Nikon is preparing for the imminent shipping of its latest APS-C sensor DSLR by issuing updates to some of its supporting software applications. New versions of Capture NX-D, Camera Control Pro, ViewNX-i and Picture Control Utility have been made available in readiness for the Nikon D7500, which will begin to be distributed in early June in some regions.

Most of the updates deal principally with compatibility for the new camera, but Nikon has taken the opportunity to tackle a few bugs and to make some minor improvements to the user experience as well.

At the same time, new firmware has been issued for the KeyMission 170, which Nikon says makes the connection between the camera and iOS version of SnapBridge more reliable.
For more information, and to download the updates, see the support pages of Nikon’s website.

Manufacturer's information

Capture NX-D

Changes from Version 1.4.3 to 1.4.5

• Added support for the D7500.
• Added support for Picture Control > Auto.
• Changed the Crop tool 11:7 crop to 10:7.
• Improved thumbnail display quality for JPEG images that contain only small thumbnails.

Fixed the following issues:
- White would print as light grey when Use this profile when printing was selected for Color Management > Printer Profile.
- Capture NX-D would quit unexpectedly if the Retouch Brush tool was displayed in full-screen view.

Camera Control Pro 2

Changes from Version 2.24.0 to 2.25.0

• Added support for the D7500.
• Picture Control Utility 2 can now be launched from a Picture Control > Edit button in the Image Processing panel.

ViewNX-i

Changes from Versions 1.2.4/1.2.5 to Version 1.2.7

• Added support for the D7500.
• Added support for Picture Control > Auto.

Fixed the following issues:
- Facebook login could not be used.
- Images modified using Exposure compensation or White balance with On selected for Auto Red-Eye would sometimes not display correctly.

Picture Control Utility 2

Changes from Version 2.2.2 to 2.3.0

• Added support for the D7500.
• With the release of Camera Control Pro 2 version 2.25.0, Picture Control Utility 2 can now be launched using the Edit button next to Picture Control in the Camera Control Pro 2 Image Processing panel.

KeyMission 170 Firmware

Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2

• Made improvements regarding an issue which resulted in connections between the camera and iOS 10.2-compatible versions of the SnapBridge 360/170 app becoming unstable.

Note: Users of iOS 10.2 will also need to upgrade the SnapBridge 360/170 app to the latest version, which supports iOS 10.2.