Nikon offers up NX Studio, a Mac and Windows photo and movie editing app, for free
While there are a few free desktop photo and video editing apps out there already for Windows and Macs, most are fairly rudimentary. This, of course, has forced most people who take these pursuits even semi-seriously to stump up the cash for products from Adobe and others. Camera maker Nikon, however, has decided to launch its latest photo and video editing software called NX Studio completely free.
Naturally, the software is designed to integrate closely with Nikon’s cameras, but it will work with RAW photo files in addition to .NEF and .NRW files. It also works with regular JPEG and TIFF files for those less worried about more professional image editing workflows. The app supports everything from basic editing tools like cropping and straightening images to making more immersive enhancements including retouching, applying corrections, adjusting colors and the exposure of parts of images.
The movie editor supports the ability to trim unwanted footage, add background music, splice together multiple clips into one video and create slideshows with both still and moving images. As with the photo editing capabilities of NX Studio, users will be able to retouch and edit parts of a video frame or footage as required. Users can fine-tune light, chroma and hue to get just the right look they are after. As you would expect, social features and sharing to YouTube are also integrate into the app.
Nikon NX Studio is available now to download free for either Mac or Windows.