Updated Nikon Big Sur software compatibility


Nikon updated their Big Sur software compatibility – here are the details:

macOS Big Sur (version 11.0) compatibility announcement (updated 22/12/2020)

Thank you for choosing Nikon for your photographic needs. We are pleased to announce the following regarding the compatibility of our Mac software products with macOS Big Sur. We do plan to resolve known issues and ask for your continued patience until fully compatible versions of software can be released. Note: A dialog asking whether to allow an application to access files and folders may be displayed the first time it is launched. If this dialog is displayed, click OK each time.

Software Version CPU Compatibility status
Capture NX-D 1.6.4 Intel Issue 1 below occurs.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
ViewNX-i
(including ViewNX-Movie Editor and Nikon Transfer 2)
1.4.4 Intel Issues 2, 3, 4, and 5 below occur.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
Picture Control Utility 2 2.4.7 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
Nikon Message Center 2 2.4.0 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
Camera Control Pro 2 2.33.0 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
Wireless Transmitter Utility 1.9.4 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
IPTC Preset Manager 1.2.0 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
Webcam Utility 1.0.0 Intel We have confirmed that there are no problems with basic operation.
Apple Silicon Currently undergoing testing.
  1. Processing is not performed when the Start button is clicked for Convert Files… or Run Batch Process….
  2. ViewNX-i stops responding (freezes) when Custom Settings… is selected from dropdown display options for the Adjustments, File & Camera Information, or XMP/IPTC Information palette.
  3. Notification Audio and Thumbnail Cache options are not displayed in the General panel of the Preferences dialog.
  4. Image previews are not properly displayed with selection of Print, Email, or Contact Sheet.
  5. With full metadata display selected for the XMP/IPTC Information palette, label icons overlap label names.

We do not intend to provide compatibility with the following applications.

  • ViewNX 2 (including Movie Editor)
  • Capture NX 2
  • Short Movie Creator
  • Capture NX Ver. 1.x
  • Camera Control Pro Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Capture series
  • ViewNX Ver. 1.x
  • Nikon Transfer Ver. 1.x
  • PictureProject
  • 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
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Select Edition
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition
  • PC-PJ Transfer
  • Thumbnail Selector
  • KeyMission 360/170 Utility

In addition, we do not plan to provide compatibility for other software, or SCSI- or serial-connection products. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information regarding this matter, please contact Nikon Customer Support


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