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I've never taken raw images before but I want to try now. I need to find software that is inexpensive to edit and view the files. What does everyone recommend? Lightroom costs about $10/mo. Hate to get that to start out but it seems to be what most recommend. I have a copy of Photoshop Elements 11 but haven't loaded it on this computer yet. I never had much luck with editing anything on it anyway. Should I load it and try it? 



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Depends which computer operating your using.

If Windows10, how about Nikon's free NX Studio, available to download from Nikon direct?

 

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If you want something free and reliable, why not give Capture NX-D and ViewNX-i a try. Available as either standalone installers or one install for both from Nikon's support page. Available for current versions of MacOS and Windows.

 

NX Studio works well on some systems and not so well on others. It is new and has some bugs still.



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Thanks. I'm running Windows 10. I tried to download NX-D and Windows blocks the download. Says this type of file can damage your xxxxx something.



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The install might need to be run as admin. I am not familiar with the current Windows boxen as I have used mainly Macs since the System 7 days.



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There is probably wisdom in going to the Mac. They are expensive though less susceptible to corruption. 



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At one point a few years ago (probably 10 years now...) I did some comparisons.  At that time the Windows systems with the same hardware specs (CPU, Memory and Storage) were basically the same price as a Mac.  The difference is you can buy Windows boxes with lesser hardware at a lower price.

 

I expect you will need to be an Admin to install any of the apps on a Windows system however I expect it was just giving you the "warning" that you were going to run an application that had been downloaded from the Internet and it could cause problems if you don't trust the source..


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