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Picture Control Utility 2 (Windows)

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  • Windows
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This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to have accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement. Be sure you understand the terms of the agreement before beginning download.

About Picture Control Utility 2

Picture Control Utility 2 is used to edit and manage Picture Controls. Starting from NEF (RAW) images or custom Picture Controls copied from a camera, you can create and save new custom Picture Controls. Custom Picture Controls created in Picture Control Utility 2 can be used with NX Studio or Camera Control Pro or exported to a memory card for import to a camera.

  • • This software is distributed as a file named “S-PCU2__-020409WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe”. Download and run the file to perform the update.
  • • When performing the update, log in to an account with administrator privileges.
  • • Before beginning installation, exit all other applications, including any anti-virus software.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Product Description
Name Picture Control Utility 2 Version 2.4.9
File name S-PCU2__-020409WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
System requirements
Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Note: Pre-installed versions only. 64-bit editions supported; runs as a native 64-bit application on 64-bit systems.
CPU Celeron or Pentium Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or better, or Core i series 1.6 GHz or better (Core i5 or better recommended)
RAM 4 GB or more
Hard-disk space A minimum of 300 MB available on the start-up disk
  • Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
  • Colors: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
Miscellaneous Note that the above system requirements are for when the software is used as a stand-alone application. When it is used with other applications, a system that more than meets the requirements of the other applications is recommended. A memory card formatted in the camera and a card reader connected to a built-in USB port are required for the import and export of custom Picture Controls.
Supported cameras
  • Cameras That Support “NCP” Custom Picture Controls
  • • Z 9, Z 7, Z 7II, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 5, Z 50, and Z fc cameras
  • • D6, D5, D4-series, D3-series, Df, D850, D810, D810A, D800-series, D780, D750, D700, D610, D600, D500, D300-series, D7500, D7200, D7100, D7000, D5600, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, and D90 cameras
  • • All Nikon 1 series cameras except the Nikon 1 J5
  • • COOLPIX A cameras
  • Cameras That Support “NP2” Custom Picture Controls
  • • Z 9, Z 7, Z 7II, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 5, Z 50, and Z fc cameras
  • • D6, D5, D850, D810, D810A, D780, D750, D500, D7500, D7200, D5500, and D5600 cameras
  • Cameras That Support “NP3” Custom Picture Controls
  • • Z 9, Z 7, Z 7II, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 5, Z 50, and Z fc cameras
  • • D6 and D780 cameras
Note: Some of the above products may not have been announced or released in all countries or regions.
  • • This software can display previews of NEF and NRW files created with all supported Nikon digital cameras except the COOLPIX 8800, COOLPIX 8700, COOLPIX 8400, COOLPIX 5700, COOLPIX 5400, and COOLPIX 5000.
  • • When creating custom Picture Controls, use RAW images taken with your camera to preview the effect. The color reproduction in pictures shot using custom Picture Controls created with images from other cameras may differ from the preview.
  • • When importing custom tone curves created with existing applications, this software will load only the first 20 anchor points, starting from the white point. Any additional points will be lost.
  • • Picture Control Utility 2 cannot be launched while Picture Control Utility is running; exit Picture Control Utility before launching Picture Control Utility 2. Similarly, Picture Control Utility cannot be launched while Picture Control Utility 2 is running.
  • • Changes made with other Nikon software are not reflected in Picture Control Utility 2.
  • • Depending on the model of the camera you use and the model of camera with which the picture was taken, you may be unable to use NEF/NRW (RAW) files created with other cameras as previews, in which case the default image will be used instead.

For information on using this software, select Picture Control Utility 2 Help in the Picture Control Utility 2 Help menu.

Changes from Version 2.4.8 to 2.4.9
  • • Added support for the Z 9.
  • • Ended support for 32-bit operating systems.
  1. Create a folder on the hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download S-PCU2__-020409WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run S-PCU2__-020409WF-ALLIN-ALL___.exe to launch the installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.


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