Homebrew Nikon

All current Nikon apps, handily installable via homebrew.

Nikon Programs, available in Homebrew

If you found this repo, you probably know what this is. All current Nikon apps, handily installable via homebrew.

Currently available Nikon programs via this repo are

program cask name
NX Studio nx-studio
Capture NX-D capture-nx-d
ViewNX-i viewnx-i
NX Tether nx-tether
Webcam Utility nikon-webcam-utility
KeyMission 360/170 Utility keymission-360-170-utility
Camera Control Pro 2 camera-control-pro-2
Nikon Message Center 2 nikon-message-center-2
IPTC Preset Manager iptc-preset-manager
Picture Control Utility 2 picture-control-utility-2
Wireless Transmitter Utility wireless-transmitter-utility

Why aren't these casks available in the homebrew-cask repo?

As stated in the homebrew docs, some providers use measurements to block command-line downloads. Nikon is one of them. Those aren't welcome to be added to the main repository.

Okay, how do I install these casks?

Recommended way is brew tap sal0max/nikon and then brew install <formula>.

Alternatively you can also do brew install sal0max/nikon/<formula>

What do those programs do? Do I need them?

NX Studio

Nikons newest photo and video editing application.

An image-processing suite designed for viewing, processing and editing images captured with Nikon digital cameras.

NX Studio integrates the image viewing features of ViewNX-i and processing/editing features of Capture NX-D into one piece of software.

Capture NX-D

Basically Nikons official RAW converter.

Similar to ViewNX-i, but designed specifically for the processing of images in Nikon’s unique RAW (nef/nrw) formats. Used in combination with ViewNX-i, it offers a smooth imaging workflow from image selection to RAW processing.

Also, check out this comparison of Capture NX-D with ViewNX-i.

Replaces Capture NX 2.


Designed primarily as an image browser, it can be used with other software to improve to the post-shooting experience. It also supports map displays based on image location data and can be used with social media and other web services.

The Software includes the ViewNX-Movie Editor for movie processing and editing. It ca be used for basic image editing of jpeg and tiff images and convert nef photos to other formats.

Replaces ViewNX 2.

NX Tether

NX Tether is a simple, streamlined tethering shooting utility for compatible Nikon cameras. Transfer every shot you take to a laptop or computer automatically in real-time. Import shots into your favorite editing software in the moment. Monitor and adjust key camera settings — all in a free software.

Supported cameras: all Z series cameras, D780 and D6 DSLRs

Webcam Utility

Webcam Utility lets a Nikon camera be used as a webcam when connected to a computer via USB. The camera will function as a webcam when “Webcam Utility” is selected as an external camera in a web conferencing app.

Supported cameras: all Z series cameras, D6, D5, D850, D810, D780, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5600, D5500, D5300, D3500

KeyMission 360/170 Utility

A companion app for the KeyMission 360 and KeyMission 170 cameras. Let's you edit and export the video and image footage. You also can adjust camera settings like e.g. the frame rate.

Camera Control Pro 2

Basically for studio usage to tether the camera with the pc and immidiately transfer all newly shot images to the computer.

Usable for a 30 day trial periode. After that a key is required. Alternatives would be e.g. Entangle (Linux), digiCamControl (Windows) or qDslrDashboard.

Nikon Message Center 2

The software lets you check when updates are available for Nikon software and firmware.

IPTC Preset Manager

IPTC metadata are data like location, comments or image captions. They can be included in both jpeg and nef image files.

Some selected cameras like the D5, D4, D4S and D500 support IPTC presets. There can be several different presets on a memory card. The IPTC presets stored on the camera can be viewed during playback by holding down the OK button and pressing down. To embed IPTC information in the current image, highlight a preset and press OK.

This application allows to generate these presets.

Picture Control Utility 2

Nikon Picture Control is basically Nikons system how to process RAW image data. Default options are e.g. Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape and Flat. Those profiles are used both in-camera and in some Nikon PC applications.

A profile defines settings on clarity, contrast, brightness, saturation and many more.

In-camera, a profile is applied when saving images as jpeg instead of nef. But more importingly it is also used when previewing an image. Profiles are also being used in post-processing with applications like ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D. This program is included in both of them.

This software allows creating and editing of new profiles.

More info on the topic can be found on nikonusa.com. The default profiles are explained there, too.

Wireless Transmitter Utility

Use this application to adjust network settings and more for

  • all Z series cameras (compatible with built-in camera Wi-Fi)
  • D6 cameras (compatible with built-in camera Wi-Fi and Ethernet)
  • D5, D4S and D4 cameras (compatible with built-in camera Ethernet)
  • WT-7, WT-6, WT-5, and WT-4 wireless transmitters
  • UT-1 communication units (with or without WT-5)

When a camera is connected via this application, it can be used to transfer images from the camera to the computer.

Formerly called WT-4 Setup Utility.

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