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Picture Control Utility

The Picture Control Utility application, which manages and adjusts Picture Control files can be launched from either the ViewNX 2 software, included with the camera, or the optional Capture NX 2 software.

Main Functions of Picture Control Utility
・Management of custom Picture Controls
For import/export of custom Picture Controls to or from the Picture Control list and memory card, as well as for changing the names of custom Picture Controls in the Picture Control list, and deleting them.
・Picture Control Level Adjustments
For non-Monochrome Picture Controls, allows you to adjust the Sharpening, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, and Hue (coloration), while checking the effects on a sample image in real time. For Monochrome-related Picture Controls, permits you to adjust the Sharpening, Contrast, and Brightness and to set Filter Effects and Toning.
Adjustments for Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, D2XMODE1, D2XMODE2, and D2XMODE3 can also be made using Quick Adjust. Picture Controls you’ve adjusted can be overwritten or saved as new ones; in either case the Picture Control function in the original software will automatically reflect the changes.
・Custom Tone Curves
Rather than making individual adjustments to Contrast and Brightness, you can use custom tone curves to make adjustments to both at the same time. Custom tone curves created with Picture Control Utility can be read from files and saved.

Picture Control Utility screen (custom tone curves not used)
Picture Control Utility screen
(custom tone curves not used)

Picture Control Utility screen (custom tone curves used)
Picture Control Utility screen
(custom tone curves used)

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ViewNX 2

ViewNX 2

The Picture Controls for [Image Adjustment] allow you to apply Picture Controls to any RAW image (NEF) file.
Picture Controls can even be applied to RAW image (NEF) files taken on earlier models, such as the D2XS.

ViewNX 2
ViewNX 2

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Capture NX 2

Capture NX

In the Edit List, Picture Controls can be applied to any RAW image (NEF) file using Develop -> Camera Settings -> Picture Cotrol.
With the exception of Custom Tone Curves, you can also make adjustments to custom Picture Controls in the same way as with Picture Control Utility.
Picture Controls can even be applied to RAW image (NEF) files taken on earlier models, such as the D2XS.

Capture NX
Capture NX 2

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Camera Control Pro 2

Camera Control Pro 2

When a Nikon digital SLR camera that supports Picture Control is connected to a computer by USB, the Picture Controls can be selected and set in the Processing Panel of the Camera Control Pro panel.
Pressing the [Edit] button causes Adjustment Dialog to appear, allowing you to modify the currently selected Picture Control.
Pressing the [Custom Picture Control] button causes Custom Picture Control Dialog to appear, allowing you to change the names of the camera’s custom Picture Controls or delete them.

Processing panel
Camera Control Pro 2:
Processing panel

Adjustment dialog
Camera Control Pro 2:
Adjustment dialog

Custom Picture Control dialog
Camera Control Pro 2:
Custom Picture Control dialog

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System Requirements

ViewNX 2 (Ver. 2.0.3) System Requirements

  Windows Macintosh
OS Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate,
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2),
Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
•This application requires a computer with a pre-installed operating system.
•64- and 32-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista are supported. However,
under 64-bit versions, the software operates as a 32-bit application.
•Only the 32-bit versions of Windows XP are supported..
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.4)
Processor •Still images and movies (Motion JPEG): 1.6 GHz or better Intel Celeron/Pentium 4/Core Series
•H.264 movies: 3.0 GHz or better Intel Pentium D (during playback); 2.6 GHz or better Intel Core 2 Duo (during editing)
•Still images and movies (Motion JPEG): 1 GHz or better Power PC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core/Xeon Series
•H.264 movies: 2 GHz PowerPC G5 Dual, 2 GHz or better Intel Core Duo (during playback); 2.6 GHz or better Intel Core 2 Duo (during editing)
RAM (Memory) Windows 7 or Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (1.5 GB or more recommended)
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
512 MB or more (1 GB or more recommended)
Hard-disk space 500 MB or more for OS startup disk unit (1 GB or more is recommended)
Monitor resolution Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or higher Display color: 24-bit color or more Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or higher Display color: 6400 colors or more (16.7 million colors or more recommended)
File compatibility •JPEG-format images (Exif 2.3 compliant)
•RAW (NEF, NRW) and TIFF (RGB) format images, AVI and MOV format movies, sound files
(WAV) and image dust off data (NDF) created by Nikon digital cameras
•RAW (NEF, NRW), TIFF (RGB) and JPEG (RGB) format images and MOV, AVI, MPEG1 and
WMV format movies saved with Nikon applications
Others •CD-ROM drive required for installation.

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