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    by Banjo » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:13 pm

    I recently brought a Nikon D5100, with it came the program View NX2. I have had trouble navigating my way around the program. Has anyone else used this and how do they find it?

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    by Big Pix » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:50 pm

    ...... have same and do not use it as PSCS 5 does a better job
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    by gerry » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:26 pm

    Big Pix wrote:...... have same and do not use it as PSCS 5 does a better job


    Completely different programs for completely different purposes with the only real commonality being they both open pictures.


    Banjo, ViewNX is simply used to view images, tag, organise and do simple edits, one of the good advantages to it over others is its speed at viewing large amounts of raw files.

    In terms of navigating it, what specific problems are you experiencing?

    I find it useful since i have a older machine and it makes reviewing, tagging and culling images a breaze. I do not use it to edit images. I find teh best way to use ViewNX is to setup it up on dual monitors (if you have them) and have the browser in one and teh full size image in the other, display the histogram, exif data and focus point on this monitor and its a handy way to review images.
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    by Banjo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:44 am

    Thanks Gerry, l have trouble editing on the program, being new to the game l know very little about 'after' photo process. I probably need a good editing program. Photoshop????

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    by Busiboy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:26 am

    Banjo wrote:Thanks Gerry, l have trouble editing on the program, being new to the game l know very little about 'after' photo process. I probably need a good editing program. Photoshop????

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    Depends on your needs and how much you want to do. If you want layers, cloning, run actions and detail high res high end retouching then yes.

    But if you are more likely to shoot images then just tweak them and use them for memories etc then there is a program called snapseed that I can highly recommend. It'll give you some preset trendy looks and all the basic image tuning tools.

    If you want something between photoshop elements is quite a powerful tool that used correctly can give output nearly as good as photoshop.

    Snapseed under 50
    Ps elements under 150
    Ps a lot more unless you are a student.

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    by Big Pix » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:43 am

    gerry wrote:
    Big Pix wrote:...... have same and do not use it as PSCS 5 does a better job


    thats about as helpful as tits on a bull.

    ........ realy..... have a re-read and understand what has been said.....


    Completely different programs for completely different purposes with the only real commonality being they both open pictures.


    ........ been a while since you have had a look at software gerry. ?.......here is one of the many links for PS to help bring you up to date http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopextended.html
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    by gerry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:30 am

    Big Pix wrote:...... have same and do not use it as PSCS 5 does a better job
    just coz its the internet does not mean you can act like a dick :)
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    by gerry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:41 am

    Edit by mod


    Banjo, it probably depends alot on what you plan to do and how much editing you want to do. Do you need a program that is a content management suite as well as a editor?

    I would suggest looking at Lightroom, download the trial and have a go, its great for managing images and doing most edits. It is also very reasonably priced for what you get.

    http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html
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    by Big Pix » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:15 pm

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    and if Banjo had a good look on the web he will find lots of instruction for different programs
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    by Busiboy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:21 pm

    Gents, play nice, you can disagree without it being personal
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    by Banjo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:55 pm

    Thanks fellas, l'll take a look.

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    by Banjo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:37 pm

    G'day Scott & Gerry

    I have had a look at snapseed on a trial basis. it looks as tho it is probably all l need at this stage. I do find it a little slow. is that just my computer or maybe the demo program?

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    by gerry » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:29 am

    Banjo wrote:G'day Scott & Gerry

    I have had a look at snapseed on a trial basis. it looks as tho it is probably all l need at this stage. I do find it a little slow. is that just my computer or maybe the demo program?

    Cheers


    Hi Banjo, I do not use Snapseed, however if its just that program that is slow rather than your whole puter I guess its probably the program. Note the speed difference between demos and full versions should be zero.
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    by Busiboy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:48 am

    I'd agree with Banjo, although I only use it on slow computers anyway, but I find it workable for what I do with it, the main downside is only being able to load one image at a time.
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