Nikon Transfer is designed to help you safely transfer photos from your Nikon camera or memory card to your hard disk. The application is now included in ViewNX, an advanced digital photos viewer, but the developer still provides it as a separate product for older computer users.
The program's interface is well-organized and comprises three different sections, one for configuring the transfer preferences, another for viewing the photos in thumbnail mode and organizing files and the third for displaying the transfer queue.
All the connected cameras and removable disks are automatically detected by the application and the containing pictures are displayed within the 'Thumbnails' section. Here, you can sort pictures by extension, date or location.
There are several file formats that Nikon Transfer supports, from common ones (such as JPEG or TIFF) to RAW images (NEF, NRW), videos (MOV, AVI) and even WAV or NDF files.
Prior to starting the transfer, you can choose to embed copyright and exhibition information into the image data or rename the pictures using a user-defined pattern. In addition, Nikon Transfer comes with a backup tool, which you can use to create a copy of all your photos.
The program can be set to automatically launch when a camera is detected and even synchronize the camera date and time with the computer.
During transfer, the application can be set to process only new photos, as well as delete the original files or not. Furthermore, you can schedule PC shutdown when the job is finished, which is useful if you have a large amount of pictures to transfer.
With Nikon Transfer, it is also possible to easily upload photos to PictureTown, provided you already have an account.
Although it is no longer developed by Nikon, the application still represents a safe and time-saving software solution for moving photos, videos and audio files from digital cameras to your PC.
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