My apologies if these go over old ground but I haven't had much luck searching...
I'm trying to step up a notch from my previous practices (ad hoc backups (to put it politely), Picasa for processing & sharing) and now working more with RAW files (from P340 primarily, also D60) hitherto it was just JPEGs form S6300 and P1)... Im working my way through the DAMbook, so as to get better organised. Im finding,as I get to know it, the current View NX-2 is quite good for adjusting photos and has most of what I (currently) need in that regard.
My questions are these:
Am I right that Capture NX-2 is (a) expensive and (b) about to be dropped by Nikon?
What does Capture NX-D have that View-NX2 does not?
Is the future of Nikon Image-space assured? (Ive started looking at that as a sharing tool, but Im not sure how fast Ill fill up the free allocation)
Lightroom sounds appealing but there do seem to be some drawbacks (no face recognition - come on down Picasa!! - )
Is it better to stay within Nikon eco-system or is a hybrid approach Ok?