Try new looks with ver­sions

Ge­orge Cairns demon­strates how to en­joy Cap­ture NX2’s ver­sa­tile Ver­sion menu

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of ap­ply­ing dif­fer­ent coloured fil­ters to mono­chrome film. This gives you the free­dom to pro­duce dif­fer­ent ver­sions of a mono con­ver­sion with ease. For ex­am­ple, you can ap­ply a coloured fil­ter that makes a beach hut’s cyan-coloured doors look darker in the greyscale ver­sion, so that they stand out in con­trast with the white wooden pan­els. Al­ter­na­tively, you can ap­ply a dif­fer­ent coloured fil­ter that light­ens the greyscale doors in the mono con­ver­sion.

Var­i­ous ver­sions

You can record dif­fer­ent fil­tered mono­chrome re­sults as ver­sions and then tog­gle be­tween them with ease to de­cide on a pre­ferred look. Cap­ture’s Ver­sion menu gives you the free­dom to ex­per­i­ment with a wide range of looks (not just black-and-white con­ver­sions).

For ex­am­ple, you could use the Straighten tool to coun­ter­act the beach’s tilted hori­zon and save that as Ver­sion 1. You could then straighten the hut’s tilted ver­ti­cal edge and save that as an al­ter­na­tive ver­sion. You can tog­gle be­tween the two ver­sions to see which works best. You can even close the edited RAW file, open it at a later date and ex­plore the var­i­ous pro­cessed ver­sions stored in the file.


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