Moving to Lightroom: A Primer for Capture NX2 Users

  • May 10, 2014 · 12:00 PM
  • GoToMeeting Live Webinar via Internet

Introduction to Lightroom from a Capture NX2 User's Perspective

I made the switch to Lightroom from Nikon's Capture NX2 in 2012. Along the way, I had to retrain myself to use Lightroom's tools. Of course, I made some mistakes. If you're considering making the move to Lightroom, this class will show you the ropes so that you can avoid some common pitfalls and have a smooth transition from a Capture NX2 workflow to Lightroom.

Course Outline

• The Lightroom Environment and how it differs from CNX2
• Preparing your Nikon NEF files for import into Lightroom
• What to do with NEFs that you've edited in Capture NX2
• Basics of the Library module for file management
• Fundamentals of the Develop module for RAW processing, including local adjustments and sharpening tools
• How to process your NEFs to match Nikon's Picture Controls
• How to send images to external editors like Photoshop
• How to share images edited in Lightroom

All participants will receive a printable PDF copy of the course presentation notes.

This class is limited to 25 participants. Please RSVP by 6pm MDT on Friday, May 9th so that I can send everyone the class materials on-time.

System Requirements

This course is online via GoToMeeting. You will need a broadband Internet connection to stream the live broadcast. For audio, you'll need a computer with speakers and a microphone or you can use a telephone. If you don't have a microphone, you can still ask questions via the text chat window.

I will send all participants the login information one day prior to the course via the email address associated with your Meetup account.

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  • Paul L.

    Excellent; it answered many questions that I had.

    May 10

  • Nick D

    Jason did a great job explaining the Lightroom workflow to the CNX2 user

    May 10

  • Bob W.

    How do I log in???

    May 10

  • Joe S.

    Jason, I just read the handout. It is great. Sometime tomorrow, please address the following: I have made all of my metadata and IPTC changes to NEF files in Nikon View NX2. Are these now imbedded in the NEFs or in sidecar files? I have used Downloader Pro to import images to my pc. Can I continue with this program or should I Import from my cards using only LR? Thanks, Joe Smith

    May 9

  • Jason O.


    I just sent out the meeting login info via email to all registered attendees. Please make sure your email is not filtering messages from [masked] into your SPAM folder. :)

    May 9

  • Jason O.

    Class login instructions will be sent out tomorrow.


    May 8

  • Chris S.

    Like many others here, I was quite happy using CNX2 but Nikon had other ideas so I am learning Lightroom. Looks like 10 May is full so hoping for a new date some time soon.

    May 6

  • Flusche Phillip A

    Since I am really new to LR5 I have been playing catchup by trying to find online tutorials. The best yet are at Still working my way through. If I can get a little but conversant with it before the class I think it will help so I know what is being talked about. Otherwise I would be baffled.

    April 30, 2014

    • Jason O.

      Philip- I present this class with the assumption the participants know little or nothing about Lightroom. You'll be fine.

      May 1, 2014

  • Wes I.

    Hi Jason. Your E-book Guide to CNX2 was a great help to me when I started using it 3 years ago. But with the handwriting on the wall, I purchased LR5 last year. With the May 10 class full, I'm hoping you'll be able to schedule more soon.

    April 30, 2014

  • Jason O.

    Due to a cancellation, I've got one spot open for anyone interested.

    April 30, 2014

  • Jason O.

    This class is full. I'll keep you posted when I can schedule more.

    April 28, 2014

  • Paul L.

    I just signed up for the May 10th class. Is the time zone Mountain or Eastern?

    April 27, 2014

    • Jason O.

      Paul, the time is noon Mountain. 2pm Eastern.

      April 27, 2014

  • Charlie L.

    Where is the login information? How do I connect to the class?

    April 26, 2014

  • Barbara W.

    Was hoping to attend the 4/26 class but it's full. We're leaving for Tuscany on the 10th…..any chance that it will be offered again?

    April 24, 2014

  • Earl M.

    I've clicked on every button on this site and fail to have a an opportunity to pay the tuition. Maybe my computer is suffering from something. What am I overlooking?

    April 24, 2014

    • Jason O.

      Earl- you click the "I'm going" button, and you'll get a pop-up window with payment information at the bottom.

      April 24, 2014

    • Jason O.

      Under "Are you going?" click YES. Then a pop-up comes up that says "Pay Now."

      April 24, 2014

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