How it works RAW con­ver­sions

Cap­ture NX-D’s batch con­ver­sion tools can save you time pro­cess­ing sim­i­lar shots

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01 Batch Process win­dow

You’ll find the Batch Process com­mand in the File menu. It opens the Batch Process win­dow, where you choose the files to con­vert, the ad­just­ments to ap­ply, the new file for­mat and where the files are to be saved.

02 Source Folder

The Source Folder is the one con­tain­ing the RAW (NEF) files you want to con­vert. You can find it on your com­puter’s hard disk by press­ing the Browse but­ton. The Batch Process com­mand is in­dis­crim­i­nate and will process ev­ery photo in the folder. If you want to process cer­tain images only, you need the Con­vert Files but­ton (see 08).

03 Ad­just­ments

You can ap­ply three types of ad­just­ments as you batch process the images. ‘Ap­ply cur­rent ad­just­ments’ takes the ad­just­ments you’ve made to the cur­rent im­age and ap­plies them to ev­ery im­age in the folder. This is use­ful if you want to ap­ply a spe­cific ef­fect to a group of pho­tos. ‘Ad­just­ments to ap­ply’ should, in the­ory, en­able you to open a saved ad­just­ments file and use that in­stead – though it’s not clear how this works in the cur­rent ver­sion of Cap­ture NX-D. ‘Ap­ply ad­just­ments al­ready in files’ con­verts the images us­ing the ad­just­ments you’ve ap­plied to each one. Use this if you’ve edited images in­di­vid­u­ally to get the look you want, and now you want to con­vert them with th­ese in­di­vid­ual set­tings.

04 Im­age Qual­ity

Se­lect the for­mat you wish the con­verted file to be in: JPEG or TIFF. Now choose the Qual­ity set­ting (the op­tions will change ac­cord­ing to the file for­mat you’ve cho­sen).

05 Spec­ify Size

This step is op­tional, but it’s an op­por­tu­nity to change the pixel di­men­sions of your con­verted images. For ex­am­ple, if you want to dis­play them on a web­site or send them to some­one else, you could re­size them to 1920 pix­els wide and Cap­ture NX-D will au­to­mat­i­cally ad­just the height to re­tain the cor­rect proportions.

06 Des­ti­na­tion

This is where you choose where the con­verted im­age files should be saved. You can se­lect the Source folder, so that they’re saved along­side the orig­i­nals, or a com­pletely new folder. When you’ve cho­sen a folder, you just click the Start but­ton in the bot­tom-right cor­ner to start batch pro­cess­ing.

07 Batch Process Sta­tus

When the pro­cess­ing starts, Cap­ture NX-D dis­plays this Batch Process Sta­tus pane, which lists each of the files queued up for con­ver­sion and a progress bar for each. When the list is empty, the process is fin­ished.

08 Con­vert Files

If you want to con­vert images one at a time, or only spe­cific images within a folder, se­lect them first and then click the Con­vert Files but­ton. You can see how this works in the three-step walk­through be­low.

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