From a file-management perspective, there is no catalog/database function.
You can browse images in folders, apply color labels and star ratings, and filter images in the browser based on those ratings and certain EXIF data.
If you’re still under the delusion that only Nikon software can properly process a NEF, then use Capture NX-D.
If you want your Picture Controls automatically applied by your RAW converter, then use Capture NX-D.
At the end of the day, Nikon’s Capture NX-D is clearly built as a browser with basic NEF/NRW file editing functions.
It cannot be considered as anything other than a front-end to Photoshop or another pixel editor.
If you had Control Points in your images, Capture NX-D will not show their effects.
Capture NX-D is built a lot like View NX2; a file browser with a built-in editor.The following entry on the Capture NX-D FAQ Page makes it pretty clear: A: We will continue to update Capture NX 2 as needed to add support for new cameras until the official version of this software is released.At this time, the official version is scheduled for release in summer this year.It’s a browser that can edit Nikon NEF/NRW files in a rudimentary fashion.Moreover, Nikon has completely abandoned the loyal Capture NX2 users and not given them a clear way forward.