Nikon Capture
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Legacy Nikon app (Capture NX replaced it).   Updater
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Nikon Capture supports D2Hs and D2X RAW/NEF files after firmware 2.0.0 firmware has been applied (available soon).
  • Improvements have been made with the following processes: Image Dust OFF, Advanced RAW palette, Batch process, D-Lighting, LCH Editor, Save Progress, White Balance Palette, PictureProject Transfer Options, Fisheye-to-rectilinear conversion feature.
Nikon Capture Camera Control
  • Supports new Custom Setting options applied with D2Hs and D2X firmware 2.0.0
  • Images captured with the image-authentication feature enabled, the following settings are
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS 9.0.4 or later, or Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
  • (D1-series camera control not supported with Mac OS X version 10.1.4 or earlier, camera control only supported with D100 with Firmware 2.0 or higher)






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sirslabknit commented on 22 Jan 2006
As a new D200 owner I thought it would be a good idea to check out Capture (especially since Apple iPhoto won't read D200 Raw files)

The latest trial you can get is V4.2. However this doesn't understand D200 Raw files. OK, so download 4.4.1 upgrade. Unfortunately this will not upgrade V4.2.

I suggest D200 owners do not bother yet, but wait till Nikon get their act together.

The D200 camera is wonderful, associated software is dreadful. Don't waste your time.
[Version 4.4.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Oct 2005
Sit file says 4.3.2 installer claims it will install 4.3.1 and then can't even find 4.2.X to update! Typical Nikon sloppiness
[Version 4.3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 May 2005
Capture 4.2.1 offers a level of control not available with the Photoshop CS RAw plugin. Having said that, Capture is extremely slow and poorly implemented in certain regards. For example, it can take a minute or more just to zoom to 100% magnification! Capture ignores the Mac command to stop operations: typing Command-Period should immediately halt any process but it does not and you can sit there waiting for a minute or more before Capture finished the operation it is working on. Another problem is that where there are several parameters to set for a particular control, such as Noise Reduction, changing any one of them causes Capture to launch into a lengthy processing operation before you can change another setting. it can take several minutes just to select the options you want.

Unless you are EXTREMELY patient Nikon Capture will drive you insane.
[Version 4.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Feb 2005
Its the ugliest software for X that I know of, the interface bears no resemblance to any apps I have ever seen, and overall speed is slow. That said, since the adobe RAW converter does not accurately display color from nikon NEF, this software is absolutely essential. Until Adobe steps up to the plate, this software will always have a market. It works.
[Version 4.2]

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sdmeyers replied on 08 Feb 2005
Actually Adobe RAW shows exactly the right color in a RAW image. Nikon Capure adds the in camera color info to the image, yet if that was what was important to you, then you should proably save your diskspace and shoot JPEGs not RAW
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Anonymous commented on 08 Feb 2005
Exactly, Adobe doesn't interpret Nikon color correctly... its a difference of symantics, you say it is added information (proprietary to manufacturer), I say its something that the RAW converter should interpret. Adobe sits on its high horse and wants everyone to play their way, well good, it makes a nice market for Nikon aftermarket software, which I will happily buy until Adobe "gets it right". Please don't belittle me with comments like "use jpg's". Lets face it, if Adobe were good at interpreting RAW, Nikon would have no market for this software. My experience indicates that color rendition of RAW is always much better with Nikon Capture than PS, not to say you can't get the same results from PS, just that its much more work.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Jun 2004
Nikon had a very rocky transition to OSX with many stumbles and poor performance issues for all their software.

But they have regularly updated the software to improve speed, functionality and stability. Each update offers incremental refinements and NC4 is vastly better than NC3 was and both 4.0.1 and this updater installed smoothly and issue-free.

Nikon Capture features extensive, deep image processing options, far more than PSCS NEF support does. Don't need it often, but very glad to have at the ready for difficult images.
[Version 4.1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Mar 2004
You sold me a camara D70 with a Software whose PIN trial version is in Japanese.

What do I do, and for what did you do That, Nikon.
[Version 4.1]

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Macmanx206 replied on 28 Sep 2004
Did you get the camera through Nikon or one of those "discount" dealers? Things like what you're describing are quickly becoming normal occurrences from "discount" dealers.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Mar 2004
Does a great job handling Nikon RAW files. That is all I really use it for.
I use it instead of Adobe or other third party RAW converters because Nikon created the proprietary NEF file format and they know more abut converting it for use as a TIFF (or JPEG) than anyone else.
[Version 4.1]

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Anonymous commented on 03 May 2004
What technical data do you base this on? I bring nef files in through ps cs and they come in fast and quite well, my question is do they really come in better than ps cs.
Thanks Greg
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Anonymous commented on 28 Sep 2004
Well. Actually, I have taken a closer look since then and done some more rigorous testing and have come to the conclusion that Photoshop CS does the better job at rendering .nef files.

It seems to have a slightly broader range (esp. in the shadows). Though Nikon produces a slightly "stretched", vertically, version when compared to Photoshop.
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Date:19 Sep 2006
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Nikon Capture supports D2Hs and D2X RAW/NEF files after firmware 2.0.0 firmware has been applied (available soon).
  • Improvements have been made with the following processes: Image Dust OFF, Advanced RAW palette, Batch process, D-Lighting, LCH Editor, Save Progress, White Balance Palette, PictureProject Transfer Options, Fisheye-to-rectilinear conversion feature.
Nikon Capture Camera Control
  • Supports new Custom Setting options applied with D2Hs and D2X firmware 2.0.0
  • Images captured with the image-authentication feature enabled, the following settings are disabled when images are saved: Embed ICC Profile, Attach IPTC Information, Automatic rotation of images capture in tall (portrait) orientation. When TIFF images are transferred to a computer with Camera Control Pro, the image-authentication feature will be disabled.
  • Use for Camera Curve Sample has been improved
  • Embed ICC Profile in Download Options dialog has been improved.


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