This program is a masterpiece of bad application design and horribly buggy - even if it is capable of outputting decent results.
Well, I tried the trial version a week or so ago and found it even more awkward than Capture 4 which I had abandoned. At least with Capture, you could use the safety net button - click on the eye icon - and get yourself safely into PS from whence sanity could eventually return and further work be contemplated.
The shift to trying NX2 came about because of the new 24-70 purchase and the feeling that I owed it to the lens to give it my best shot at giving it its best chance to shine. In the event, I managed to get to the stage where I had some beautiful colours up on the monitor, had managed to do a little vignetting to taste (not that there was any problem with the file, being cropped by D200 camera format anyway), as I just wanted to see how it worked out when trying to induce darkening at the corners. Then I wanted to go into PS and thatīs when the final frustration hit. I couldnīt find a way. I tried converting to TIFFs but even that failed, bringing up a notice telling me that the system lacked memory, a load of crap since I had it doubled some time ago, after having found exactly the same notice coming up with Capture 4. In the end, I just uninstalled the trial version and probably wonīt be going back.
Fortunately, I still had the material in the card so I binned the entire lot of images that had passed into/through NX2 and re-used the card reader to start again.
A pity, really, and makes me wonder why there isnīt some reasonable way that Nikon and any other maker, for that matter, canīt get together with Adobe to utilise their accepted superiorty in this direction and allow software that makes transition from the one to the other a seamless and painless operation, as it had been via the eye icon within Nikon Capture 4. Now, more than ever, mutual economic help-lines would be invaluable for all.