Nikon Issues Windows 8 Compatibility Announcement
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Nikon Europe has posted an announcement on the compatibility of its software products with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. The company intends to test Windows versions of ViewNX 2, Capture NX 2, Camera Control Pro 2, Short Movie Creator, Nikon Message Center 2, Wireless Transmitter Utility and Thumbnail Selector as well as its NEF and NRW codecs, PC-PJ Transfer and GP-N100 Utility, IPTC Preset Manager and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 3.0 for compatibility with the new OS. However, there’s a number of applications for which the company does not plan to provide Windows 8 compatibility. Among these are Nikon Scan, PictureProject, myPicturetown Utility, and more - click through / read on for the complete list. Also note that the company will not provide compatibility with products utilising a serial or SCSI interface (including a number of old Nikon Coolscan models).
Nikon Press Release
Windows 8 Compatibility Announcement
We plan to test Windows versions of the following software applications for compatibility with Windows 8. We will announce our plans regarding full compatibility once testing is complete.
- ViewNX 2
- Capture NX 2
- Camera Control Pro 2
- Short Movie Creator
- Nikon Message Center 2
- Wireless Transmitter Utility
- Thumbnail Selector
- NEF codec
- NRW codec
- PC-PJ Transfer
- nik Color Efex Pro 3.0
- IPTC Preset Manager
- GP-N100 Utility
We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.
- Capture NX Ver. 1.x
- Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Capture series
- ViewNX Ver. 1.x
- Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
- Nikon View series
- Nikon Scan series
- PictureProject COOLPIX Remote Control
- WT-3 Setup Utility
- Wireless Camera Setup Utility
- Wireless Connecting Utility
- nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
- my Picturetown Utility
- USB driver for GP-1
- Image Authentication Software
We also do not plan to provide compatibility for other software, or for products utilizing a SCSI or serial connection.