Nikon has released Nikon Capture NX-D software for processing and adjusting RAW images captured with Nikon digital cameras. It is a free application that will replace the current Capture NX 2 program, and adds interface and performance enhancements.
In addition to RAW images, the program can be used to adjust JPEG and TIFF files. It will support many functions needed by professional photographers, including batch image processing, filtering and an enhanced user interface with a variety of displays and floating palettes that are ideal for multiple monitors.
Additionally, photographers will have the ability to adjust parameters including exposure and white balance in RAW files, and can set tone curves, brightness, and contrast.
It also offers functions for correcting lateral colour aberration and vignetting in JPEG and TIFF files.
Capture NX-D features a new “sidecar” format, which retains and saves the adjusted image as a separate file.
The Capture NX-D software package will be available mid-July for download at no cost from http://www.nikon.ca.