Nikon Capture NX2 2.4.7 released with Yosemite support

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Nikon released an updated version of the latest Capture NX2 2.4.7 with added Yosemite support. Please note that no other changes were made except compatibility with the latest MAC OS. Nikon Capture NX2 2.4.7 was already released in April, 2014.

Nikon Capture NX was discontinued last year and replaced by new NX-D (made by SilkyPix).

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  • Taka

    What does this mean? Nikon will support new OS in future even though they don’t support their own camera? This is confusing. If you decided to kill a product, just kill it once and all.

    • peter w

      it’s more like a family, they decided not to feed their new borns anymore, only the children born before mid 2014.

      • Allan

        LOL

    • Sebastian Rasch

      The software itself hasn’t been changed, hence the same version number. Only the installer caused problems on Yosemite (software couldn’t be installed at all in many cases) so Nikon updated just the installer especially for OS X 10.10. The program itself stays the same and is not going to be updated anymore.
      If the software itself doesn’t run on a future OS that’s it. It won’t be compatible. But since Capture NX 2.4.7 apparently runs just fine on Yosemite, they could at least fix the installing problem with a new installer.

  • peter w

    huh?
    yes, yes???
    oh…
    well, ok, thanks anyway

  • jinx35

    This is so frustrating and maddening….if they can do this then why not add support for my D810…I paid for Capture NX2 with the assumption that my Nikon cameras would be supported.

    • peter w

      take your loss, try the alternatives and learn to be happy.

      • KnightPhoto

        good advice (and can be applied elsewhere in life) 😉

        • peter w

          life is so easy…

      • Some Dude Named Lee

        You sound like a cult member. “My dog was just run over but some guy on Nikon Rumors told me to ‘learn to be happy'”.

        • neversink

          Having your dog run over or losing a loved one in a terrorist attack is a hell of a lot different than Nikon abandoning its software. In fact, I can live without Nikon software, but it is hard to live without a member of my family who was taken by terrorists. Get a little perspective please. And a little humor. You can’t compare pineapples with watermelons!!!

        • peter w

          Your so right, Lee.
          I am just getting at you Nikon Rumors guys, because not only did Nikon stop developping Capture NX2, also I am home alone with a tiny silly fracture in my foot…. learning to be happy and then I hear some ones dog is run over…
          Neversink it would come this far.

    • Paul

      my mom m.kes $83 an hour on the laptop . She has been without a job for 5 months but last month her income was $14966 just working on the laptop for a few hours. check out this site;.At some

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Because to support the D810 they would have to change the software. But they are not allowed to do this anymore since Google has the rights on the software now.
      What they did here is only adding a new installer for OS X 10.10. The software itself hasn’t been changed. Capture NX 2.4.7 apparently runs just fine on Yosemite but there were problems with the installer – in many cases it just couldn’t be installed in the first place. That’s what they fixed, nothing more.

  • Isaac Alonzo

    This is pointless as most of the people I know used this and paid for it (me included) moved on to Lightroom because we are fed up on the glitches and the slow workflow.

    • AnotherView

      Nonsense. Get a modern computer and CNX2 still runs rings around EVERY other post-processing engine on the market in terms of delivering optimum IQ AND speed…as long as you’re dealing with one image at a time. Batch mode? Not so much.

      • peter w

        Indeed, but batching is only taking a lot of time, because the NEF files need to be written. If you write changes to be read in third party software, Lightroom needs to write jpegs and is not faster at all. For D800 files you mostly need to write jpegs any way, because loading NEF for viewing (also in LR) takes ages.
        I use Lightroom now in order to developpe my skills, but don’t consider it faster than CNX2. If I need to do something quick, I use CNX2.

      • Reilly Diefenbach

        CNX2 fast, that’s a good one,lol.

    • Cristian

      I’ve been using NX2 since the first release and I found it to be a very good software. It’s a bit slow if compared with Photoshop, but the flexibility it gives to me in terms of non destructive and multi level adjustment, with easy masking and with very small resulting files (a multilevel PSD can reach rapidly hundreds of megabytes while a NEF still remains approximately the original size) can not be found in any other software

      • Isaac Alonzo

        I was just like that, but now in Lightroom I edit 10 times faster, not quite the same but works wonders for me. But that is just my humble opinion.

        • peter w

          (don’t be humble about your opinion, it’s yours be proud!)
          ( 😉 )

          • neversink

            Nothing wrong with a little humility!!!!!!
            :–}

            • peter w

              I adressed Isaac, not you… 😉

              (this is intended as a respectfull joke, your thoughts are appreciated as well)

    • Some Dude Named Lee

      I am using a four year old laptop and NX2 runs faster on it than Lightroom. Anyone who thinks Lightroom renders Nikon NEFs better than Capture NX is NUTS and BLIND.

      • Isaac Alonzo

        Well I use my i7 top of the line processor and 16gb of ram, compared to CNX retouching in Lightroom I do know it will not read 100% of the NEF but it is incredible faster and honestly I was at the same place you are today, but I shoot way too many weddings to waste time waiting for CNX to work properly under 64bit system. Because someone differs from your opinion doesn’t mean they are wrong, is just different path to achieve the same results.

  • Jorge

    I’ve been using my version of NX2 with Yosemite on my MacMini, Air, and MacBook Pro with zero problems for months. I’ve read where many individuals have had issues with NX2 over the few years it’s been out but I must say I have never, ever had a “glitch” and I can’t remember when if ever it’s crashed. With that said, I’m an IT person so maybe it’s in how I install the software (?) or possibly just very lucky…

    • AnotherView

      Not sure how you installed it, but if you already have a Yosemite Mac, prior to now you couldn’t install CNX2 in the “normal” manner. There are work-arounds (which is what I used) but they are hardly standard. I mean, we’re talking about Apple, right? Everything is supposed to be simple.

      • Jorge

        Hi. I had NX2 installed prior to upgrading to Yosemite. Maybe that’s why I’ve had no issues – I’ve never had any issues

    • Sebastian Rasch

      CNX 2.4.7 runs just fine on Yosemite but many people had problems installing it in the first place. So Nikon added a new installer for those customers. That’s all, software itself remains unmodified.

  • Jorge

    And I will add for those of you who have used, or refuse to use this software: I don’t think you know what you’ve been missing. It does an INCREDIBLE job on NEF files — so much more than LR will ever do. I may not use it on every NEF, but on those special ones for personal use, or for stock, those NEF files get the “NX2 Treatment” and they hum

    • getitright

      I have used CNX-2 for 4 years now and am familiar with the program. It is convenient and quick, the best feature for me is the U-point which allows for instant selection and application of many adjustments. It is handy because I still cannot manipulate the “layers” feature in adobe properly,
      The only other program I use to add distortion and alignment corrections is DXO after converting to jpg.
      At some future time, when CNX-2 becomes outdated, I will really miss the U-point feature.

    • Cristian

      I totally agree wth you: NX2 is very intuitive: you can add the adjustments incrementally and paint a mask where you want each setting to be applied.

      You want to remove or modify a setting? You only need to modify the parameters and/or the mask and you are set! The new settings are automagically applied on each following adjustment.
      Doing the same in Photoshop could be very tricky.

      • nightoil

        Great that this defunct software still generates so much talk and enthusiasm. (The trolls seem to have lost interest, for the most part.)

        Have been using Capture NX since 2008 (CNX1) – CNX2 since 2009. Must have edited >5000 images with it. My copy of PS Elements remains unopened – CNX2 does pretty much all I need. (Perspective correction and a true clone brush would have been useful.)

        THE standout features for me are Color Control Points + the ability to save and re-open all edits (and multiple versions thereof) in quite small, self-contained, losslessly compressed files. I intend to carry on with CNX2 indefinitely (until the first of the 2 universal certainties kicks in, that is!).

        Something I’ve found is that using more than about four CCP edit steps begins to introduce grain or noise into the edited image. Has anyone else noticed this? The solution I found was to limit CCP edit steps to around three. (The total number of individual CCPs seems virtually limitless and has no bearing on the noise.)

  • Stephen M. Fochuk

    Well, I’ve had issues with View NX2. It would allow me to upload images from my XQD card, but not a CF card. I am using a Late 2013 MacPro, purchased two months ago…

  • Percy Blakeney

    An admission that NX-D is vastly inferior and NX-2 users with supported bodies will not migrate?

    • peter w

      did you look at the other posts? Do!

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Yes it is the same version. There was just a new installer for OS X 10.10 added. If you could install it on your machine already, no need to install it anew. Not everybody was able to install it on Yosemite though.

  • Focuspuller

    The installer says I already have CNX2 2.4.7 installed. Do I install this newer, yet same version number anyway? So confusing.

    • Percy Blakeney

      See my edited post above. It is a confusing situation.

      • John

        The previous installer thought OS 10.10 was OS 10.1 and thought it was too early of an OS. There was already a workaround on this forum last year. Using the workaround I was able to install NX2 on Yosemite. This ‘new’ version just fixes that afaik.

        • Percy Blakeney

          Thanks. It is still a bit weird though as NX2 worked fine for me when I switched to Yosemite. Maybe that was the workaround, NX2 first, OS X second?
          It is working fine so I won’t stress it. 🙂

          • John

            Yes, upgrading to Yosemite with NX2 already installed worked fine. I installed NX2 on another computer already upgraded to Yosemite and needed the workaround.

    • Cristian

      I think it is only a formal question: if Nikon would name this release 2.4.7.1 or 2.4.8 it could mean that Nikon is implicitly admitting that NX2 is not discontinued. In this case I think NX2 users could ask Nikon to add support for every camera presented until the date of the last release. A new 2.4.7 release doesn’t formally admit new developements

      • Sebastian Rasch

        There are no new developments. They just added a new installer. The software itself remains unmodified.

  • AaronShep

    Friends, the page says, “Use this installer if you are using

    OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).” In other words, it’s most likely an update of the INSTALLER, not the program.

    The reason Nikon cannot easily update NX 2 for recent cameras is because those cameras include completely new processing features that were never part of NX 2 — features like the Clarity control.

    And if you like U-point, you’ll love Lightroom’s and Camera Raw’s automatic masking feature, which works a whole lot better!

    • peter w

      U-point works much faster and has less artifacts at the edges which take longer time to clean up with LR.

      With U-points you can select and deselect in a masked layer. Very handy!

      That being said, automatic masking in LR and also in Capture One Pro are great tools.

  • ChuckE.

    Tried d/l 3 times…said loader was corrupted. Won’t work Nikon!!!!

  • Peter Morgan

    The linked page says “This free trial software may be used for evaluation purposes for 60 days after installation.” Does anyone know if it will continue to function if one installs it over a paid version of CNX2?

    • brn

      While I”m not a Mac user, I always install the “trial” version over the paid version and don’t have issues. Just in case, I do have my license handy.

      • Peter Morgan

        brn – thanks. That is what I would do too. Although usually the page will say something more explicit about what happens after the trial and it is more the omission that is my concern.

    • Cristian

      The NX2 version present on the web site or the CD provided in the box when you buy it are exactly the same.
      The only difference is that if you bought it you have a serial number to activate the software and continue using it after the expiration of the trial period of 60 days.
      So when you install a new trial release over the old paid version it should mantain the previous activation.

  • stesk

    I have clicked on Update on my Nikon NX2 – and there is no update.
    Why should Nikon make an update with the same version number?
    Go to Nikons site to find information – there is nothing!!!!!

    • nightoil

      I’ve been using CNX2 here in the UK since 2009 (on PCs) and the “Update Capture NX2” item in the Help Menu has never worked. Just go to your country’s Nikon website > Support & Downloads and get the latest version from there.

      My local Nikon (Europe) site has Capture NX 2.4.7 Full Version (Mac OS X version 10.10 Yosemite) at the bottom of the first page.

      http://nikonimglib.com/cnx2/index_en_eur.html#os-macintosh
      takes you straight into the download page, with the installer button.

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not an update. If you could install 2.4.7 on Yosemite already, you don’t need to install it again. They just added a new installer for people who weren’t able to install the program in the first place. The software itself remains unmodified, so it’s still 2.4.7, exact same version.

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not an update. If you could install 2.4.7 on Yosemite already, you don’t need to install it again. They just added a new installer for people who weren’t able to install the program in the first place. The software itself remains unmodified, so it’s still 2.4.7, exact same version.

  • Cristian

    They discontinued Capture NX2 last year. If a software is discontinued it is supposed no updates will be available in the future. Why the hell did they update a discontinued software to solve some Yosemite compatibility issues without adding the support for last camera models (and we are talking about D4s, D810 and D750, not a Coolpix).
    This seems to me another big fail from Nikon…

    • true

      I agree

    • saywhatuwill

      Cause then you’re supporting the software.

    • nightoil

      D4s is actually supported in CNX 2.4.7 (released 15 Apr 2014).

      The final list of Nikon DSLRs supported in CNX2 is:
      D1, D1H, D1X, D2H, D2X, D2HS, D2XS, D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D4S.
      D40, D40X, D50, D60, D70, D70S, D80, D90.
      D100, D200, D300, D300S, D600, D610, D700, D800, D800E.
      D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300.
      D7000, D7100, and Df.

      • Cristian

        Yes! Youy’re right… only D810 and D750 were released after NX2 was discontinued

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not an update. They just added a new installer for people who weren’t able to INSTALL the software on Yosemite. Capture NX 2.4.7 itself runs just fine on Yosemite. It’s the exact same version, no changes made to the program.

      • Cristian

        Uhm….. let me understand: it’s the same software as before, but now there are incompatibilities with the installer using Yosemite, and Nikon released a new installer for this OS.
        When a software is declared discontinued, it is not supposed to run (or to be installed) properly on an OS that didn’t exist when the software was still alive.
        In that case Yosemite is a version of OS X released on Oct, 16 2014, while NX2 was declared discontinued since august 2014. From point of view Nikon had no
        obligation to Mac customers to provide a new installer, that is a part of the software too.
        So, if they did it, they implicitly created a new version, that is an update of the previous

        • Sebastian Rasch

          No it’s not a new version. It’s just fortunate that version 2.4.7 runs on OS X 10.10 as it was – apparently, Mavericks and Yosemite aren’t that different in some regards. So why not add a new installer for users with this OS if they don’t have to change the software itself? It’s a nice move.
          They aren’t allowed to update the software itself since Google has the rights on the used technologies now but they would like to if they could. So they just try to work around that as far as possible without updating the software itself.

          • Cristian

            Ok… but… if Nikon has rights to make a new installer for 2.4.7, why they did not provide a new dll to support new cameras? This would not modify nor introduce new features for the functionalities (U-Point) bougth by Google, but only a “refresh” in a Nikon-proprietary algorithm that Google doesn’t own. Or not?

            • Sebastian Rasch

              No clue. I see you standpoint though. Maybe there is some clause that prevents them from doing just that. Or they’re too lazy to update a discontinued software as it might be more effort than a new installer 😉

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not an update. They just added a new installer for people who weren’t able to INSTALL the software on Yosemite. Capture NX 2.4.7 itself runs just fine on Yosemite. It’s the exact same version, no changes made to the program.

  • neversink

    Poor Nikon…. They had good software, but they needed more engineers to make it run more efficiently and to continue to enhance it. Instead they threw it all away…..

    • Sebastian Rasch

      Wrong. Nikon had a contract with the completely independent software studio “Nik Software” (similarities in the name are coincidence I can assure you) to develop Capture NX 2 for them. Nik Software however has been acquired by Google in 2013 what ultimately forced Nikon to discontinue Capture NX 2 since they didn’t own the rights of many of the technologies used in CNX2 (U-Point for example) and Google wouldn’t let them use it.
      Capture NX-D is now developed by Nikon themselves or by a little, unexperienced software studio Nikon acquired for that purpose, that’s why it’s so slow, buggy and lacks features. 😉

      • neversink

        Yes yes, yes… I understand all this… but they still threw it all away. They could have protected their interests better, but Google beat them to the punch!!!!!
        It’s sad that Nikon only can offer NX-D, which is definitely inferior software.

        • Sebastian Rasch

          It’s all about the Benjamins in the end… Google unfortunately has much more of these than Nikon. Not much Nikon could do, I guess.

  • Nikos Delhanidis

    “Nikon Capture NX was discontinued last year and replaced by new NX-D (made by SilkyPix)”

    why then bother re-release it with Yosemite support ?? ……..

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not a “re-release”. They just added a new installer for Yosemite. Capture NX 2.4.7 itself runs just fine on OS X 10.10. Otherwise they wouldn’t have bothered.

    • Sebastian Rasch

      It’s not a “re-release”. They just added a new installer for Yosemite. Capture NX 2.4.7 itself runs just fine on OS X 10.10. Otherwise they wouldn’t have bothered.

  • Kiboko

    I haven’t used NX2 …
    A question:
    What is the mayor difference between NX2 and NXD?

    • peter w

      – user interface, NX2 is more friendly

      – saving changes to embedded file (including jpeg-preview) in NX2 versus saving changes to sidecar files and no embedded preview for third party software for NX-D (which is not a problem in principle).

      – U-point technology and ability to apply allmost all features in a masked layer.

      Why am I doing this… use google.

      • Kiboko

        Thanks Peter for your time! … Google is not so personal, and does not always give the short answers I where looking for and the ones like you gave …

        • peter w

          well, both of us happy. 🙂

  • ChuckE.

    Not to get off topic but how is Yosemite working for those of you that have it?

  • Art-cri Tico

    just for the point… posting a little blinking light that is for MAc not Windows is a very gentle thing to do towards those who dunno anything about Apple Mac…

  • jagigen

    After the 10.10.3 release the CNX 2.4.7 is broken and do not allow one to install it on the latest 10.10.3 release of OSX.

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