Nikon has announced two new software suite components, Nikon Tranfer and ViewNX are now available for download from the Customer Support section of the Nikon UK web site.
Nikon Transfer is a download utility, which can be used in any workflow and allows images to be simultaneously downloaded to two locations, such as the computer and external hard drive. It also offers the ability to embed IPTC and XMP data containing details of the copyright keywords or other useful text often used for cataloguing images.
Nikon’s latest image viewing software, ViewNX, is a file browser based on the interface of Capture NX. The package also incorporates quick adjustment tools for NEF(RAW) files allowing exposure and white balance adjustments to be made quickly to multiple images. The convert file option allows NEF(RAW) images to be exported as JPEG, 8bit TIF or 16bit TIF.
ViewNX is also supplied with the Picture Control utility that allows the Picture Control functions of the recently announced D3 and D300 to be edited. The Picture Control utility allows users to create custom Picture Controls which can be uploaded to the D3 and D300 cameras. ViewNX then enables Nikon Picture Controls or the user’s own custom Picture Controls to be applied to NEF(RAW) files from existing cameras.
To access the new software downloads users must have an account with the European support centre and must have registered a valid digital product.