Nikon soft­ware

Save time on the ed­its that you make all of the time by set­ting up user-de­fined pre­sets

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Some pho­tog­ra­phers pre­fer to shoot mul­ti­ple pho­tos of the same sub­ject to help them cap­ture the per­fect mo­ment, es­pe­cially with con­stantly chang­ing sub­jects such as peo­ple. How­ever, this gives you mul­ti­ple pho­to­graphs to process in Cap­ture NX-D. For­tu­nately you can spend time tweak­ing one shot’s colours and ex­po­sure to per­fec­tion and then copy the ad­just­ments to ap­ply again to other shots in the se­ries with­out hav­ing to spend lots of time pro­cess­ing each pic­ture man­u­ally.

This copy-and-paste process is a great time-sav­ing tech­nique for a se­ries of sim­i­lar shots, but the ad­just­ments saved in your PC’s clip­board are only stored there tem­po­rar­ily. For­tu­nately, Cap­ture NX-D’s Ad­just­ments menu and panel boast more per­ma­nent ways to store and ap­ply use­ful ad­just­ments that will ben­e­fit any photo.

Even if you’re work­ing on a va­ri­ety of shots with dif­fer­ent ex­po­sure set­tings, you may still need to per­form some uni­ver­sal ad­just­ments. Post-pro­duc­tion sharp­en­ing will give any im­age more punch, for ex­am­ple. If you sell your work as stock then you may need to ap­ply a lens pro­file cor­rec­tion for geo­met­ric dis­tor­tion, chro­matic aber­ra­tion and vi­gnetted edges. You can also cre­ate a userde­fined ad­just­ment pre­set to ap­ply com­mon fixes to any im­age, which will save you lots of edit­ing time in the long run. Here we ex­plain the dif­fer­ence be­tween the var­i­ous set­tings in the Ad­just­ments panel and show you how to cre­ate a user-de­fined pre­set that you can ap­ply to any shot in a click.

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