Capture NX 2
Photo Editing Software
Powerful Tools for Quick and Easy Photo Editing
Capture NX 2 is a full-featured non-destructive photo editing program that provides photographers powerful tools to quickly and easily edit their photographs.
Choose from the Full Version (Product Number 25385) or the reduced-price Upgrade Version (Product Number 25386) which requires a valid serial number from version 1.x of Capture NX.
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If you want to do a quick conversion I would use ViewNX2 as it is much easier to select which images you want to convert, you can either select the whole folder, or by pressing control and clicking on an image, select individual pictures and then click on the convert button at the top, change the relevent options to suit and click ok. This sounds more complicated than it actually is, give either method a try and use which ever you find easiest.
I can't afford the full Photoshop, but Elements is looking very appealing.
In post processing there are several ways. Using Capture, you can use the LCH editor and select just the background. Or you could use several control points with Brightness adjusted down. Or you could use the Contrast/Brightness adjustment and selectively apply it just to the background.
I believe I did register the SW.
My Nikon only shows the current HW not SW.
There are a number of online sellers of counterfeit products. If you bought from those sources, you will need to buy a new version.
For future reference, register you product ID on My Nikon. And keep old versions if you ever upgrade.
January 2009, Capture NX 2 Reviewby Laurie Excell
Laurie Excell of Layers Magazine recently reviewed Nikon’s Capture NX 2 and gave the software a five-star rating. Excell explained that the user interface was cleaner and easier to navigate due to a new browser with a favorites folder, an improved edit list and toolbar function. She also praised the amazing U Point® technology. Overall, Excell was impressed with Capture NX 2’s image-editing capabilities and its ease of use.
June 2008, Nikon Capture NX 2 Reviewby Debbie Grossman
Popular Photography & Imaging’s Debbie Grossman praised Capture NX 2’s new approach to photo editing, specifically applauding the successes of Capture NX 2’s U Point® technology. Grossman utilized Capture NX 2’s new selective control points to sharpen, reduce noise, add blur and even repair images with the new Auto Retouch Brush. Grossman concluded that Capture NX 2 was a major boon for Nikon shooters and worked well for any photographer looking to enhance their images.
June 2008, Capture NX 2 Reviewby Theano Nikitas
PDN Online’s Theano Nikitas took Capture NX 2 for a test drive, saying that the new version is worth “more than a few words.” Nikitas specifically pointed out the advantages of the new selection control points and their versatility when editing intricate parts of an image. Nikitas also lauded the software for its improved user interface and marked improved in overall speed with which users can edit their images. She concludes her review praising Capture NX 2 for “democratizing” photo editing for all users, professionals and amateurs alike.
June 2008, Capture NX 2 Reviewby Mike Pasini
Mike Pasini from Imaging-Resource.com affirms that “U” have options in photo editing, wittily praising the powerful U Point® technology built into Capture NX 2. In his article, Pasini applauds the ease-of-use Capture NX 2 provides when making global changes to an image via the intuitive U Point® technology and application of multiple tools at the same time. Pasini concludes his article saying that Capture NX 2 effectively provides both professionals and enthusiasts a powerful means of editing their images without the extensive knowledge needed for other image-editing programs.