Versions of Nikon Software

Current primary Nikon software (downloadable from

  • Nikon NX Studio 1.0.0 macOS/Windows (free). NX Studio is Nikon's all-in-one product, combining the features of Capture and View. Last updated March 2021.
  • Nikon Capture NX-D version 1.6.5 macOS/Windows (free). Capture NX-D is a raw converter for NEF and NRW files that is based upon Silkypix. Last updated March 2021.
  • Nikon ViewNX-i version 1.4.5 macOS, Windows (free). View NX-i is a new image browsing program that replaces ViewNX2. Last updated March 2021. 
  • Nikon Picture Control Utility version 2.4.7 macOS/Windows (free). Bundled with the above three products, this utility lets you modify Nikon’s Picture Controls and save those to be loaded on your camera. Last updated October 2020.
  • Nikon Camera Control Pro 2.33.1 macOS/Windows (US$180). Camera Control Pro allows for shooting tethered as well as interactively changing camera settings from a computer. Last updated February 2021. 
  • Distortion Control Data version 2.018 macOS/Windows (free). The data tables for Nikkor lenses that is used to correct linear distortion, chromatic aberration, and vignetting. You may need the latest version for recent Nikkor lenses if you have an older camera. Last updated January 2020.
  • IPTC Preset Manager 1.2.0 (Windows only; Mac version deprecated). Also you to edit and manage your IPTC data files for the cameras that support IPTC entry in camera (D500, D4 series, D5, D6). Last updated January 2020.
  • Nikon Webcam Utility 1.0.1 (macOS) 1.0.1 (Windows) (free). Allows Nikon cameras to be used as Webcams with programs such as Zoom or OBS.

Note: Nikon now only supports macOS 10.14 thru 11 (Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur), and Windows 10. The good news is that Nikon has gotten a little better at keeping up with the latest OS releases. The bad news is that they're dropping support of earlier releases more aggressively. "Support" doesn't necessarily mean "Works On." It means that if there are any bugs or issues, Nikon won't address them on unsupported OS versions.

Other Nikon software:

  • Nikon SnapBridge (free) iOS 2.7.1, Android 2.7.1. The SnapBridge app is needed for the D6, D500, D780, D850, D3400, D3500, D5600, D7500, Z50, Z5, Z6, Z6II, Z7, and Z7 II to communicate with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Supports time lookup, GPS for camera, transfer of images from camera to smartphone, control of camera from smartphone, raw file transfers, tablets, and more. There’s also a separate SnapBridge 170/360 version for the KeyMission 170 and 360 cameras. Last updated July 2020.
  • Wireless Mobile Utility (WMU) (free) iOS 1.5.0, Android 1.5.0. The WMU app is the older version that used with cameras that had built-in or external Wi-Fi connectors (pre-SnapBridge cameras). Last updated December 2016.
  • Nikon KeyMission 360/170 Utility macOS/Windows 1.1.0 (free). Used to copy KeyMission images to your computer and view/edit them. 360° content can be exported to create new images or videos. Camera settings can be changed when the cameras are connected via USB. Last updated February 2018.
  • Nikon ViewNX2 version 2.10.3 (free). ViewNX2 was Nikon’s previous most complete image browsing program, and includes modest raw conversion abilities, as well. Last updated May 2015.
  • Nikon Communication Unit UT-1 firmware version 2.4 (free). Firmware for the UT-1 wireless product. Last updated May 2015.
  • Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility version 1.9.4 (free). A Utility to set up Nikon’s advanced wireless functions with WT transmitters and the Nikon cameras. Last updated October 2020.
  • Nikon NEF Codec (Windows) version 1.31.1 (free). An extension for Windows that allows the operating system to understand and properly display and interact with Nikon DSLR raw files. Last updated March 2021.
  • Nikon NRW Codec (Windows) version 1.8.0 (free). An extension for Windows that allows the operating system to understand and properly display and interact with Nikon Coolpix raw files. Last updated September 2016.
  • Nikon Message Center 2.4.0 (free). A system that provides update information to you as new updates appear. Installed with some other Nikon software. Last updated 2020.
  • Short Movie Creator 1.4.0 (Mac) 1.3.1 (Windows). Last updated May 2013. 
  • Nikon N-Log 3D LUT 1.0.0 (Mac/Windows). A look-up table used in post processing of video files shot in N-Log, supported by Premiere CC, Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve. Last updated August 2019.

No longer supported or updated (many of these are still available as downloads from Nikon):

  • Nikon View version 4.4.0 replaced by View NX2
  • Nikon View NX version 1.5.2 replaced by View NX2
  • Nikon Transfer last version 1.5.2 (Mac) 1.5.3 (Windows) replaced by View NX2
  • Capture NX2 last version 2.4.7+ replaced by Capture NX-D
  • Capture NX last version 1.3.5 replaced by Capture NX-D
  • PictureProject Export Utility version 1.0.0 deprecated by OS updates
  • PictureProject version 1.7.6 replaced by View NX
  • IPTC Preset Manager 1.0.0 deprecated by Silverlight status 
  • Image Authentication Software version 1.1.1 (Windows), no longer sold or available
  • WT-3 Setup version 1.0.1
  • Wireless Camera Setup Utility version 2.1
  • WT-2 Wireless Connecting Utility version 1.0.1
  • Nikon Scan version version 4.0.2 (Mac) 4.0.3 (Windows Vista) Nikon now suggests VueScan as replacement (see Is Nikon Scan Dead?)
  • Photo Secretary, no longer available for download
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