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Nikon Capture NX software

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Thursday 24th, August 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Nikon USA has begun shipping the new Capture NX software to Nikon authorized retailers across the nation. Capture NX is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy-to-understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image-editing applications, says the company. The software can be used with JPEG- and TIFF-format images from any source. Its newly patented U Point technology offers photographers a simplified way to edit their pictures by enabling them to enhance specific areas of a picture selectively, without the use of masks, selections, or blayers.

Nikon Capture NX

Capture NX software - U point technology
Capture NX also works with Nikon RAW (NEF) format images, and inherits the Nikon RAW-processing capabilities for the highest-quality results from NEF files. Capture NX is designed to appeal to a broad range of consumers. Users with compact digital cameras such as Nikon's Coolpix series will enjoy the simplicity of using U Point technology to quickly enhance their JPEG pictures, eliminate any red-eye using the automatic red-eye-correction tool and even resurrect underexposed images with the software's D-Lighting feature.

Nikon Capture NX software for professional photographers
Though Capture NX includes many features targeted to the typical consumer, professional photographers will benefit from the time saving using the new U Point technology to make edits to their images, as well as fully utilize the more than 25 new tools in the software, including powerful batch-processing capabilities, advanced color-management features, distortion-correction and the ability to make every edit non-destructively when a JPEG, TIFF, or NEF image is saved in NEF format.

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Nikon Capture NX - Price & Availability
A 30-day trial version of Capture NX is available for download at the Nikon USA web site. The full-version is available for purchase at select Nikon authorized dealers for US$149.95, as well as at the Nikon online store. A special limited-time upgrade price of US$89.95 will be offered to current owners of Nikon Capture 4 software in the U.S. market. This upgrade will only be available online.

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