's like running one OS within another. Set it up to run older version ViewNX2 in XP, which by itself is running under Windows 7. You can have both OS and both versions of ViewNX2 running at the same time. This feature is fully documented and supported by Microsoft, worth a shot.

I already have VirtualXP on there, but it's not worth the effort, generally speaking, to run that on top of all the other stuff I've got running on this PC.

I'm pretty familiar with virtual environments.  I'm running 3 VMWare servers in the house now, with an iSCSI SAN and about 14 virtual servers.

One more thing. Both Label and Rating are IPTC file property. Nikon software supports both. From other apps, Rating usually receives better support than Label does.

I've noticed that some programs don't see to do star ratings that Nikon software 'sees', and vice-versa, which gives me pause for concern.

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