Try new looks with versions
George Cairns demonstrates how to enjoy Capture NX2’s versatile Version menu
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.
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.