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.
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 NX 2 is the best product for adjusting your pictures after-the-shoot, if you have a Nikon DSLR. It's much easier to use than the Adobe products. The proprietary firmware/software used in Nikon cameras is only replicated precisely by Nikon. I use Capture NX 2 exclusively for adjusting my pictures after-the-shoot, even though I have the Adobe products.
Pros: Accurate Colors and Controls, Easy To Customize, Easy To Navigate, Easy to use, Professional Grade, Very intuitive
Summary: I would say this is the right software, this is the one. I've tried others but Capture NX2 is the one that brings better quality and the right options for photographs, photographs taken on Nikon cameras. There is no better choice. You may decide to use other software, there are really good ones, it is also a personal choice, but if you take NEF files, there are no one better than Capture NX2 working together with View NX2.