[Ad] Nikon Capture Alternative - ToneUp for D70, D70s and D50.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by news, Jan 7, 2006.

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    news Guest

    ToneUp v2.2r is specifically designed to give the Nikon D70, D70s and D50
    photographer a cheap, lightweight alternative to Nikon Capture software.
    ToneUp allows the user to create new curves or import Nikon Capture curves
    and upload them into the camera's custom curve area. ToneUp also loads raw
    NEF files and allows the user to manipulate them and then save them as Jpgs
    or Tiffs.

    Fully registered price - $14.99 (approx. £8.50)

    ToneUp features :-

    1) Custom tonal curve uploading to D70, D70s and D50
    2) Import Nikon custom curves
    3) Raw NEF loading and batch conversion to Jpg / Tiff
    4) Embed/extract custom curves to/from NEFs
    5) Image processing including contrast, brightness and white balance
    6) Online curve database
    7) Store curve name in Camera's "User-Comment" area
    8) Free upgrades

    ToneUp is compatible with Nikon's D70, D70s and D50 DSLRs and Windows XP,
    Windows 2000 or Windows 98.

    Please visit www.oxfordeye.co.uk\toneup.aspx for more details.

    Regards,

    Todd.
     
    news, Jan 7, 2006
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    Carole Guest

    Nothing for the Mac??

    Carole
    who will never go back to Windoze
     
    Carole, Jan 8, 2006
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    Dogfart Guest

    How about the 200 & D2X? Next version?
     
    Dogfart, Jan 8, 2006
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    news Guest

    Hi Carole,

    Unfortunately, nothing for the Mac yet :( sorry.

    Todd.
     
    news, Jan 8, 2006
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    news Guest

    Hi,

    ToneUp will process most Nikon NEF files (including the D200 and D2x) but it
    won't upload curves to those cameras yet. When Nikon release the SDKs I will
    provide compatible version.

    Kindest regards,

    Todd.
     
    news, Jan 8, 2006
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  6. This would also seem to imply at this point it can't read the as shot WB
    information and use it as well, correct?
     
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Jan 8, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    When you do the Mac version, any possibility of camera control?
     
    babalooixnay, Jan 8, 2006
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    news Guest

    Hi Ed,

    ToneUp can read the WB from any D70, D70s and D50 NEF. I have never tried a
    D200 or D2x NEF so I can't say for sure but it should be ok since its using
    Nikons SDK, which knows how to decode the WB info.

    Hope that answers your question

    Todd.
     
    news, Jan 8, 2006
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    Viator Guest

    I use dcraw, which is free.

    It's a command-line utility that converts
    NEFs and many other RAW files to
    either TIFF or PPM.

    You have to specify that parameters
    on the command-line, but it's a free
    utility and it works and of course
    if you can write a script, you can run
    batch conversions
     
    Viator, Jan 8, 2006
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    news Guest

    Yeah, Im looking at camera control now. Hopefully it will make it into one
    of the next versions.

    Todd
     
    news, Jan 9, 2006
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    news Guest

    Hi,

    The difference is that ToneUp (and Nikon Capture) use Nikons own NEF
    conversion algorithm, which produces much better results than 3rd party
    converters, like Photoshop ACR or dcraw.

    Todd.
     
    news, Jan 9, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    One thing Nikon Capture doesn't do, and the only reason I was even
    considering it, was shutter control in the Bulb position. I've been
    playing with HDR photography and wide ranging control of shutter speeds
    is critical. Keep up the good work!
     
    babalooixnay, Jan 9, 2006
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    Racer X Guest

    I seriously doubt that Nikon would license their algorithm,
    which is intellectual property, to a small private company
    in the UK.
     
    Racer X, Jan 10, 2006
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    salguodcan Guest

    salguodcan, Jan 10, 2006
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    Todd Gibbs Guest

    Hi Racer,

    The Nikon SDK is available to any approved developer. Why would they want to
    limit the amount of software available for their cameras ?

    Regards,

    Todd.
     
    Todd Gibbs, Jan 10, 2006
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