I intend to get D90 very soon, already reserved it, in fact. Having used D70 for the last 5 years, it's time for a major upgrade and i think D90 is a suitable upgrade.
Well, my past experience with D70 is that i took many photos but due to work commitments, hardly have time to process so i'm not too good when it comes to processing eventhough i have been shooting for about 7 years (on and off.. LOL). Hence the above question as i hope those who owns D90 or Nikon camera can share their thoughts and maybe the workflow.
I am thinking of getting Nikon Capture NX2 (is the name even right? ) to process the raw files and for correcting the lens adjustments etc. However, i understand that using NX2 will cause the Raw file to increase by about 1/3 from about 9mb to 12mb. Still, size is not a big issue as we can always get a bigger hard disk. The key here is that will NX 2 raw conversion be better than other softwares like LR, CS4 or GIMP? If it's better, then i don't mind getting the software.
For touchup of images, NX2 seems ok but perhaps LR is a better choice as it helps to catalogue and organise the photos right? I probably do not need CS4's full capacity as i usually only do minor adjustments/touch up.
Usually i only do the following:
- Touch up on blemishes, USM, red eye reduction on portraits
- Correcting horizon, colours on landscape
- White balance correction, colour saturation etc
- Simple border (ie. white or black border) and signature/watermark
- batch processing
I believe both NX2 and LR has the capacity to do all this right? If not then i probably have no choice but to go with CS4.
Not sure if what i said make sense but hopes anyone who has went through this can help. :P