Excerpt: Still learning how to use the software. The on-line tutorial by Ben Long has been very helpful. So far, this is what I have discovered: -Non destructive editing -easy to adjust exposure, colors -works well for dust spots -Quick fix and red eye reduction works great -Limited shadow recovery -There is no clone tool, just a healing brush
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Easy To Navigate
Excerpt: Before buying this I tried both the Lightroom trial and the trial version of NX2. While I like Lightroom's ability to handle RAW files from multiple manufacturers I found NX2 to be an easier, faster program to use. My conclusion was that I liked using NX2 more than Lightroom for my Nikon NEF RAW files...so I went with NX2. I'm just an amateur photographer..
Excerpt: just purchased this and got version 2.2; well I got nothing but tech issues with this, would not save in NEF, then saved as jpeg and got tiny files, the crop gave really weird results, kept freezing/crashing and many more I looked around and found out the version mailed to me is old, and no new upgrades found on install It is now 2.4.7, uninstalled 2.2, got the free trial and now works much better maybe they should just mail you a key and you go direct to download to get...
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Navigate
Excerpt: Easy to use and does what I want. Requires a DVD drive to install. Three of my laptops don't have DVD drives because I need small for all the traveling that I do. I just copied the DVD to a USB drive and installed on the laptops that I use with the key code and no problem at all. So I like it - 5 stars. Not so with adobe products - nothing but a big pain and sometime impossible so I quit using there stuff.
Excerpt: This is a very good product from Nikon. However, the first shipping I got from Adorama was an opened software, which means this could be an used item. Although the Adorama customer service responded to my complaint very fast, it still took me about three weeks to process an replacement, which wasted me a lot of time (and no compensation from Adorama).
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Customize, Easy To Navigate
Summary: While not as powerful in features as Adobe Photoshop, it does a great job even for semi pro types. Besides being a fraction in price as to Photoshop it also is easier to learn. It does require some trial and error usage to master, but nowhere close to what Photoshop requires. I'm a advanced user and demanding in what my prints look like. I'm printing out my underwater photos from my dive trips as gifts to friends and co-workers for Christmas gifts.
Excerpt: Capture Nx2 is for me an intuitive program to use. It is closely related to how Nikon cameras store information, so it gives me some insights into settings on my camera. Corrections and adjustments can be made locally to an area of an image or globally. The controls are similar to those used in NIK software now owned by Google.
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Navigate, Versatile