Nikon Soft­ware

Rod Law­ton re­veals how to use other im­age ed­i­tors with Cap­ture NX-D

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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.

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