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26-06-2014

Official version of Capture NX-D to be made available for free download in July 2014

Nikon will be releasing the official version of Capture NX-D, its new RAW image development and adjustment software application, for free download beginning July 15, 2014

Macalister Group Ltd. is pleased to announce that it will release the official version of Capture NX-D, a new development and adjustment software application for RAW images captured with a Nikon digital camera, for free download beginning July 15, 2014.

Capture NX-D is a software application developed to allow users to enjoy full-scale development of RAW images with simple operations. It enables high-quality photofinishing of images captured in RAW format by Nikon digital SLR cameras, Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses, and COOLPIX compact cameras that support this capability. The application will be available for free download to provide Nikon camera owners an easy and convenient way to develop RAW images.

The official version of this application, which will incorporate ideas and requests from beta-version users include user interface improvements and the ways in which adjustments are applied, for example, to white balance. Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon D810 digital SLR camera has also been added. Picture Control Utility 2, which makes creating Custom Picture Controls easier, will also be supplied. The application can be launched from the Capture NX-D, allowing the collaboration between the two applications to develop and adjust images captured with the D810 and earlier Nikon cameras.

In response to popular request, plans are in place to effectively update software functions for better image processing and operation including the addition of an automatic retouch brush.

Capture NX-D Overview (Official Version)

Application name: Capture NX-D
Release date:    July 15 (Tuesday), 2014
Download URL**: http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/
**Available on or after July 15, 2014

Primary Features

• Specialized for the development of RAW images with native development processing that makes the most of a Nikon camera performance
• Supports simple editing of JPEG and TIFF images
• Floating palettes that are easy to use with a large monitor and/or multiple monitors
• A variety of displays, including comparisons of multiple images and before-and-after images
• Adoption of the sidecar file format, which records and saves adjustment information in a separate file

Capture NX-D System Requirements

Windows
• OS: Windows® Vista (Service Pack 2), Windows® 7 (Service Pack 1), Windows® 8.1
Both the 32- and 64-bit versions of each are supported (64-bit versions recommended)
The application can be installed on computers running pre-installed versions of the operating systems indicated. The software functions as a native 64-bit application under 64-bit operating systems.
• CPU: Pentium-compatible (Core i5 or better recommended)
• RAM (memory): 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended), 4 GB or more under 64-bit operating systems
• Hard-disk space: 800 MB or more free space required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)
• Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or higher (1920 × 1080 or higher recommended)

Macintosh
• OS: 64-bit versions of OS X version 10.7, 10.8, and 10.9
• CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo or better (Core i5 or better recommended)
• RAM (memory): 4 GB or more
• Hard-disk space: 800 MB or more free space required for installation (2 GB or more recommended)
• Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or higher (1920 × 1080 or higher recommended)

*Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
*Macintosh is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
*All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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