Nikon View NX2 has now been released. The software is available free from Nikon, a link to the download is shown at the end of this review.
This Nikon software is for image browsing and editing and provides improved editing and printing functions for still images and now includes movies. I have always used Nikon View as software to manage and view my images and look forward to this new version.
The ViewNX 2 software offers the same basic functions as the older ViewNX and offers improved operation, image editing and printing functions. In addition it offers a new user interface.
Geo Tagging is also available.
A screen view of the main Nikon View NX2 software is shown here.
Some movie editing functions are also available in the software,
Some image editing functions are available in the software.
A screen shot of the image editing adjustments are shown as follows.
The file Metadate information is also available. Details of the metadata available is shown below.
Files can be converted to different formats JPEG, TIFF (16bit), TIFF (8bit) and the image size can be adjusted. A screen shot of the adjustments available are shown below.
Nothing very much is free these days, however, nikon provide this package free with new cameras and all upgrades are free. Down load it yourself to try out, I like it.
Nikon Capture NX-2
I do not use View NX-2 very much for processing images, more as a file management tool as I far prefer the excellent results that I get from Nikon Capture.
Nikon View NX-2 may not meet all your needs for complete image processing. Lets face it, it is free and does not offer full image processing functionality. The prime software for processing Nikon raw files for me, is Nikon Capture NX-2. This software can be purchased via B&H Photo Video who we highly recommend. Complete versions and upgrades are available.
The Nikon Capture NX-2 software is the best raw conversion software for processing the Nikon raw files, particularly taking into account color balance dynamic range and obtaining full tonal ranges. I will be doing a full review of this software in the near future.