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Nikon Capture NX 2.4.4 released

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Nikon released Capture NX 2.4.4. Here are the modifications introduced in this version:

Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions

  • Support for RAW images captured with the COOLPIX P7800 has been added.
  • An Automatic (Underwater) option has been added to the Auto Distortion pull-down menu under Camera & Lens Corrections in the Adjust section of the Edit List. However, the Automatic (Underwater) option is only displayed when all of the following conditions are met.
    - The image was captured with an advanced camera with interchangeable lenses that supports underwater automatic distortion control, and a lens that also supports the function.
    - The image was captured in RAW format or in JPEG format with the camera's Auto distortion control function disabled.
  • The following issues have been resolved.
    - When the slider bar was manipulated while applying settings such as Gaussian Blur, High Pass, or Colorize, flicker in the form of random blocks was sometimes displayed.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

    • When OK in the Page Setup dialog opened from the Print layout dialog was clicked after changing printers using the Print button in the Print layout dialog, only the default printer (that normally used) was named in the Printer section at top left in the Print layout dialog.
    • "aaa..." was displayed for Artist in the File & Camera Information section of the Metadata palette. (Language versions other than the English version).
    • When a date was entered in the Date Created text box in the XMP/IPTC Information section of the Metadata palette, and the user attempted to save the image, an error was displayed and the image could not be saved. (German language version only).
    • When an image was edited using the LCH tool in the Adjust section of the Edit List, a message prompting the user to restart the application was sometimes displayed.

Some readers still get confused differentiating between the Nikon View NX and Nikon Capture NX software- View NX is a basic free software that can be downloaded here, Capture NX is much more powerful and costs around $140.

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  • AM

    Does it support the D610?

    • umeshrw

      Wonder why they didn’t wait a bit in order to add 610 support. Guess 610 will take some more time.
      P.S. Oops. Just realized it is the same as 600 so no need to add any support for it.

      • Thom Hogan

        Unfortunately not true. Nikon embeds the model number in the raw file and Capture (and other converters) all look for that model number in order to figure out what to do next. All previous “minor changes” generated new versions of Capture (e.g. D70 to D70s, D300 to D300s, etc.). The way most of us got around that before a converter actually understood the new model name was to physically go into the file and change the model name to one that’s supported (e.g. change D70s to D70).

        • File Driver

          “physically go into the file”
          An interesting concept; I’m trying to imagine how you would physically do that though!

          • Thom Hogan

            I pull out my ShrinkRay 1000, miniaturize me down to electron size, use the TeleTransporter 5000 to send me to the right place on the storage, and then use my charge to move the magnetic retentions. In other words, I do it bit by bit.

            Or I just use OxED.

            • Pile Driver

              The ShrinkRay 1000 is waaay out of date. You need to upgrade to the 1010 and get right in amongst the quarks & bosons.

            • Thom Hogan

              I’m thinking of getting a refurbished ShrinkRay 600. After all, it’s full frame and I have a full frame.

            • Smile Driver

              I see where you are coming from; but watch out for your senses being sprayed withe elmental particles.
              Of course the long awaited 4oo would is just what’s really needed, but that’s just a fading scfi myth now.

            • Thom Hogan

              Ah, but I’ve got a time machine, remember? So I just go forward to get the long overdue model and bring it back to where I need it. You didn’t think I was taking images with current cameras, did you?

            • peterw

              I smell a guest post comming up about photography using a virtual camera. In short: virtual photography.

              we call a lens ‘objectief’ here in Nederland. I’m looking forward to a report about virtual ‘objectieven’. (perhaps you need to use google translate to appreciate this :( )

              It will be powered by Adobe.

        • KnightPhoto

          Thom or Admin, any whispers of a rumour of a cousin who told a… that there would ever be a Nikon Capture 3?

          Sure I can break down and get another PP workflow tool or three , but the effective loss of all my “stored in NEF” edits over the last 7 years really is not at all a welcome thought.

          I’m relieved to see these sub-point releases still coming out.

          • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

            According to the rumors the NX3 should have been released by now. I am not sure what Nikon’s plans for the future are.

            • KnightPhoto

              Thanks.

          • Thom Hogan

            I’m sure Nikon has been working on something. But that’s part of the problem: Nikon has been working on something. I haven’t heard a peep about someone who might be able to build a decent software platform working on it FOR Nikon.

            Ultimately, “stored in NEF” is going to not get you anywhere, I think. Nikon has a long history of software abandonment, and it doesn’t license or share formats. Thus, when Capture NX goes away, the only way you’re going to get to your edits is to dedicate a machine to running it and not let that machine update (OS, etc.).

            This is one of the reasons why I’ve stopped recommending Capture NX, and it’s one of the reasons why I’m very hesitant about Adobe’s CC plans. Adobe doesn’t allow you to get off the carousel, while Nikon will eventually kick you off. Neither are the right answer.

            • KnightPhoto

              Thanks Thom, that is my worst nightmare ;-) Well here’s hoping an NX3 does come out which buys us a few years.

              In the meanwhile, do you have recomendations for other PP platforms to standardize around? Aperture is easy enough for me to buy, how about DxO or others?

      • Spy Black

        No, the D610 support will add oil and dust spots back in for those feeling nostalgic…

  • gallo

    perfect :-)

  • brn

    For those on the other side of the pond from the author:

    https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18642

    • Anónimo

      I’m afraid your link connects to an empty page.

      • Rick Johnson

        Not for those of us in the US…

        • Anónimo

          Now it’s working. It was probably a momentary problem.
          Tks vm Rick

  • Jorge

    Regardless of what anyone says about this software yes it is clunky, but man oh man it generates some gorgeous images when handled correctly. I hope it never goes away.

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