Nikon has released ViewNX 2.7.5 and Capture NX 2.4.2, which fix a bug with Nikon D600 files as described below.
When RAW images captured with a D600 running C firmware Ver. 1.01 at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5× and any Active D-Lighting setting other than Off were opened in Capture NX 2, a bright (whitish) diagonal line was visible. This issue has been resolved.
You can down the updates from Nikon’s website at the following links: ViewNX 2.7.5 | Capture NX 2.4.2
Nikon has released ViewNX 2.7.4, which provides the improvements noted below. [click to continue…]
Adobe just announced release candidates for Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available in Adobe Labs. Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer support for the following cameras:
Additionally, the updates including corrections to the demosaic algorithms for Fujifilm cameras with the X-Trans sensor (e.g., the Fujifilm X-Pro1 and X-E1).
Remember, these are release candidates, which means they’ve been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks they are ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop. Expect those to come soon though. Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.
Eye Candy 7 is a very interesting software package. It renders realistic effects that are not easy to create in Photoshop. Have you ever wanted to add lightning or fire to your images?
This software is meant for graphic designers, but as a photographer, I’ve been known to dable in the design of my own promotional materials.
Using Eye Candy 7 to add effect to graphics is easy. Just select the layer in Photoshop you want to add an effect to, launch Eye Candy, select the effect and tweak. Most of the effects need a shape layer to be applied. [click to continue…]
Nikon has updated Capture NX 2 to version 2.4.0 for both Mac and Windows. The new version includes the following updates:
- Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 J3 and Nikon 1 S1 has been added.
- The following modifications have been made to White Balance in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette.
- Underwater can now be selected from New WB. However, Underwater can only be selected for RAW images captured with a camera that supports Underwater white balance.
- Resulting colors have been corrected when Flash was selected from New WB for RAW images captured with the Nikon 1 V2.
- An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented display of some JPEG images has been resolved.
You can download the latest version from Nikon’s website.
The Book of GIMP: A Complete Guide to Nearly Everything is a new book from Olivier Lecarme and Karine Delvare that guides users through the free Photoshop-alternative, GIMP.
“The Book of GIMP begins with step-by-step tutorials that cover the most useful features of GIMP, like retouching photographs, creating illustrations, and website design. The second part of the book offers a comprehensive reference to nearly every aspect of the software, so that users can find what they need without hours of trial and error.”
The Book of GIMP retails for $49.95; however, it is currently available for $26.34 on Amazon.com.
It is also available in a Kindle version for $25.02.