A Tutorial, Outline and Review of the Functionality of the Nikon NX Studio Software – Part 1

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In this Blog I will outline the general functionality of the newly released Nikon NX Studio software which has just been released.  This new software from Nikon is FREE no charge.  You can get a very good idea of how the new Nikon NX Studio software works by briefly working your way through the menu hierarchy. So I will summarise the main aspects of the menus below.

For details on the Video/Movie part of this software see here.

Main Menus

File Menu
Nikon NX Studio – File Menu.
  • Take Pictures Remotely – Only displayed if Camera Control Pro 2 is installed.
  • Edit Videos – Opens Movie Editor.
  • Launch Picture Control Utility 2 – Only displayed if Picture Control Utility 2 is installed.
  • Open With – Opens other registered software.
  • Rename – Renames the current image.
  • Save – Saves the image.
  • Save As – Saves with a new name.
  • Export – Exports image with selected format.
  • Upload – Upload images to Nikon Image Space or YouTube.
  • Eject – Eject removable media.
  • Page Setup -Set printer settings.
  • Print – Prints image.
  • Exit – Exits NX Studio.
Edit Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Edit Menu
  • Undo.
  • Redo.
  • Cut.
  • Copy.
  • Paste.
  • Delete.
  • Select All – Selects all images.
  • Deselect – Deselects all selected images.
  • Select Inverse – Selects images not currently selected.
  • Select By File Type – Selects images.
  • Select By Rating – Selects images.
  • Select By Label – Selects images.
  • Options – Opens preferences dialogue.
Browser Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Browser Menu
  • Go – Navigates the folder hierarchy.
  • Add To Favorites – Add the current folder to Favorites.
  • Favorite Folders – Choose one of the Favorites folders.
  • New Folder – Create a new folder.
  • View In Explorer – Opens current folder in Explorer.
  • Show Images from Subfolders of Current Folder – Includes subfolders.
Image Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Image Menu
  • Rotate 90 Degrees CW – Rotate image.
  • Rotate 90 Degrees CCW – Rotate image.
  • Rotate 180 Degrees – Rotate image.
  • Rate – Rate image.
  • Choose Label – Label image.
  • Protection – Protect image.
  • Sequence,
    • Change Key Image – Choose image as key,
    • Unsequence – Unsequence a series of images.
  • Add To Album – Add to album.
  • Remove From Album – Remove from album.
  • Voice Memo – Start and stop playback.
  • Convert Motion Snapshot to Video – Convert to video.
  • AF Noise Reduction – Process to reduce sound noise.
  • Metadata
    • Export File/Phot Info – Export text file,
    • Copy File/Photo Info – Copy to clipboard,
    • Copy IPTC Data – Copy data,
    • Paste IPTC Data – Paste data,
    • Import XMP/IPTC Preset – Import presets,
    • Copy Location Data – Copy location data,
    • Paste Location Data – Paste location data,
    • Delete Location Data – Delete location data,
    • Delete Heading – Delete compas heading,
  • Slideshow – View current selection as a slideshow.
Adjust Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Adjust Menu
  • Gray Point Sample Tool – Click to Adjust White Balance.
  • Crop Tool – Crop images.
  • Straighten Tool – Straighten images.
  • Auto Retouch Brush Tool – Remove dust and scratches.
  • Color Control Point Tool – Enhance image with control point.
  • Copy All Adjustments – Copy to Clipboard.
  • Paste Adjustments – Paste from Clipboard.
  • Save All Adjustments – Save changes in File.
  • Load Adjustments – load adjustments from file.
View Menu
Nikon NX Studio – View Menu
  • Previous Item – Display previous item.
  • Next Item – Display next item.
  • Viewer – Optional displays in the view area.
  • Filmstrip – Changes orientation of filmstrip.
  • Full Screen – Select full screen.
  • Thumbnail Size – Chooses thumbnail size.
  • Sort Thumbnails By – Sorts thumbnails as follows.
    • Name,
    • Date Shot,
    • Date Modified,
    • File Size,
    • File Type,
    • Rating,
    • Label,
    • ISO Sensitivity,
    • Shutter Speed,
    • Focal Length,
    • Ascending,
    • Descending.
  • Display Thumbnail Info – Select whether file information is displayed with thumbnails.
  • Show Raw and JPEG Pairs as Single Images – Display RAW and JPEG images as a single image.
  • Show Sequences as Single Images – Displays sequences as a single image.
  • Zoom Ratio – Zoom ratio in and out of image.
  • Image Information – Display camera and file information.
  • Histogram – Select Histogram together with settings.
  • Filter – Filter images by label, rating, protection Status or file type.
Window Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Window Menu
  • Show Browser Palette – View or hide.
  • Show Adjustments/Info Palette – View or hide.
  • Show Navigation Window – View or hide.
  • Show – View or hide.
  • Show Albums – View or hide.
  • Show Histogram – View or hide.
  • Show Toolbar – View or hide.
  • Cusomise Toolbar –   Chooses the tools.
Help Menu
Nikon NX Studio – Help Menu
    • NX Studio Help – Views help.
    • Check for updates – checks for updates.
    • Open Nikon Image Space – Open Nikon Image Space.
    • About – View version information.

Continued in Part2.

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