Capture NX 2 easy-to-use software lets you make intuitive photo enhancements which are immediately visible on your monitor. Simply place the Control Point on the area that you want to edit and U Point Technology will analyze color elements such as hue, saturation and brightness, as well as recognize similar areas where an edit would best be applied.
This technology powers the entire Capture NX 2 series of Control Points: Color Control Points, the all-new Selection Control Points, White/Black/Neutral Control Points and Red-Eye Control Points. With Capture NX 2, there’s no need to deal with selection tools, layers or lengthy training. This is an upgrade. Capture NX is required.
Product Code: NikSoftCaptureNX2Up
Color Control Point: Enhancements for hue, brightness and saturation are as simple as placing a Color Control Point on your image, then adjusting the length of the sliders. For example, Color Control Points are remarkably convenient for changing the color of flowers to better effect against green surrounding foliage.
Four Color Control Points were used to adjust color and brightness of various elements independently within the frame.
Two Color Control Points were used to enhance color and brightness of flower petals and the background.
Selection Control Point: This new function enables you to apply enhancements such as Unsharp Mask or D-Lighting to a specific area with just a click of the mouse. There is no need for precision selection or masks — the Selection Control Point recognizes the areas you want to modify. The enhancement effect can easily be adjusted, allowing you to apply your chosen effect as you would with intuitive masking.
D-Lighting brightens the shadow areas, and Selection Control Point applies the effect only to the bright subjects and their surroundings seen through the opening between foliage and water.
Tone Curve adjusts the brightness and contrast, and Selection Control Point applies the effect only to the man and his surroundings.
Auto Retouch Brush: To simply achieve more natural-looking results, Auto Retouch Brush lets you remove dust spots on an image using a mouse click and stroke to match the surrounding color and tones. This can also be used to remove facial blemishes, imperfections on flowers, or other unwanted objects within the frame.
Shadow/Highlight Adjustments: Using the slider at [Quick Fix], you can adjust shadows by [Shadow Adjust] and blown out highlights by [Highlight Adjust].
Workspaces: Four workspaces are provided: Browser, Metadata, Multi-Purpose and Edit, and your window composition can be easily switched among them.
Quick Fix: A combination of frequently used tools including [Level and Tone Curve], [Exposure Compensation], [Contrast], [Highlight Protection], [Shadow Protection] and [Saturation] in a single window.
Simultaneous opening of multiple settings: You can open multiple image processing settings at the same time and make parallel process adjustments of multiple details.
Label/Rating support (XMP): Supports nine kinds of labeling and five levels of ratings according to XMP, a metadata industry standard.
Functions to help you realize your desired results: Straighten, Black/White Control Points, Neutral Control Points, Red-Eye Control Points, Selection Tools, Batch Processing, 16-bit Image Compatible, Vignette Control*, Auto Color Aberration Control*, Distortion Control Function*, Noise Reduction, Active D-Lighting (NEF only), D-Lighting, LCH Editor, Image Dust Off (NEF only), Fisheye Image Transformation, Color Booster Function, Color Management, Highlight/Shadow Display, Picture Control Compatibility (NEF only)
* Can be applied to images captured by Nikon SLR cameras with a D/G type lens.
Pre-installed versions of 32-bit Windows Vista Home Basic /Home Premium /Business /Enterprise /Ultimate (Service Pack 1) editions or Windows XP Home or Professional (Service Pack 2) editions
Pentium 4 or better
768 MB minimum (1 GB or more recommended)
200 MB required for installation
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher (1,280 x 1,024 pixels or higher recommended) with 16-bit color or more (32-bit color recommended)
• CD-ROM drive required for installation • Internet connection required to utilize Nikon Message Center • Environment for recognizing operation-guaranteed memory cards required to import/export Custom Picture Controls
1,024 x 768 pixels or higher (1,280 x 1,024 pixels or higher recommended) with 64,000 colors or more (16.7 million colors or more recommended)
• CD-ROM drive required for installation • Internet connection required to use Nikon Message Center • Environment for recognizing operation-guaranteed memory cards required to import/export Custom Picture Controls
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