HOW IT WORKS THE CAPTURE NX-D INTERFACE
Capture NX-D looks a lot like ViewNX 2 – here are the key features in the new program
01 Folders panel
This panel displays all the folders on your computer and any connected hard disk. Click on a folder to view the images in the main window.
These three buttons control how images are displayed in the main window. You can view thumbnails only, a single image only or both in a combined view.
03 Convert NEFs
The top toolbar includes a Convert Files button for processing RAW (NEF) files into JPEGs or TIFFs. You can process them singly or in batches.
The histogram display updates ‘live’ as you make changes to your images, so you can check for clipping or exposure issues as you work.
05 Metadata panel
You can click this tab to view the image metadata (shooting information recorded by the camera, including shutter speed, aperture, ISO and more).
06 RA W settings
These are the main RAW (NEF) adjustments and reflect the settings on the camera, such as White Balance and Picture Control.
There are more adjustment panels below, and these include a Levels & Curves panel, shown here, and sharpening, noise reduction and distortion correction tools.
You use these buttons to open whichever of the additional adjustment panels you need (see 07).
This is the Thumbnail view, which you use to browse through the pictures in a folder. It can either be a filmstrip at the bottom of the screen, or you can swap to the thumbnails-only view (see 02).
The Preview window shows a magnified version of the currently selected image. You can click the Preview button on the top toolbar (see 02) for a larger view, which hides the thumbnails display. This mode is ideal when you’re applying adjustments.