Nikon Releases Free NX STUDIO Software for Viewing, Processing and Editing Photos and Video

Control point screenshot for NX Studio

In a surprise announcement, Nikon just released free new all-in-one imaging software called NX STUDIO that’s designed to let you view, process and edit still images and video. While NX STUDIO works with JPEG and Tiff image files, the only Raw photos it’s compatible with are Nikon’s .NEF files. (You knew there had to be some sort of a catch, right?)

Nikon’s new NX STUDIO combines the functions of the company’s previously released ViewNX-i image viewing software and Capture NX-D processing and editing software into one package. While we haven’t had a chance to try Nikon NX STUDIO software yet, we’re guessing it’s aiming to be a Lightroom-like program for Nikon users.

Editing screenshot for NX Studio

In a press announcement this morning, Nikon said that NX STUDIO is designed “to provide users with a more simple, yet intuitive post-production workflow.”

“With an updated user-friendly interface and a host of editing features, NX STUDIO also enables a smoother operation for browsing, editing and exporting images and videos,” Nikon said.

You can download Nikon’s NX STUDIO software for free here.  

Browsing screenshot for NX Studio

Here are some of the key features of NX STUDIO, according to Nikon’s press announcement:

  • The viewing, processing, and editing of still images and video can be completed in one place, including JPG, TIFF and .NEF (RAW) files.
  • Features a functional yet simple menu structure categorized by workflow
  • Menu items and terminology match that of Nikon cameras, enabling easy-to-understand operation
  • Features a variety of display options, such as filmstrip with both horizontal and vertical preview options, as well as a 2/4 screen comparison option, in addition to a simple and easy-to-read shooting information display
  • Inherits XMP/IPTC information editing and preset management functions from “ViewNX-i”
  • Incorporates detailed editing functions from Capture NX-D, including color control points that enable the adjustment of colors within a specified area, allowing for the precise editing of images
  • Users can choose how adjustment information is saved, whether in a separate file using the sidecar file format or directly to the image itself
  • Works with other software such as Nikon Transfer 2 and Camera Control Pro 2 for a smooth post-shooting workflow

LCH screenshot for NX Studio

 More info on Nikon’s NX STUDIO software in the official press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

NIKON RELEASES FREE NEW NX STUDIO SOFTWARE TO VIEW, PROCESS AND EDIT STILL IMAGES AND VIDEO

NX STUDIO Merges the Capabilities of ViewNX-I and Capture NX-D into a Single Software Solution

MELVILLE, NY (March 4, 2021) – Today, Nikon announced the release of NX STUDIO (Ver.1.0), a new all-in-one software which enables seamless viewing, processing and editing of still images and video captured with a Nikon digital camera. The new software is available to download for free beginning today.

With the new NX STUDIO computer software, users can enjoy the benefits of full-scale editing of still images, with a more intuitive operation and workflow. By integrating the functions of Nikon’s ViewNX-i image viewing software and Capture NX-D* processing and editing software, NX STUDIO offers an intuitive yet highly functional single software solution.

The free NX STUDIO integrates a host of editing features to help users achieve their desired output, including picture controls, white balance settings and exposure compensation for RAW data. Additionally, users can explore the benefits of color control points, which enables color adjustment to a specific area of a photo, as well as a retouch brush feature for advanced correction of an area.

NX STUDIO maintains the same user-friendly interface of previous Nikon software applications, while also improving upon operation by offering a functional yet simple consolidated menu design organized by workflow categories: browsing, processing/editing and export/sharing. Additionally, Nikon has enhanced the overall response speed for each function to enable smoother processing of both still images and videos.

To further improve workflow and expand the possibilities of imaging expression, NX STUDIO supports the transfer of images to NIKON IMAGE SPACE, Nikon’s image sharing and storage service, and enables users to easily upload edited videos to YouTube.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The viewing, processing, and editing of still images and video can be completed in one place, including JPG, TIFF and .NEF (RAW) files.
  • Features a functional yet simple menu structure categorized by workflow
  • Menu items and terminology match that of Nikon cameras, enabling easy-to-understand operation
  • Features a variety of display options, such as filmstrip with both horizontal and vertical preview options, as well as a 2/4 screen comparison option, in addition to a simple and easy-to-read shooting information display
  • Inherits XMP/IPTC information editing and preset management functions from “ViewNX-i”
  • Incorporates detailed editing functions from Capture NX-D, including color control points that enable the adjustment of colors within a specified area, allowing for the precise editing of images
  • Users can choose how adjustment information is saved, whether in a separate file using the sidecar file format or directly to the image itself
  • Works with other software such as Nikon Transfer 2 and Camera Control Pro 2 for a smooth post-shooting workflow

NX STUDIO will continue to be updated with the release of future camera models to ensure continued support. To see system compatibility and download NX STUDIO for Windows* and Mac* at no-charge, please visit: https://www.nikonusa.com/nxstudio.

For more information on the latest Nikon products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

 

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