Shoot IN RAW
To get the most out of Capture NX-D, shoot using your Nikon’s RAW format setting. This enables you to access and apply many more of Capture NX-D’s tools and panels than you can if you shoot JPEGs. You can also reveal more missing shadow or highlight detail if you’re working with a RAW file.
Set Histogram to Brightness
By default, the histogram window shows you three separate graphs for the red, green and blue channels. To easily see a photo’s spread of shadows, midtones and highlights, set the Histogram’s drop-down menu to Brightness. Now you’ll see an undulating white graph that shows the spread and strength of tones in the scene.