Nikon Capture NX 2.4.6 released with D3300 support and improved White Balance

Nikon Capture NX 2.4.6 ($139) is now available for download. The new version includes D3300 support and improved White Balance. Download links:

Detailed lists of updates included in Capture NX version 2.4.6:

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D3300 has been added.
  • Advanced settings, such as Sharpening, under Camera Settings > Picture Control in the Develop section of the Edit List palette can now be adjusted, even when Unchanged is selected for Picture Control when RAW images are opened.
    The following modifications and additions have been applied to White Balance > New WB in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette.
    – An Auto 1 option has been added to White Balance > New WB options.
    Capture NX 2 adjusts white balance for colors similar to those achieved in images captured with a camera’s Auto 1 (Normal)*white balance setting. However, only RAW images captured with the following cameras are supported.
    – The D7000 and later digital SLR cameras
    – Advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses
    – The COOLPIX A as well as the COOLPIX P7100 and later COOLPIX cameras that support recording in the NRW format
    *Auto white balance setting with cameras that do not offer an Auto 2 (Keep warm lighting colors) option
    – Adjustment units available with the Tint option have been changed from 1 to 0.01 for more precise specification.
    – The adjustment range for Fine Adjustment when Direct sunlight is selected for Daylight has been expanded from 4132–7042k to 2500–7042k.
    – Adjustment using Fine Adjustment and Tint is now possible when Recorded Value, Auto 1, Auto 2, or Underwater is selected.

Additional modifications to the Windows version

  • The following issues have been resolved.
    – An error occurred when XMP/IPTC files created with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.3 or earlier were opened.
    – Details specified in the Print layout dialog and page setup dialog displayed with selection of Page Setup… in the File menu were not applied.

Additional modifications to the Macintosh version

  • Support for Mac OS X version 10.6 has been eliminated.
  • An issue has been resolved where image files saved to a disk formatted using the FAT32 architecture were edited and saved, editing details were not applied.
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