updated 04:05 pm EST, Fri January 12, 2007
Capture NX for Intel Macs
Nikon this week showed off its updated Capture NX software with several new improvements, including full support for Intel-based Macs. Capture NX software is designed specifically for photographers, providing a unique and easy to understand interface with tools that photographers need, but without the level of complexity and clutter of other image editing applications, the company said. The software can be used with JPEG and TIFF format images from any source, and offers patented new U Point technology to simplify photo editing enabling users to enhance specific areas of a picture selectively--without the use of masks, selections, or layers. Capture NX also works with Nikon's RAW (NEF) format images, and inherits Nikon's RAW processing capabilities for the highest quality results from NEF files.
In addition, Nikon has made several usability updates based on software testing and customer feedback. The user interface has been improved and updated to enable users to work faster, effectively, and easily. Additional improvements to Capture NX include enhanced speed for faster and effective workflow, resizable histograms and curves & levels palette.
The Capture NX update will be available for download as soon as it is ready for release, the company said. It will be priced at $150; a 30-day trial version will be available, for new users and free update will be available to current users of Capture NX. A special limited-time online upgrade price of $90 will be offered to current owners of Nikon Capture 4 software in the U.S. market (it will be limited to one upgrade per legitimate Nikon Capture 4 product key).