Nikon Capture NX2 2.2.0
Powerful Tools for Quick and Easy Photo Editing
Capture NX 2 makes it even easier to make quick and powerful photographic edits so you can spend more timemaking photographs and less time editing them on the computer.
The original Capture NX software introduced the world to direct onimage editing. Thisrevolutionary new development was the basis of the Color Control Point tool which enabled photographers of all levels to easily adjust brightness, contrast,saturation, color and warmth on specific elements of a picture such as sky, skin, grass, etc. This made it possible to choose any area of a photograph forediting without the need for complicated selections or masking techniques.
Capture NX 2 introduces the allnew Selection Control Point tool, which allowsusers to carry out nearly any image adjustment to a specific area with just a pointandclick to make the selection. Whether applying an Unsharp Mask to just theeyes in a portrait, a Gaussian Blur to only the background of a photograph or DLighting to open up the shadows, the Selection Control Point makes it easy todo. What once was a complex and tedious task now takes just a fraction of the time.
The newly developed Auto Retouch Brush allows you to simply apply afew mouse strokes to clear away spots, blemishes or other unwanted distractions that appear in a picture. Photographers can quickly and effectively achieve theresults they are looking for without having to learn all new methods and skills.
The Capture NX 2 interface has been updated by adding"Workspaces" to optimize the screen layout. Four preset Workspaces such as "Browser" and "Edit" can beselected as well as a number of userdefined workspaces that optimize single or multiple monitors for the ideal screen layout. The Edit List has beenreorganized to allow easier access to most settings. Further, it maximizes the picture display area while simplifying the editing process by allowing multipleedits to be viewed simultaneously.
With this range of impressive tools many shooters will find Capture NX 2 to be a great standalone photo editingsolution, while others will discover that its a remarkably effective addition to their existing photographic editing workflow and process.
1. Color Control Point
Enhancements for hue, brightness and saturation are as simple as placing a Color Control Point on your image, thenadjusting the length of the sliders. For example, Color Control Points are remarkably convenient for changing the color of flowers to better effect againstgreen surrounding foliage or for changing the color of a blue sky without altering the colors of foliage in the same picture.
2. Selection ControlPoint
This new function enables you to apply enhancements such as Unsharp Mask or DLighting to a specific area with just a click of the mouse. There is noneed for precision selection or masks the Selection Control Point recognizes the areas you want to modify. The enhancement effect can easily be adjusted,allowing you to apply your chosen effect as you would with intuitive masking. The Selection Control Point can be used with virtually any image enhancementtool, including DLighting, Brightness, Color, Focus, Correction, and Noise Reduction. (U Point technology developed by Nik Software, Inc. of the U.S.A. makesControl Points intuitive to operate.)
3. Auto Retouch Brush
To simply achieve more naturallooking results, Auto Retouch Brush lets you remove dustspots on an image using a mouse click and stroke to match the surrounding color and tones. This can also be used to remove facial blemishes, imperfections onflowers, or other unwanted objects within the frame.
4. Shadow/Highlight Adjustments
Using the slider at , you can adjust shadows by and blown outhighlights by *. You can also make such adjustments numerically by directly typing a value from 0 to 100 into the textbox.
* supports RAW images, JPEGand TIFF, but is most effective for RAW images because they store additional highlight information.
Four workspaces are provided:Browser, Metadata, MultiPurpose and Edit, and your window composition can be easily switched among them. Workspaces can be saved with a palette layout, thenreopened later. Various customizable shortcuts are also available.
Browser Folder tree is displayed; thumbnails can be viewed using the full screen
Metadata Camera information and other data can be displayed instead of folder tree
MultiPurpose Thumbnails and edit list are simultaneously displayed;sufficient space is available for editing while thumbnail space is minimized
Edit Edit list is shown when thumbnail display is closed; maximum editingspace is available
6. Quick Fix
This is a combination of frequently used tools including , , , , and in a single window. To work at highefficiency, use to process multiple tasks then utilize the image processing steps of each function to adjust details.
7. Simultaneous opening of multiplesettings
You can open multiple image processing settings at the same time and make parallel process adjustments of multiple details.
Supports nine kinds of labeling and five levels of ratings according to XMP, a metadata industry standard. Compatible with ViewNX, AdobeBridge, and Windows Vista. Capable of filtering and sorting by label and rating.
9. A variety of functions to help you realize your desired results
Straighten You can change the degree of image tilt by clicking the mouse on the center of the area that you want to rotate and draw a line by dragging themouse in the direction you want the image to be rotated. You can also correct image tilt by drawing a line that will be the horizontal reference for thereoriented image.
Black/White Control Points Let you easily modify the contrast of an entire image by operating a simple slider.
Neutral ControlPoints Make it easy to quickly adjust balance, remove color casts, set up multiple points and adjust problematical areas.
RedEye Control Points You canmanually correct redeye in areas that you choose and further finetune colors that have been adjusted by Color Control Points.
Selection Tools Tools likeSelect Brush, Lasso, Polygon Select, and Selection Gradient allow application of a range of editing functions.
Batch Processing Preset editing informationcan be applied to all image data in a selected folder.
16bit Image Compatible 16bit internal processing of all editing and adjustments maintains highimage quality.
Vignette Control* Allows you to brighten up in a balanced way those dark corners of an image that result from insufficient light around thelens.
Auto Color Aberration Control* Reduces lateral chromatic aberration throughout an entire image, for high image quality.
Distortion ControlFunction* Reduces pincushion and barrel distortions, for distortionfree images.
Noise Reduction Color noise, edge noise, and color moir reductionfunctions reduce noise in details without degrading image quality.
Active DLighting (NEF only) Available only for NEF images taken using Active DLightingfunction. Shadows, which were underexposed, can be restored preventing blowouts of the highlighted area, achieving appropriate tonality throughout the imagewith natural contrast.
DLighting Corrects the tones of shadows and backlit images. Features for superior quality and for superior processing speed.
LCH Editor Individual palettes for brightness, color brightness, saturation and hue let you intuitively adjust the tone as you like.
Image Dust Off (NEFonly) Effectively reduces dust spots on an image.
Fisheye Image Transformation Converts images taken with fisheye lenses, such as AF DX FisheyeNikkor10.5mm f/2.8G ED and AF FisheyeNikkor 16mm f/2.8D, as if they were captured by an ultrawideangle lens.
Color Booster Function Lets you control saturationof an entire image. You can also make adjustments without affecting skin color.
Color Management Apply the profile of your unique color managementworkflow or convert the current profile, and use the soft proof function to preview printer output on your monitor.
Highlight/Shadow Display Indicateshighlighted area resulting from backlit or shadow areas due to insufficient flash. Lets you determine at a glance where adjustment should be made, forsignificant improvement in work efficiency.
Picture Control Compatibility (NEF only) You can apply Picture Control to an image or adjust cameramadesettings. The Picture Control Utility (included) allows you to save adjustments under Custom Picture Control and use the adjusted settings with compatiblecameras or software via memory card. The adjusted settings can also be applied to RAW data (NEF) taken by Nikon DSLRs that do not support Picture Control.
* Can be applied to images captured by Nikon SLR cameras with a D/G type lens.
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