Nikon Updates Transfer, Capture NX 2 and Capture Control Pro|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 15:25 EDT)
Support added for D90 and P6000 in Transfer; D90 in NX 2 and Capture Control
Nikon has updated three of its software applications to be compatible with its D90. Nikon Transfer additionally introduces support for the P6000's new NRW Raw format. Details follow.
Version 1.2.0 of Nikon Transfer adds support for file uploads to my Picturetown with a my Picturetown panel in the Options area. Still images (including NEF, NRW, TIFF (RGB) and JPEG formats) and movies (AVI and MOV) are supported.
The updater is available as a 24.3MB Macintosh download and a 46.1MB Windows download.
Capture NX 2
According to the release notes, the Capture NX 2 update makes the following modifications to the program:
• Support for Raw images captured with the D90 has been added.
• An Extra High item has been added to the Active D-Lighting pull-down menu under Camera Settings in the Develop section of the Edit List. This option is only available for Raw images captured with any setting other than Off selected for Active D-Lighting in the camera's Shooting Menu.
• Image Dust Off reference photos acquired with cameras such as the D3 and D300 are applied more effectively.
• An issue that caused Picture Control settings to be improperly applied with the following operation has been resolved: 1) The D2xMODE1 Picture Control is applied to an image from the Picture Control options under Camera Settings in the Develop section of the Edit List and a settings file is saved from the image (optional Landscape/Portrait Controls not yet installed). 2) The optional Landscape and/or Portrait Picture Control(s) is installed. 3) The settings file saved in step 1 is used for batch processing. 4) Picture Control settings for processed images are D2xMODE2 or D2xMODE3.
The Windows updater includes those fixes plus:
• An issue that prevented Capture NX 2 from starting when the "My Pictures" folder was moved from its default location inside My Documents, or was deleted, has been resolved.
• When the Browser's scrollbar was moved, an image selected and opened in the image window, and the image then edited and saved, the Browser's scrollbar returned to the top of the Browser window the next time the Browser was opened. This issue has been resolved.
• When the Page Setup dialog was opened using either of the follwoing operations, the Printer... button was grayed out and could not be used. This issue has been resolved. 1) The print button in the activity toolbar is clicked and the Page Setup.. button in the Print layout dialog is clicked. 2) Print... is selected from the File menu and the Page Setup... button in the Print layout dialog is clicked.
The 68.3MB Macintosh download and the 44.5MB Windows download of the updater require version 2.0.0 or 2.0.1.
Camera Control Pro 2
Highlights of the 2.3.0 update include:
• Support for Mac OS X version 10.5.4 has been added to Mac version.
• Support for the D90 has been added, however, movie recording is not supported.
• The Live View window can now be opened by clicking the Lv button in the Camera Control Pro 2 window.
• The Live View window now supports the following functions: 1) Manual rotation of the live view image. 2) Automatic rotation of the live view image according to the camera slant. 3) Focus point display (D3, D700, D300 only) in hand held live view mode. 4) Display of framing grid with shooting in live view mode. 5) Display of virtual horizon with shooting in live view mode (D3 firmware A/B ver. 2.00 and later, D700 only) 6) Camera settings, including exposure mode and release mode, can now be adjusted from the Camera Control Pro window with shooting in live view mode. (Some restrictions apply. See Camera Control Pro 2 ver. 2.3.0 help for more information.) 70 An issue that, in some rare cases, causes RAW and JPEG images recorded simulateously to be displayed separately has been resolved.
The 29.2MB Macintosh download and the 29MB Windows download require Camera Control Pro ver.2.0.0, 2.1.0, or 2.2.0.