Problem updating nikon nx
My workflow for years has included Nikon Transfer since it allowed me to rename, add metadata and transfer files from my memory cards to external hard drives simultaneously and seamlessly.
I also used View NX2 because it allowed me to quickly review and rate photographs, which in turn helped me cull thousands of pictures down to the keepers.
The moral of the story is pretty obvious for software users: keep your software updated and test and retest your workflow whenever you get a new camera.
I had already tested my workflow with my D800 and my main computer and found no issues.
There is a license key problem updating to the new CNX2 2.2.6 version.
If you need to use this version and it doesn't accept your valid license key, uninstall it and reinstall it as the 30-day trial. There is a license key problem updating to the new CNX2 2.2.6 version.
The small issue however quickly turned into a nightmare when I began opening the NEF files in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw).
Instead of opening up a 7360 x 4912 pixel file, files measured a measly 1632X1080 pixel.
Do not turn the camera off, remove or disconnect the power source, or operate camera controls during the update.
If Nikon requires users to update their software in order for it to be compatible with new cameras, they should simply make the two incompatible. I can’t risk having software in my workflow that can corrupt files at a moments notice without giving me a heads up.
Meaning, I would rather the software not recognize the D800 than recognize it and corrupt files. As a result of all this, I have decided to move on from Nikon software. However, my mistake is your learning opportunity, so please be careful when dealing with Nikon’s software suite.
Other than that, I don't really use the netbook since it’s a bit too small for day-to-day use.
Therefore, software on it can become outdated since Nikon software updates are generally tied to the availability of new cameras and rarely offer new functionality.Unfortunately, I found out the hard way and I hope that this short blog/rant will help you avoid making the same mistake and also show you how to fix the corrupted NEF files.