Price When Reviewed: 102
Pros: Excellent rendering and print quality, plus unique and relatively easy-to-use U Point technology does away with complex masking techniques.
Cons: On anything other than high-end hardware, it’s sluggish. And, while the layout doesn’t feel particularly intuitive, the built-in browser is horrible to use.
Capture NX is Nikon’s new RAW conversion utility. It was created in collaboration with independent developer Nik Software, and replaces Nikon’s Capture 4.
Unlike earlier versions of Nikon’s proprietary camera RAW file (NEF) editor, NX can be used to edit JPGs and TIF files as well as RAW (NEF) files from the company’s new updated flagship model, the D2Xs. Similarly, all previous Nikon digital SLR NEF files are supported, too, but NX can’t edit RAW files from other manufacturers, and neither can you upgrade from Capture 4.4.