The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2ISBN 978-1-60643-564-9
©2008, Jason P. Odell

 

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Unlock the secrets to Nikon Capture NX 2 with this all-new eBook by Jason P. Odell, Ph.D.  With over 400 pages, this eBook tutorial is the most comprehensive guide to Nikon Capture NX2 available. The easy to use guide is illustrated with step-by-step instructions that will help you get the most out of your Nikon DSLR and start generating professional results-- fast. Registered owners may print a copy of the eBook for personal use.

The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 will teach you:

  • How to set up Capture NX 2.x to speed up application performance
  • Which tools to use, and when to use them
  • How to use the new features in Capture NX 2, like Selection Control Points, Develop tools, and the Auto Retouch Brush
  • How to evaluate your images to make global and local adjustments
  • New techniques for noise reduction
  • How to adjust portraits, landscapes, and create digital black and white images
  • How to save settings so you can edit images in seconds
  • How to use star ratings and labels in the File Browser so other programs can see them
  • How to integrate Capture NX 2.x into a powerful digital workflow
  • Workflow guidelines, from image capture to print

The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 is available as a digital download that includes sample NEF files and settings presets (~263 MB).

List price: $29.99
Direct download price: $24.99 Add to Cart

Save up to 25% when you purchase this eBook in the Capture NX2 Complete Collection

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  • New Features
  • Capture NX 2.0 Quick-Start Guide-- Edit an image in seconds, even if you've never used Capture NX.
  • Comprehensive section on digital workflow for Capture NX 2.0 users
  • New recipes, including how to adjust digital infrared images and digital black and white conversions
  • Revised Capture Sharpening settings for every Nikon DSLR (with pre-made settings)
  • New Settings Files to streamline your workflow
  • 10 new Sample NEFs to let you follow along with the tutorial
  • Descriptive index of all the tools in Capture NX 2.0
  • Tech Specs
  • 400 pages, PDF Format (Adobe PDF 6.0 Compatible File)
  • Viewable on PC or Mac (Using Adobe Reader 6.0 or later)
  • Interactive Table of Contents and Index
  • Fully illustrated in color
  • User-printable
  • Includes 10 Nikon NEF files (downloaded separately)
  • Includes a library of Settings (.set) Files compatible with Capture NX 2.x (Click here to download them, FREE)
  • Download the Table of Contents here.
  • Click here to download a sample page from the Guide (PDF format).
  • Click here to download free Settings Files to use in Capture NX 2.x

"When I read Jason's book I was so impressed with the content that I stopped writing mine.  All I would have been doing is restating what Jason had already written in a far more concise and clear way. I HIGHLY recommend this book."-- Vincent Versace, Nikon Legend and author of the video tutorial Unleashing the Power of Capture NX.

"Wow! What a great job, Jason! With brief and cogent explanations and excellent illustrations, this book is a an essential companion for Capture NX!"-- Tony Sweet, photographer and Nikon "Legend behind the Lens"

"Some might consider an eBook a disadvantage but I consider it a plus. Obviously one will be on a computer while learning Capture NX2. Switching between the eBook text and NX2 on the same computer couldn't be simpler. Most importantly, the book is clear and the content well organized. The book presents the material in a manner that parallels the work-flow intended by the Capture NX2 software developers. The eBook author effectively teaches the various elements of Capture NX2 software." -- Paul S., California, USA

"This is one of the best - if not the best - photography book I have ever purchased. The author takes the reader through a potentially mind-boggling program in a serious yet easy-to-follow manner and provides an awesome learning experience. Thank you profoundly!" -- Nathan G., Israel

"I find your book very helpful. I want to compliment you on your clear writing style, pre-packaged settings, and helpful tips. I really appreciate that you took your readers needs into account."-- Bill N., Ohio, USA

"I enjoy and continue to profit from your NX2 Guide."-- Don B., Hawaii, USA

"I have greatly enjoyed and profited from your "Photographer's Guide to Capture NX." Bill H., Colorado, USA

Follow along as Jason Odell goes through the fundamentals and advanced features in Capture NX 2.0.
Each tutorial video is a high-quality QuickTime movie file that plays on your computer.

Topic Description
Auto Retouch Brush Learn to use the Auto Retouch Brush to remove dust and unwanted objects.
Black & White Conversion Make advanced black and white conversions and learn to do selective black and white effects
Color Control Points Learn the mechanics of how color control points operate in Capture NX
Custom White Balance Learn how to change White Balance in your NEFs and then copy custom settings to other NEF files.
JPEG Export Learn how to quickly save NEFs as JPEGs or TIFFs from the Capture NX2 browser
Landscapes A complete guide to editing landscape images in Capture NX2.
LCH Editor Learn how to work with the LCH editor tool.
Levels & Curves An in-depth look at how the Levels and Curves tool works and how it is used to improve image contrast.
Local Adjustments Learn how to perform common local adjustments like the graduated ND filter effect.
Picture Controls Learn what each Picture Control preset does and how to create custom Picture Controls.
Portraits Take an advanced look at how to edit and retouch portraits, including whitening teeth and removing wrinkles.
Printing Learn how to soft-proof and print your images from Capture NX2
Quick-Start Guide Jason goes through the basic operations of how to edit a NEF file in Capture NX2
Selection Tools Learn how each selection tool works in Capture NX2, including the selection brush, gradient, and Selection Control Points.
Sharpening Learn the fundamentals of Jason's three-step sharpening approach, and get an in-depth look at how the USM tool works.
Versions Learn how to create multiple versions of your images in a single NEF file.
Basic Workflow Walk through the basics of Jason's Capture NX 2 workflow from downloading images in Photo Mechanic to exporting into Photoshop.

Package Price: $29.99 Add to Cart

 QuickTime Player or Real Player is required to view the videos; these files can only be viewed on a computer.

Sample Video (low resolution)

This YouTube preview is low-resolution.  Actual videos are high-resolution


Frequently Asked Questions about The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX 2.0

Why should I purchase an eBook?  Do you offer a print (hardcopy) version?

Is The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 a revised edition of your original Capture NX guide?

Is your Guide to Capture NX 1.3 discontinued?

What's new in this Guide compared to The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX?

What software is required to view your eBooks?

Is The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 available on CD-ROM?

Can I make a printed copy of The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2?

I've purchased a copy of the Guide, where are the sample NEFs?

Do you offer any instructional videos to accompany the eBook?

How can I purchase The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2?

I've ordered the Guide from your online store. Where is my download code?

I received my order receipt email from Kagi, but there is no download code!

What is your refund policy on downloads?

 

 

Q: Why should I purchase an eBook?  Do you offer a print (hardcopy) version?

A: The eBook format is very flexible. It allows you to not only view the book on your computer, but also to print a copy for personal use.  Because the Guide is in eBook format, I can deliver it to you electronically in less than an hour, without any fees for shipping.  In addition, the eBook format is interactive; you can click Table of Contents or Index entries and be taken to the the exact page in the book where that reference is found.  I've also embedded URLs to resource websites in the eBook; you can't do that in a printed book.

 

 

 

Q: Is The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 a revised edition of your original Capture NX guide?

A: No. The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 is completely designed to help photographers with Capture NX 2.0, while the Guide to Capture NX only covered Capture NX 1.3. Capture NX 2.0 is an entirely new product, and so is this eBook.

 

 

Q: Is your Guide to Capture NX discontinued?

A: No. The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX is still available via download for $24.99 or on CD-ROM for $29.99.

 

Q: What's new in this Guide compared to The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX?

A: Lots. The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 offers over 33% more content than the Guide to Capture NX 1.3. New topics include:

  • Working with XMP data in the File Browser, including Star Ratings and Labels
  • Integrating Capture NX2 into your digital workflow
  • Which workflow applications are compatible with Capture NX2
  • New recipes for Black and White Conversion and digital infrared
  • How to use the Auto Retouch Brush
  • How to use Selection Control Points
  • How to use new Selection Gradient tools
  • Appendix listing of every tool in Capture NX2 with a description of what it does and when to use it

 

 

Q: What software is required to view your eBooks?

A: You'll need a ZIP utility to extract the downloaded files, and the eBook PDF file requires Adobe Reader version 6.0 or later. It won't work with earlier versions or on Mac Preview. If you are having trouble, try opening the file from within Adobe Reader instead of double-clicking.

 

 

Q: Is The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2 available on CD-ROM?

A: Yes.  Check the ordering page for details on how to purchase the eBook on CD.

 

 

Q: Can I make a printed copy of The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2?

A: Absolutely. Registered owners are permitted to print a copy for personal use.

 

 

Q: I've recently purchased a copy of the Guide, where are the sample NEFs?

A: The sample NEFs are available from the private users' area of my website. Refer to the instructions that came with your eBook to access this site and download the NEFs.

 

 

Do you offer any instructional videos to accompany the eBook?

A: Yes.  I offer a set of seventeen (17) companion videos that reinforce concepts from the book.

 

How can I purchase The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2?

A: Simply go to my online store, and you can order the Guide right away!

 

 

Q: I've ordered the Guide from your online store. Where is my download code?

A: You should receive an email with the download code for your product after you check-out from the store. If you don't see the email after a few hours, check to see if the email hasn't been placed in a SPAM folder.

 

Q: I received my order receipt email from Kagi, but there is no download code!

A: Very rarely, ISPs will scrub out HTML code from email messages. If that is the case, contact me and I'll send you your download code.

 

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: For downloadable products, all sales are final. Once you receive a download code, you own the eBook.  If you have problems with your download, contact me and I'll work with you to resolve any issues.