The Nik Software is a bundle of their popular digital imaging plug-in applications. Compatible with Lightroom and Aperture, the bundle includes Dfine 2.0, Viveza, Color Efex Pro 4.0, Silver Efex Pro 2 and Sharpener Pro 3.0. HDR Efex Pro
The Nik Software SHARPENER is commonly used for Professional quality and more.The Nik Software SHARPENER is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Quality oriented among others.The Nik Software SHARPENER is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nik Software SHARPENER: Accurate colors, Easy to collaborate across programs, Easy to customize, Easy to navigate and Versatile
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I was orgingally interested in Silver Elex Pro,having had my own B&W dark room years ago. I down loaded the trial version and was very impresed with the software. It then acurred to me that I could get the complete collection for a few more bucks. I gald I did. Running this software through lightroom is a breeze. I really like the U- point technology,with all the options at hand your artistic options seem endless. I find this fun, and the end results are great. I recommend all to down load th...View full Review
I was orgingally interested in Silver Elex Pro,having had my own B&W dark room years ago. I down loaded the trial version and was very impresed with the software. It then acurred to me that I could get the complete collection for a few more bucks. I gald I did. Running this software through lightroom is a breeze. I really like the U- point technology,with all the options at hand your artistic options seem endless. I find this fun, and the end results are great. I recommend all to down load the trial version to see for themselves. I,m 55 now and fell like a kid again with this new type of dark room.This is sooooo much fun.
Most Liked Negative Review
Great value but frustrating
I wish that the Nik complete collection for Lightroom had the ability to edit the same copy of the original for Dfine,Viveza,sharpener,color efx,all on the same image at the same time. Instead I have multiple tiffs of one edit at a time. It's very disappointing.
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Color correction with Color Efex Pro Easy to use. Silver Efex Pro made me enjoy converting to B&W. Working direct in Lightroom makes life a little easier. The Support has been good and friendly. As a packaged collection I find that the Product keys were too many and to big. One key for the collection should suffice.
I use this in conjunction with LR4. It has improved my final product. Easy to install, navigate and use. Well worth the money!
Nik software, along with Lightroom 4, has become a critical part of my workflow. It's extremely flexible and the results have exceeded my expectations.
Love the "u-Point" technology for great control in enhancing an image.
Like I said, I'm just starting to use this product. It is for Light Room but I would also like the version that would work for Photoshop also but that version is to expensive. So I use it after I do my photoshop work if needed and if I don't need photoshop then it is great for that purpose. All in all I like the versatility of the different programs that are in this collection.
Once I realized that I needed to go to the NIK site and download the lastest version, the installation and setup process went smooth. I am only starting to use this software, and already I find that it exceeds my expectations. I like the previews of some presets on the left side. I just pick one, and then customize.
The only knock I can give this excellent suite of software is that there are variations across the suite that, while not confusing, can be disappointing. Like whether you can group control points, or not. Also, if you like to use more than one of the apps in the suite, you must return to Lightroom and relaunch the other app.
These will take a lifeless ho-hum photograph and make it sing. It will bring back a lot of what you see when you're out there making the shot to the point of awesome.
I use Nik on the creative side of my photography. Whether you need your work to match your vision or you just want to play, this software is so effortless and powerful. Silver Efex has brought new depth and dimension to my b&w. I use HDR Efex because it is so fast and easy for great results. Viveza gives me the color control I want. Just wonderful stuff.
Very powerful photo editing suite which integrates well with Photoshop and Lightroom.