4. raw processing in action using Nikon Capture NX-D
Why not use Nikon’s very own free software to process your Raw files?
Many photographers head straight to Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom to process their NEF files without even giving Nikon’s own Raw conversion software a thought! The fact that it’s free to download doesn’t mean that it’s without value. On the contrary, Capture NX-D is designed specifically to mimic the settings and colour rendition of your Nikon camera, far more than Adobe Camera Raw or other software.
For example, when you choose a Picture Control in NX-D, you get the exact rendition the camera would give with that setting. The same goes for white balance presets. Capture NX-D has now grown even more useful with the addition of Control Points for local adjustments, and our quick guide shows you how to do some useful adjustments.