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    ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D how to get back to original

    I croped and printed an image but now I would like to get back to the full size original. I am once again confounded by Nikon's software and have no idea how to make this happen. I searched this forum and searched the help file but can't seem to use the perfectly correct Nikon terms to locate any help. Can someone please tell me how to beg the software into letting me see the original again? I thought that was one reason to use this sw to begin with??


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    Re: ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D how to get back to original

    Quote Originally Posted by Sempusa View Post
    I croped and printed an image but now I would like to get back to the full size original. I am once again confounded by Nikon's software and have no idea how to make this happen. I searched this forum and searched the help file but can't seem to use the perfectly correct Nikon terms to locate any help. Can someone please tell me how to beg the software into letting me see the original again? I thought that was one reason to use this sw to begin with??
    As I understand your post you cropped a .jpg image then saved it, post-crop, using the same file name. Is that correct? If that IS what you did then I'm sorry to say there is no getting those cropped pixels back: when you saved the cropped version you over-wrote the larger, un-cropped image and now that's all there is - the smaller, cropped .jpg image. This isn't related to the software you used, it's a work-flow error. What you probably should have done is save the cropped version with a different file name, indicating it's a cropped version of your original image.

    Further, it sounds like you may have thought you were processing using what's called a non-destructive workflow since (I assume) you were using Nikon software, when in fact you were not. Destructive editing occurs when a file is processed and the new file overwrites the original, unprocessed file and, as I said, there is no way to undo a file that has been destructively edited once the file is saved. Nondestructive editing does not alter the original image data or degrade the image but requires a different workflow.

    If you have a copy of your original .jpg somewhere else (on the memory card, your computer, the cloud, etc.) you can start-over processing that image. Otherwise you're pretty much out of luck I'm afraid.
    Last edited by Horoscope Fish; 09-17-2020 at 06:10 PM.
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    Re: ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D how to get back to original

    I don't know how it finds its way there, but all my files go into an IMAGE BACKUP and also a Nikon Transfer folder when I upload my images. Those in the Image Backup folder are untouched.





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