Capture NX 2 is incredible

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by luminosity, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. luminosity macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    It's remarkably cumbersome in terms of GUI, but when it comes to raw conversion power (pun intended), it's unbeatable. To use what may be the most mediocre converter as a comparison, I compared my 14 bit D300 RAW file as opened by Leopard in Preview to one opened in NX2. The difference is amazing. Leopard must be throwing away a lot of data, RAW file or not. The NX2 version looked tremendous.

    The colors pop in a way I've never seen with any other program.

    Any similar experiences out there with fellow Nikon users?
     
  2. JSF macrumors member

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    I noticed the exact same thing. NX 2 works great with Nikon raw files which is to be expected. I have both NX 2 and Aperture and the difference is easily distinguished. Aperture loses some of the settings. Like if I had vivid selected Aperture would import like I had selected neutral.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Is it still running like a total PITA? I recall Capture NX 1 ran horribly on a well-equipped computer.
     
  4. luminosity thread starter macrumors 65816

    luminosity

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    I'm not sure. I don't have a good reference point, and I've no editing knowledge to speak of. It's mainly the converter that interests me right now.

    Editing skills to follow, I hope :).
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Fair enough. I moved away from NX because it processed like a bear. However, I have found a rather nice mixture of Raw Photo Processor, Aperture, and PS. I should get back into using Bibble, but I have not.
     

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