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Old Nov 16, 2009, 8:28 PM   #1
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Default Nikon Capture NX2 software

I have the Nikon D5000 and I have the free 60 day trial of NX2. At first I was not crazy about it, and I could see why as it seemed a little complicated to work. Most people seem to like Adobe Lightroom 2 better.

Well after a couple of hours, I got a better handle on it, and I have to say that I like it. I still don't know how to do certain things like make a person in the photo black and white while the rest is color. But for touching up photos quickly....adding a little more color, etc. it does a very good job. I am not one who wants to spend 30 min per photo on software changing and playing with all the effects. But being able to click on an area and just affect an area, is a nice feature. I also like it's a lot cheaper than Lightroom 2.

Anyone else have it? What are your impressions?
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Old Nov 16, 2009, 9:24 PM   #2
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for a comparison, you can try out the lightroom 3.0 beta, its free til april

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom3/
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 8:55 AM   #3
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thanks for the info. I will look into this. On a quick look of the video, it looks a lot nicer than version 2 lf Lightroom.
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I like this program very much with the one exception. Any time I am making a change I get this "Loading" message and it takes over 10 seconds at times for the software to make the change.
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I like Nikon Capture NX2 better than Light Room 3. Not because of what Nikon does not have, it' because Light Room is too in depth for my needs. I really don't care about all the options to work with. The one nice feature that Light House 3 has which I could not figure out yet was the slideshow with music that you can send to people. I don't believe you can do that with NX2, though I might be able to in I Photo on my Mac.
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