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Thank you for purchasing the Nikon Digital Camera D1 and Nikon 
Capture software.  Throughout this document, the word "camera" 
refers to the Nikon D1.  This document contains the latest available 
information, which may not be included in the user's manual.

We recommend you to read two other readme files. The "Readme2.txt" 
files gives you information about some of limitations of operations 
and the "Readme3.htm" describes details of the Nikon Color 
Management System.

1. Recommendations
The folders to be used for temporary files and for image thumbnails 
can be set in the "File Locations" tab in the Preferences Dialog.  For 
best results, set both of these folders to drives with at least 500 MB 
of free space.

For the Camera:
In order to minimize the time lag after pressing the camera's 
shutter-release button, you can set Custom Setting #30 to "C" on the 
camera.  This can also be done with Nikon Capture by opening the 
Camera Control Window, selecting the "Mechanical" tab, and setting 
the Shooting Mode to "Continuous".  To avoid unexpected shots 
when pressing the camera's shutter-release button, you can set 
Custom Setting #26 (Maximum number of consecutive shots in 
continuous shooting mode) to 1.

2. What's new on the version 1.1

2.1. Wider support for IEEE1394 controllers 
You can use Nikon Capture with the Adaptec's IEEE1394 controllers 
model 8920 and 8945 but also any other vendor IEEE1394 board 
or PC-card IEEE1394 interface controllers for laptops computers. 
If you are going to use controllers other then the Adaptec 8920 
and 8945, there is a strong possibility that you will not have 
correct operation unless Windows 98 Second Edition is installed. In some other 
cases there may be a conflict between the Adaptec IEEE 1394 controller 
and the USB interface system on your PC. Adaptec indicates that 
Windows 98 Second Edition may resolve the problem in some cases, but in other 
cases it may not. Please check with Adaptec for updates if you 
own a 8920 or 8945 IEEE 1394 Controller Card. You may need to disable 
the USB interface in your PC to use the Adaptec 8920 or 8945 cards 
even if you use Windows 98 Second Edition for your OS.

2.2. Windows HTML View available
You can view the Nikon Capture Help file throughout the Windows 
HTML help function. In order to use this function, IE Ver. 3.02 or 
later (In case of Windows95, IE Ver. 4.0 or later) should be installed 
on your machine.

3. Major bug fixes on the version 1.1
A lot of minor problems that existed with version 1.0 had been fixed on 
the version 1.1. Followings are the major bug fixes for version 1.1.

3.1. Color difference between Nikon Capture and Adobe Photoshop
Color difference between an image displayed in the Nikon Capture window 
and the same image in the PhotoShop window is now minimal. There was 
large difference between them using the version 1.0 Nikon Capture that 
was caused by a problem in Nikon Capture. You may notice that there is 
very small difference even with the 1.1 version of Nikon Capture. 
Nikon and Adobe engineers are working to find out what causes this 

4. General Limitations and Information
4.1. Your system doesn't recognize the D1 connected with IEEE1394. 
When you use any IEEE 1394 interface card other than the Adaptec's 
IEEE1394 board with Windows98 Second Edition, Nikon capture may 
not recognize the camera even though the camera is connected to 
the machine. You can confirm the status of the camera connection 
by checking an indicator located at the bottom left corner of the 
Nikon Capture tool palette. It shows "red" when Nikon Capture 
cannot find the camera and shows "green" when it finds the camera, 
just like a traffic signal.In this case, please make sure the 
camera is connected to the system correctly by the following procedure.

1) Open the Device Manager by holding the "ALT" key and double 
clicking on the "My Computer" Icon
2) Select the "device manager" tab from the shown "System property"
3) Make sure the "Nikon D1" Is showing as a registered device

If " Nikon D1" isn't registered, please follow the check list
Called  "cannot recognize the camera" from the AppendixA:Troubleshooting" 
in your D1 user guide HotConnect software is only required if you 
are using the Adaptec IEEE1394 Controllers. 

If Nikon Capture does not recognize the "Nikon D1" Even though it 
had been registered, you will find it listed under "other or Unknown 
device", if this is the current conditions, the Camera's driver 
software download may not have had been done correctly. Follow these 
steps to register the D1 with the Windows Device manager.

a) Select the "Nikon D1" registered on the "Other device" and click 
the "Properties" button.
b) Click the "Reinstall Driver" button.
c) "Update Device Driver Wizard" is shown. Push the "NEXT" bottom.
d) Select the "Search for a better driver than the one your device 
is using now (Recommended)" then click the "next" button. 
e) Insert the Nikon Capture CD-ROM into your computer. If the computer 
displays the "Welcome window", please close the window by pressing 
the "Exit" button. You do not need to do anything if your computer 
does not display the"Welcome window".
f) Select  "CD-ROM drive" as the target drive and click the "next" button.
g) If the "Windows driver file search for the device:" is shown click 
the "Next" button.
h) If the "Windows has finished installing an updated driver for your 
hardware device" Is shown, click the "Finished" button.
i) When you finished installing the driver software, you should follow 
the operation #1 to #3 and check whether the camera Is recognized 
by "Nikon Capture" or not. 

4.2 Automatic Meter Switch-Off
When the camera's Mode Dial is set to "PC", the length of time 
before the exposure meter switches off is extended to 3 minutes.  
When the camera is connected to Nikon Capture, this time is 
extended to 15 minutes.  You can change this so that the camera 
always remains on by changing the setting on the "General" tab in 
the Preferences Dialog.
When this setting is 15 minutes, after 15 minutes of inactivity, the 
camera will go into a "sleep" mode.  At this time, the camera will 
disconnect from Nikon Capture, and the green connection indicator 
will change to red.  It is not possible to reactivate the camera through 
software.  To reactivate the camera, you must perform some function 
on the camera body, such as half-pressing the shutter-release 

4.3. Deleting Images from a CF Card
Protected and Hidden files on a CF Card will not be deleted when 
you choose "Delete Images in Camera" from the Camera menu, or 
"Delete Images on Card" from the File menu.  These files WILL be 
deleted when you choose "Format Card in Camera" from the 
Camera menu.

4.4.Single Shooting Mode
When Custom Setting #30 is set to S, or the "Shooting Mode" in the 
Camera Control Window is set to "Single", the camera's shutter-
release button will be locked immediately after taking a photograph, 
and will remain locked until the camera is finished processing that 
photograph.  If you press the shutter-release button during this time, 
the next shot will be taken after the camera is finished processing the 
current photograph.

4.5. Saving Images on a CF Card
Images cannot be saved on the camera's CF card while the camera 
is connected to Nikon Capture.  When connected, all images are 
transferred to the computer.  If you want to save images on the CF 
Card, you must exit Nikon Capture, remove the IEEE 1394 cable 
from the camera, or change the Mode Dial from "PC" to something 
else (S or C).

4.6. Shooting RAW Data Images
When Nikon Capture starts, it forces Custom Setting #28 to be 1.  
This enables the camera to shoot RAW data images.  You cannot 
change Custom Setting #28 while Nikon Capture is running.  To 
change this setting, you need to exit Nikon Capture or remove the 
IEEE 1394 cable from the camera.

4.7. Opening Image Files in Nikon Capture
Nikon Capture can open only image files that were created by the 
camera.  Furthermore, images which have been loaded into Nikon 
Capture and saved using the "Save Final Image" option in the File 
menu cannot be reopened with Nikon Capture.  To save images so 
that they can be reopened by Nikon Capture, you need to use the 
"Save Original Image" option in the File menu.

4.8. Time Lapse Photography Limit
When you shoot images using the Time Lapse Photography Dialog, 
and the delay time set is shorter than the time necessary to transfer 
and process an image in Nikon Capture, the next shot will be delayed 
until the processing of the current shot is finished.

4.9. Unsharp Mask
When using the Unsharp Mask Window, set the Halo Width to the 
smallest value you can, while maintaining the desired effect.  
Increasing the Halo Width will increase the image processing time.

4.10. User-defined Custom Curve (Camera Curves) Limitation
You can change the tone compensation by using Custom Setting 
#24.  This function also allows you to define your own tone 
compensation curve, using the "Edit Camera Curves Dialog" in 
Nikon Capture.  When using your own tone compensation curve, that 
curve will be used for JPEG (Fine, Normal, and Basic) and TIFF 
(RGB and YCbCr) data formats.  The curve will NOT be used for 
images using the RAW data format.  When the RAW data format is 
selected, the "Normal" tone compensation curve will be used.

4.11. Histogram
A histogram for the current image is shown in the Curves Window.  
This histogram is for the entire image, not only for the cropped area.  

4.12. Reset button of the Curves Window
The Reset button in the Curves Window resets the information on all 
channels.  You can reset the information on the selected channel 
alone by holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the Reset button.

4.13. Image Resolution
If you choose"Pixel" as the unit for the "Width" and "Height" 
setting on the "Image resolution / Image size" window, the resolution 
setting will no longer be valid.And if the file is saved at the 
above setting, the resolution will be recorded at 300dpi.

4.14. Sample Image in the Edit Camera Curves Dialog
The sample image displayed in the Edit Camera Curves Dialog can 
be changed by selecting an appropriate image, and choosing the 
"Use for Camera Curves Sample" option in the Image menu.  Once 
you change the image used as the sample, it cannot be set back to 
the factory default. The sample image can only be set when the 
image was taken in the Raw Data mode. We recommend you take several 
test shots after setting the new table. When you do this, please 
remember that you need to use either JPEG or TIFF formats, and set 
the tone compensation custom setting (#24) to"CS" which is 
called:"user defined custom curve".

4.15. Create Copy 
When you create a copy of an image by using the "Create Copy" 
option in the File menu, all settings in the Size / Resolution Window, 
Curves Window, Color Adjustment Window, and Unsharp Mask 
Window are copied to the new image.

4.16. Selection of Profiles
When you select a monitor profile in the CMS tab of the Preferences 
Dialog, you must select a monitor profile.  If another profile (such as a 
printer profile) is selected, Nikon Capture may not work properly.  
Also when selecting a CMYK separation profile, be sure to select a 
profile which has a CMYK color space.

4.17. Saving Multiple Thumbnails
When you select two or more thumbnails in the Camera Image 
Window and choose "Save Final Image" or "Save Original Image" 
from the File menu, extensions are not added to the file names.  If 
you need extensions, press the "File Names..." button and put the 
extension in the Suffix box.  Generally, ".TIF" is used for TIFF files, 
".JPG" is used for JPEG files, ".PCT" is used for PICT files, and 
".NEF" is used for NEF files.

4.18. Pressing the Shoot Button Repeatedly
In the Camera Control Window, if you press the "shoot" button two 
times quickly, the button does not look as if it has been pressed.  The 
second shot will sometimes be taken after the first shot has been 
transferred to the computer.

4.19. Flexible Program Steps
The number of steps set for Flexible Program displayed in the 
Camera Control Window shows the number of "clicks" on the 
camera's main command dial (Rotation to CCW is [+] and rotation to 
CW is [-]).  This is the same value shown in the Camera Settings 
Section in the Camera Image Window.
The effect on the shutter speed and aperture values depends on 
Custom Setting #2 (EV Steps for Exposure Control).  Therefore, 
under the same conditions, if you set the same value for Flexible 
Program as in a previous photograph, you may get different results if 
Custom Setting #2 is set differently.

4.20 Using the "Auto save" function:
When you use the "Auto save" function, please note that the 
"color balance", "Curve" and "Unsharp mask" behave differently 
depending on the the setting called:"Setting in next camera image" on 
the "General" tab of the preferences.

a)Using the "Use Default Settings" (Factory default):
When you select the "Use Default Settings" option, the settings for 
color correction and unsharp mask which are stored as the default 
settings will be applied. Any current settings in any open dialogue 
boxes, i.e. Unsharp Mask and /or either color balance or curves, 
will be ignored.  You can change the default settings using the 
"save as default" function for each of the above controls.

You need to use check boxes on the "auto save dialog" that will 
appear when you select the "Auto save" function, to decide whether 
or not you want to apply "color balance" or "curves" and/or 
"unsharp mask" to images that are going to be captured.  

Because you cannot use "color balance" and "curves" at the same 
time, you will only find two check boxes: one for "Color correction" 
and one for "Unsharp mask". The "color correction" check box 
represents either the "color balance" or "curves" depending on 
which one you have selected.

b)Using the "Use Current Settings" function: 
You need to use the "apply" buttons at the left top corner of the 
"color balance," "curves" and "unsharp mask" control windows to 
decide whether or not you want to apply "color balance," or "curves" 
and/or "unsharp mask" to images that are going to be captured. 
You cannot use the check boxes on the "auto save dialogue" to do this.

5. Known problems
5.1. Custom setting #19 (Aperture setting during zooming)
When Custom Setting #19 is set to 1, Nikon Capture may not control 
the aperture properly.

5.2. Curve Simulation in the Edit Camera Curves Dialog
The simulation of a curve's effect, as seen in the sample image in the 
Edit Camera Curves Dialog, may be different from an actual image 
shot using that curve.  After pressing the OK button in the dialog, the 
curve will be sent to the camera.  Please shoot a test image with 
Custom Setting #24 (Tone compensation) set to "CS", and the Data 
Format set to "JPEG" or "TIFF".

5.3. Adjust White Balance Dialog
The Adjust White Balance Dialog is a modal dialog.  When this dialog 
is displayed, the other windows cannot be moved.  After pressing the 
"Start" button in this dialog, the dialog box itself cannot moved until 
you are finished sampling points.  Make sure that the part of the 
image that you want to sample is not covered by this dialog when you 
press the "Start" button.

5.4. Using Photoshop with Nikon Capture 
Nikon Capture allows you to select an "external application" in the 
Preferences Dialog with which to open saved images.  If you are using 
Windows NT 4.0 and the "external application" is set to Photoshop 5.0 
or Photoshop 5.0 LE, you may get one of the following error messages 
when Nikon Capture tries to launch Photoshop.
Photoshop 5.0: "Could not open the document. Could not find the file."
Photoshop 5.0LE: "Could not find the file. The process is aborted."
In this case, you can open Photoshop manually (from the Start 
menu) and open the desired files from there.

5.5. Changing Multi AF area using Nikon Capture
When you change the focus area using the "camera control" window of 
Nikon Capture, it actually changes the focus area from one area to the 
other, however the "focus area display" in the camera viewfinder will 
not be updated and stays at the initial position. Please use the 
"focus area selector" on the back of the camera if you need to update 
the AF area display in the camera viewfinder.

6. File Versions
Program files version are as follows;



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