|UPDATE (08/2014) You're likely here because Photoshop will not open your RAW files. Don't worry. Nikon Capture NX-D has arrived. It is fairly fast, works well and beats ACR hands down. Best of all: it's free!|
Nikon have launched a new version of their free, basic RAW editing software, View NX 2 (v.2.0.1).
According to Nikon, this version includes various improvements over the previous one, such as straighten, crop and resize.
It also includes options for movie editing, like eliminating unwanted footage and cropping - for example - as well as tighter integration with the Nikon PictureTown on-line storage/sharing service and an automatic geo-tagging function with extremely nice Google Maps integration.
I will test this program shortly, but in the meantime you may want to download it yourself:
I have not found any installation packages for Windows 64-bits as yet, but the 1.5.x version of this program works without hick-ups my XP Pro 64-bit system (in 32-bits mode).
Still, taking into consideration that 64-bits operating systems are strongly on the rise, it is rather disappointing that Nikon still turn out new programs that are 32-bits only.
12-03-2012: Adobe ACR 6.7 RC (CS5 only) and Nikon updates add support for the D4, D800/800E. Nikon software now also x64 native
22-03-2011: Nikon, Adobe and Apple release software updates for View NX, ACR & DNG converter and Digital Camera RAW
Nikon View: could it get any worse? A crash test review of View NX2.
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