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Photoninja
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:11:16 »


Thats what you get when you dont update photoninja,
btw there is a new update including the Z mounts.

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:18:48 »
I just got a message from Jim Christian, the maker of Picture Code (=Photo Ninja)

"If you shoot in either 12-bit lossless compressed or 14-bit lossless compressed, PN can open the images.   For the other formats (lossy compressed or uncompressed), you can convert to DNG and PN can work with that. "

A complete new version is coming.

"I've been slow to address these in V1.3.X because I'm completely immersed in the V2.0 project.  I actually have all the formats for the Z6/Z7 working in the V2.0 code base but can't easily migrate it to the V1.X code base."

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:28:08 »
Thats what you get when you dont update photoninja,
btw there is a new update including the Z mounts.

What is the problem here?  Wrong color of the background?
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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 10:01:11 »
What is the problem here?  Wrong color of the background?

No problem, but no true colours when you need them.

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 10:46:11 »
So what's your preferred tool for PP Fons, Akira, John?

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 12:09:33 »
So what's your preferred tool for PP Fons, Akira, John?

Since I switched to Fujifikm, I've been happy user of Capture One Express Fujifilm which was actually one of the main reasons for my switch.
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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 12:14:30 »
So what's your preferred tool for PP Fons, Akira, John?
CC is the best, if you want full control of processing your image. It helps of course if you master the layer/adjustment/masking techniques.

Photo Ninja is also strong and fast, but needs some workaround, as it is not flexible in the exact sizes for downloading your image. For Image-processing only.

And If little time, I use Irfanview, thé best quick raw-reader and processor.  Quick and flexible. And for free.

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 13:10:22 »
Thanks guys.
My PP needs are modest
- Crop
- Adjust levels
- Sharpen

I found CNX-2 worked well for me and found the Local Adjustments U-Point tools really useful.
But one drawback of moving to a D500 was losing access to CNX-2.

I find NX-D clunky to work with, so am looking at alternatives.
I had the CC subscription for a year but found PS overkill and hated LR

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 13:25:36 »
Thanks guys.
My PP needs are modest
- Crop
- Adjust levels
- Sharpen

I found CNX-2 worked well for me and found the Local Adjustments U-Point tools really useful.
But one drawback of moving to a D500 was losing access to CNX-2.

I find NX-D clunky to work with, so am looking at alternatives.
I had the CC subscription for a year but found PS overkill and hated LR

Colin, your situation coincides almost perfectly with mine.  I had never been in need of layers even while I was using CC.  I had just found that Photoshop Elements lacked some parameters of the RAW converter.

The last software I used with D750 was CNX-D and I didn't necessarily find all that different from CNX-2, although I do find that using C1 is far more intuitive.  And C1 Express Fujifilm is free!  Also Sony shooters can use C1 Express Sony.

The X-trans sensor has sometimes been criticized for its "wormy artifact", but I haven't encountered any.  I haven't used any software other than C1.
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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 13:46:26 »
It all depends on your needs, indeed.

To clarify, basically I use Irfanview, were most people use lightroom (as a kind of catalogue too) and send the files to the different processors. 

In CC I use then mainly Camera-Raw and some fine-tunings later in CC.

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 13:51:48 »
The only "special" thing I do is pano stitching.  I used Photomerge in CC and I thought I would miss CC for that.  But it turned out that Image Composite Editor (free stitching software from Microsoft) worked great.
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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2019, 14:51:40 »
The only "special" thing I do is pano stitching.  I used Photomerge in CC and I thought I would miss CC for that.  But it turned out that Image Composite Editor (free stitching software from Microsoft) worked great.
But does ICE  read NEF's?

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2019, 18:26:45 »
I mainly use photoshop the ability to use more layers for instance.

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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2019, 18:32:39 »
Since I switched to Fujifikm, I've been happy user of Capture One Express Fujifilm which was actually one of the main reasons for my switch.

Capture One is an excellent processor.  It has layers and luminosity masking.  It produces outstanding results from X-Trans files, unlike Adobe.

I have been revisiting some of my Nikon images, and obtaining noticeably improved results in C1.

But for ultimate image editing, Photoshop remains king.
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Re: Photoninja
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2019, 19:22:25 »
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