Does D200 come with free RAW Converter Software (Nikon Capture?)

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by RiceHigh, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    Is it bundled for free? Also, is the software powerful enough? Finally,
    is it easy to use?

    Thx for any info.

    Best Regards,
    RiceHigh
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    RiceHigh, Jan 24, 2006
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  2. RiceHigh

    Proconsul Guest

    It's not free - but you do get a thirty day free trial......

    It works well and does a good job......whether it's "powerful enough"
    is a subjective judgement based on what you want to do, etc., and you
    should be able to tell if you take the free trial....

    I find it useful, especially since you can determine color curves and
    other parameters in software and then download those parameters into
    the camera.....

    It's easy and intuitive to use....

    PC
     
    Proconsul, Jan 24, 2006
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  3. RiceHigh

    RiceHigh Guest

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I just wish to know about the price of
    the software (and where to buy?) as well as if there is any future
    version (free) upgrade support too.

    Thanks again. BTW, does the link for the "trial" version be
    downloadable at Nikon's homepage(s)?

    Cheers,
    RiceHigh
    http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh
     
    RiceHigh, Jan 24, 2006
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  4. RiceHigh

    Proconsul Guest

    It's 99 bucks - you can d/l from the Nikon site: http://www.nikonusa.com

    They routinely update all their stuff - free.....
    Yup.....all Nikon software is available via d/l from their site....

    PC
     
    Proconsul, Jan 24, 2006
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  5. RiceHigh

    This old Bob Guest

    Nikon Capture may not be free but doesn't it come with some other free
    software that can convert raw files? Even the cheap Rebel from Canon come
    with the free File Viewer/converter utility, last I checked.
     
    This old Bob, Jan 24, 2006
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  6. I find it useful, especially since you can determine color curves and
    Why would you want to do this? If I understand this correctly, those
    parameters are not used (but only stored) in the NEF by the camera and
    thus, if you go on shooting NEF, it does not make any difference if they
    are uploaded to the camera, as they can be applied to the NEF by the
    converter in the PC, giving you all control that is possible in the process.

    -Michael
     
    Michael Schnell, Jan 24, 2006
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  7. RiceHigh

    Proconsul Guest

    Once you learn what you want the camera to do, you can d/l to the
    camera and get better results without too much and often "no" post
    processing....

    With the curves and other custom parameters set in "image quality" and
    associated choices - you get the results without shooting
    NEF/RAW.....something I find overly laborious once you "break the code"
    as to what YOU want....

    PC
     
    Proconsul, Jan 24, 2006
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  8. RiceHigh

    Proconsul Guest

    Picture Project and Nikon View, which are both free, can view/work with
    raw files - Nikon Capture is a more robust product with a greater
    ability to manage or manipulate files. You get to decide what you want.
    Many folks don't bother to buy Nikon Capture - especially if they
    aren't into d/l'ing and controlling the camera remotely....

    PC
     
    Proconsul, Jan 24, 2006
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