HOW IT WORKS Capture NX-D
You’ve made some adjustments in Capture NX-D – but where are they?
01 RAW files
Here’s the folder containing all our RAW files. We’ve been shooting RAW + JPEG, so the corresponding JPEGs are in there too.
02 After adjusting
And here is the same folder after we have made some adjustments to some of the NEF files. Now, if we scroll right down to the bottom we see that Capture NX-D has created a new folder called ‘NKS-PARAM’.
03 The ‘sidecar’ files
Inside this folder is a series of ‘sidecar’ files, one for each of the RAW files that we’ve edited. You can see that the first part of each file name is the same as the corresponding original image, but has the suffix .nks
04 Inside a ‘sidecar’
These files contain the processing information saved by Capture NX-D. If you open them in a text editor, you can see that they’re simply a long list of processing instructions for NX-D to load and apply the next time it opens the image. Don’t move them or rename these files! Capture NX-D needs to be able to find them again later.