Nikon Capture NX-D Beta

February 25, 2014 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | 4 Comments |
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Nikon today released a beta version of Capture NX-D, a new application for processing and adjusting raw image files generated by Nikon digital cameras. Intended to replace the current Capture NX 2 software, Nikon Capture NX-D will support many functions needed by professional photographers, including batch image processing, filtering and an enhanced user interface with a variety of displays and floating palettes that are ideal for multiple monitors. During the period that Capture NX-D is available as a beta version, Nikon will invite users to try the software, and will collect feedback about the user experience and the application from those using it. To download the beta version of Nikon’s Capture NX-D, visit the website below.

Website: Nikon

Nikon Press Release

NIKON RELEASES NEW RAW IMAGE PROCESSING AND ADJUSTMENT SOFTWARE, CAPTURE NX-D

MELVILLE, NY (February 24, 2014) – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that a beta version of Capture NX-D will be available free of charge beginning today. Capture NX-D is new software for processing and adjusting RAW images captured with Nikon digital cameras.

Capture NX-D is a free software application that will replace the current Capture NX 2 application. RAW images (NEF or NRW file extension) captured with Nikon D-SLR cameras, Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, and Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras can be loaded into the application for processing and adjustment of images. In addition to RAW images, the application can also be used to adjust JPEG and TIFF files.

During the period that Capture NX-D is available as a beta version, Nikon will invite users to try the software, and will collect feedback about the user experience and the application from those using it. Nikon will then use this feedback to improve the application prior to its official release.

The new software will support many functions needed by professional photographers, including batch image processing, filtering and an enhanced user interface with a variety of displays and floating palettes that are ideal for multiple monitors. Additionally, photographers will also have the ability to adjust parameters including exposure and white balance in RAW files, and can adjust tone curves, brightness, and contrast, as well as functions for correcting lateral color aberration and vignetting in JPEG and TIFF files. The software also features a new “sidecar” format, which retains and saves the adjusted image as a separate file.

Nikon will continue to update and provide support for the current Capture NX 2 application while the beta version of Capture NX-D is available. Once the official version of Capture NX-D is released, Capture NX 2 will no longer be supported with updates.

To download the beta version of Nikon’s Capture NX-D, please visit http://beta.nikonimglib.com/ to sign up.

Capture NX-D System Requirements (Beta Version)

Windows

OS:                          32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, 64-bit version of Windows 8.1

Processor:             Pentium-compatible CPU (Core i5 or better recommended)

RAM (memory):    2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)

Hard-disk space:  800 MB or more required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)

Screen resolution:             1280 × 768 pixels or more

Other:                      As the beta version is available only via download, an Internet connection is required

Macintosh

OS:                          64-bit versions of OS X version 10.8 and 10.9

Processor:             Core 2 Duo or better CPU (Core i5 or better recommended)

RAM (memory):    4 GB or more

Hard-disk space:  800 MB or more required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)

Screen resolution:             1280 × 768 pixels or more

Other:                      As the beta version is available only via download, an Internet connection is required

About Nikon

Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced the production of over 85 million NIKKOR lenses in 2014, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics.  For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikon and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonUSA



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#1 randomuser

THIS IS A SHITTY "SILKYPIX FROM NIKON"

GOOD BYE SWEET PRICE CaptureNX FROM NIK SOFTWARE

DAMN YOU, NIKON!

11:32 am - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#2 Hans Benndorf

A total piece of crap. What is the point of this stripped off useless Micky Mouse gimmick? This is beyond a joke, Nikon.

7:04 pm - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#3 Mark Allen

Without the wonderful U Point Technology, this will fail as a replacement to CNX2. It can only be considered as upgrade to ViewNX.

Many folk will stick with the latest CNX2, until they upgrade their camera. And as the new camera even a Nikon, will no longer work with CNX2, many folk will wonder if the time is right to jump ship to Lightroom AND a different brand!

Nikon will lose out from this. I am considering selling all my gear and going for a Sony A7r. I know of others that are considering going for a micro four thirds.

7:45 pm - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

#4 Bill F

A piece of garbage, something youd expect from a shareware download. Goodby Nikon.

11:33 am - Monday, March 3, 2014