Store and apply common adjustments
Get to grips with the time-saving options in NX-D’s Adjustments panel
Adjustments panel icon
Click on this cog-shaped icon to summon the Adjustments panel. You can also access and apply user-defined adjustment presets using the dropdown menu to the right of this cog icon. Un dock it By default, the Adjustments panel appears in the scrolling section below the Edit panel. If you click here you can undock the Adjustments panel and place it anywhere on the screen. You can always re-dock it using the same fly-out menu icon.
Cop y All Adjustments
This button temporarily copies adjustments that you make onto your computer’s clipboard. You can then switch to another shot and click on the Paste Adjustments button. If you paste and then make a few tweaks, you can click on Copy Updated Adjustments to add the tweaks to the existing clipboard.
Save All Adjustments
This option provides a more permanent way to store your adjustments. After making tweaks to colour, composition and tone, click this button. You’ll then have the option to save an NXD format file. Label it so that you can identify the type of adjustment that you’ve saved (eg ColourBoost.nxd). The file will be stored in the same folder as your adjusted image.
Loa d Adjustments
Browse to an unprocessed image file and click this button. You can then browse to any NXD files that you have created using the Save All Adjustments button. Once you load up the saved adjustment, the currently selected picture’s properties will change accordingly.
Register All Adjustments
This is a useful option if you want easy access to common image-adjustment options. Make your adjustments and then click this button. The Register Adjustments window will appear. We put this useful tool through its paces in our step-by-step guide below (and in our accompanying video lesson).
Register Adjustments win dow
Once you’ve summoned this window you’ll be given the option to store your adjustments in a preset called ‘User Adjustments’. You can use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to place the most useful adjustments at the top of the stack.
This drop-down menu provides an alternative to using the Adjustments panel. It also has a handy Revert to Original State option that will restore the colours, tones and composition to what was captured in-camera.