Rod Lawton reveals how to use other image editors with Capture NX-D
When you’ve finished making your RAW conversion in Capture NX-D, you might want to edit it in another program – discover the speedy way to do just that
adjustment metadata and applies it to your photos as you view them in real time, but the photos themselves aren’t changed. It’s no good making adjustments in Capture NX-D and then trying to open your files straight from your hard disk with Photoshop or another image editing program because they’ll look like they did right at the start. Until you create new, converted TIFF or JPEG versions of your NEF files, the changes you make in Capture NX-D will be invisible to other programs.
Often, the changes you make in Capture NX-D will be enough and you can export JPEG or TIFF versions as you need them. But sometimes you’ll want to use a more powerful program like Photoshop or Elements to carry out more advanced editing techniques, and there’s an easy way to do this. Next to the Convert Files button, there’s a button with an ‘APP’ logo. If you hover the mouse pointer over this you’ll see it’s an ‘Open with’ command.
The APP button lets you open images in other applications directly from within Capture NX-D, and this can save a lot of time. It works by creating a processed version of the image and sending it directly to your chosen program without you having to convert the file, find it on your hard disk and load it manually.