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Capture NX 2 and your camera

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Video: Capture NX 2 and your camera

Capture NX can read Nikon RAW files, TIFF, and JPEG files. So if you shoot RAW with a non-Nikon camera, you'll need to first convert your RAW images to TIFFs or JPEGs using a different RAW converter, and then open those files in Capture NX. If you're a Nikon shooter, you should be able to open the RAW files from your camera directly in Capture NX, and as you'll see, RAW files offer a lot of editing features that aren't possible with JPEGs and TIFFs. If you can't get Capture NX to open your Nikon RAW file it might be because you're not running the very latest version of NX 2.

Capture NX 2 and your camera

Capture NX can read Nikon RAW files, TIFF, and JPEG files. So if you shoot RAW with a non-Nikon camera, you'll need to first convert your RAW images to TIFFs or JPEGs using a different RAW converter, and then open those files in Capture NX. If you're a Nikon shooter, you should be able to open the RAW files from your camera directly in Capture NX, and as you'll see, RAW files offer a lot of editing features that aren't possible with JPEGs and TIFFs. If you can't get Capture NX to open your Nikon RAW file it might be because you're not running the very latest version of NX 2.

If you have a newer Nikon camera then you might need to download a free upgrade. You can tell Capture NX to check for updates itself by choosing Update Capture NX 2 from the Help menu. As you'll see later, if you're a Nikon shooter, Capture NX has some other advantages, such as the ability to automatically apply picture-control edits to your processed RAW files, and you'll learn more about that in Chapter 6.

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Capture NX 2 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 24s
    2. Using the exercise files
      34s
  2. 14m 11s
    1. Defining a post-production workflow
      3m 39s
    2. Overview of the Capture NX interface
      5m 45s
    3. Keyboard basics
      3m 52s
    4. Capture NX 2 and your camera
      55s
  3. 40m 52s
    1. Setting up Nikon Transfer
      6m 49s
    2. Navigating in Capture NX
      4m 29s
    3. Rating and filtering
      8m 31s
    4. Metadata and keywords
      6m 39s
    5. Metadata templates
      7m 18s
    6. Comparing images
      2m 20s
    7. Using ViewNX, an alternative browser
      4m 46s
  4. 43m 6s
    1. Defining an image editing workflow
      2m 28s
    2. Cropping
      4m 39s
    3. Straightening and rotating
      2m 46s
    4. Non-destructive editing and the Edit List
      7m 39s
    5. Camera and lens correction
      7m 18s
    6. Auto Retouch brush
      3m 56s
    7. Saving your work: understanding the Nikon Electronic Format (NEF)
      3m 37s
    8. A word about NEF compression
      4m 19s
    9. Customizing your workspace
      2m 14s
    10. Understanding RGB
      4m 10s
  5. 1h 6m
    1. Defining tone
      5m 38s
    2. Understanding the histogram
      8m 32s
    3. Quick Fix
      4m 52s
    4. Correcting contrast with Levels
      7m 28s
    5. Correcting contrast with Curves
      6m 0s
    6. Correcting tone with black, neutral, and white control points
      4m 34s
    7. Using the Double Threshold tool
      5m 59s
    8. Contrast/Brightness
      2m 30s
    9. D-Lighting
      2m 58s
    10. Tonal correction using LCH
      2m 47s
    11. More tonal correction examples
      9m 48s
    12. More on the Edit List
      5m 13s
  6. 32m 26s
    1. Quick Fix vs. Adjust: the Edit List revisited
      2m 16s
    2. Saturation/Warmth
      3m 5s
    3. Color Booster
      2m 40s
    4. Color Balance
      2m 1s
    5. More on the neutral control point
      4m 57s
    6. Adjusting color using Levels and Curves
      7m 45s
    7. Color correction using LCH
      4m 23s
    8. Contrast: Color Range
      1m 57s
    9. Configuring editing preferences
      2m 15s
    10. Photo effects
      1m 7s
  7. 22m 30s
    1. What is RAW and why should you care?
      2m 47s
    2. Adjusting white balance
      4m 38s
    3. Highlight recovery
      4m 59s
    4. Picture controls
      2m 49s
    5. Noise reduction
      4m 34s
    6. Using Capture NX with non-Nikon raw files
      2m 43s
  8. 36m 15s
    1. Introducing control points
      8m 27s
    2. More on control points
      5m 17s
    3. Advanced control point options
      2m 24s
    4. The Selection brush
      4m 48s
    5. The Lasso and Fill tools
      4m 16s
    6. The Selection Gradient tool
      4m 42s
    7. The Selection Control Point tool
      4m 0s
    8. Control point management
      2m 21s
  9. 17m 43s
    1. How to convert to black and white
      4m 4s
    2. Localized editing of black-and-white images
      4m 11s
    3. Selective black-and-white conversion
      3m 41s
    4. Colorizing or Toning
      1m 49s
    5. Adding grain
      2m 2s
    6. Photo effects for black and white
      1m 56s
  10. 16m 1s
    1. Creating multiple versions
      5m 34s
    2. Copying edits from one image to another
      3m 43s
    3. The Batch menu
      5m 38s
    4. Batch processing from the Capture NX browser
      1m 6s
  11. 47m 0s
    1. Size and resolution
      7m 19s
    2. Fit Photo
      2m 4s
    3. Reducing an image
      3m 3s
    4. Enlarging an image
      4m 10s
    5. Sharpening
      8m 17s
    6. Localized sharpening
      3m 54s
    7. High-pass sharpening
      3m 7s
    8. Color management overview
      3m 29s
    9. Levels output sliders
      1m 58s
    10. Soft proofing
      6m 35s
    11. Printing
      3m 4s
  12. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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