Another problem is in the full view mode. Out of trying to view 88 images as I scrol through them with the arrows on the bottom when I get to about image 44 the screen goes black. there is no way to get it back except to close out of the program and come back. Full screen is useless on 2 computers running XP.
@ K Caddy
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Comment from: John [Visitor]
I installed View NX2 about 5 days ago. Ran fine until today. When I went to open it, it crashed imediately. This same thing happened with NX 1.5 sometimes. From experience I uninstalled it and installed again. Works now for the time being. Nikon can make cameras do just about everything, but can’t get their programs designed right. I do like to use View NX for sorting images and converting RAW files directly to Tiff when it looks pretty good out of the camera.
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
WOW! I’m Floored! View NX shares the same RAW Processing Engine as Capture NX2 which is hands down the best Nikon RAW converter. I was skeptical of ViewNX2 at first, after “discovering” NX2 as a result of inconsistent results with ACR. So I tried 1.5, and low and behold, within 15 minutes I was flying with TRUE colors. The Multi-Monitor Support has cut 90% of my editing time. Even when away from the Studio with my laptop it’s still quite fast to view images full screen and is my first step in my workflow. When you get home from an event, and have 1700 images to go through, yeah, it matters. Couple that with the best Nikon RAW conversion and the incredibly low price (free), it’s a winner in my book.
OK. Stabs at this program hint towards some supposed “bugginess". If there was a discernible difference in speed between Lightroom 3.2 and this, I might consider otherwise. However, I cannot report this. Save the $300 you’d spend on Lightroom and just try this. Unless you REALLY like the interface or just are ashamed to use freeware.
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Comment from: Jack [Visitor]
My problem with ViewNX2 is in NEF, 12-bit RAW, processing. It took very long time to save and to convert. Sometimes, it spent more than 10 minutes on one file and the original file size will increase two fold, 12MB to 24MB. Please let me know if you have the same experience.
Comment from: David Conrad [Visitor]
I’ve had no problems with View NX 1.5 so far and have used it since I bought my D5000 in Dec. 09. When I DL’d View NX2 a couple of weeks ago I initially liked the new info window to the right and the ability to separate the histo. into R, G, B, and brightness. until today I’ve had no problem on my Vista 32 machine. But it crashed twice today as I was trying to print some shots. Not good.
I’ve just upgraded my laptop to Win7, and because it went from XP, I had to do a clean install. So I had to reinstall my programs and loaded NX2. Haven’t used it yet, but if I have problems I’ll let you know.
Comment from: Bartlett Moore, III [Visitor]
I agree that the geotagging function is really cool. I’ve only been using this for a day or so but I have not figured out how to share with other my geotag map. It is a Google map so it should be possible. Any hints?
Interesting question, I’ll try to figure that one out, if you promise to do the same…
Yes, ViewNX 2 sucks.
I had always had problems with ALL the previous versions of Nikon’s view products. I just installed ViewNX 2 and it won’t even run. Opens and immediately locks.
Dear Nikon….you should test your software first.
I have had similar problems on my Thinkpad W500 with a ATI FireGL V5700. View NX 2 was absolutely unusable.
I updated my graphic card and voila. No more problems!
So make sure that you have new newest graphic card drivers installed.
Hope this helps…some at least.
Comment from: Event Photography [Visitor]
Thanks for this walk through, i have always loved Nikon but never the glitches!