Nikon



D3  

Downloading Optional Picture Controls

 

—Macintosh—

  Thank you for purchasing Nikon products. This guide describes how to download the optional picture controls.


  System Requirements
Before downloading optional picture controls, be sure your system meets the following requirements:
 
 
OS Mac OS X (version 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.3)
CPU Power PC G4/G5, Intel Core Solo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Xeon
Hard-disk space 5 MB free
RAM 32 MB
Miscellaneous Built-in USB port required
 
     


Get ready

  To upgrade the camera firmware, you will need:
The camera
Card reader and the computer
 
For the camera equipped with Mass Storage, choosing Mass Storage from USB option allows you to connect the camera to the computer by using the USB cable.
One of the following power sources:
  — An AC adapter
  — Fully charged battery
A Nikon-approved memory card
The camera manual
 
All data in memory card get erased when it is initialized. Please copy all necessary data in the card (e.g. in the computer) before initializing the memory card.


Download and extract the Optional Picture Controls

  Click the I agree - Begin download link on the download site and download a disk image file containing the optional picture controls to the desktop. When the downloaded .dmg file is double clicked, disk image is mounted and a folder by the name “NIKON” is created inside the disk image. Please confirm that optional picture controls files (“.NOP”) are created inside this folder.
The file name and numbers of files differ depending on the downloaded optional picture controls and the model.
 
Mac OS X Version 10.4, 10.5
Automatic extraction requires archive expansion software compatible with StuffIt Expander, available from Allume Systems, Inc. If the firmware update is not automatically extracted, install StuffIt Expander or other compatible archive expansion software and extract the update.


Copy the Picture Controls to a memory card

  To copy the optional picture controls to memory card, a computer is used.
 
1 Insert the already formatted memory card into card reader connected to the computer.
For the camera equipped with Mass Storage, choosing Mass Storage from USB option allows you to connect the camera to the computer by using the USB cable.
If Nikon Transfer is installed, it will start automatically; to exit, select Quit Nikon Transfer from the Nikon Transfer menu.
 
2 A volume corresponding to the camera will appear on the desktop. Copy the “NIKON” folder from the disk image created in Step to the camera volume.
 
Important
Copy the “NIKON” folder directly to the top (root) level of the camera volume. The camera will not recognize the optional picture controls if the “NIKON” folder is inside another folder.
 
Once the copying has finished, open the “NIKON” folder and check that “.NOP” files are all copied.
 
Note:  The number of exposures remaining will decrease when optional picture controls are copied to the memory card.
 
3 Drag the camera volume into the Trash and remove the memory card from the card reader.


Copy the Picture Controls to the camera

 
Note:  This explanation is based on D3.
 
1 Insert the memory card containing the optional picture controls into slot 1.
   
2 Turn the camera on.
   
3 Press the button and select Load/save for the Manage Picture Control option in the shooting menu.
In the case of D3, insert the memory card into slot 1. This is not displayed when it is inserted into slot 2.
 
4 Select Copy to camera.
 
5 Highlight an optional picture control and press .
The file name and numbers of files differ depending on the downloaded optional picture controls.
 
6 Highlight a destination for the optional Picture Control and press . Any Picture Control currently stored in the selected destination will be overwritten.
 
Settings for the optional Picture Control can be viewed using the Save/edit option in the Manage Picture Control menu. See the camera manual for details.
The file name and numbers of files differ depending on the downloaded optional picture controls.
 
This completes the process of downloading and installing optional Picture Controls.