Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Lightroom & Aperture

Nik Software

About Nik Software SHARPENER

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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to navigate (33),Versatile (31),Accurate colors (24),Easy to collaborate across programs (21),Easy to customize (15),Easy to use (3)
Best Uses:
Professional quality (24)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (26),Budget shopper (4)

Nik Software SHARPENER Features

  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0 and Apple Aperture
  • Dfine reduces noise in images created by using digital cameras at high ISO levels
  • Viveza allows you to control color and light in images, without having to create complicated selections or layer masks
  • Color Efex Pro includes 52 filters that can create over 250 effects
  • Silver Efex Pro allows you to create professional-quality black and white images from digital photos
  • Sharpener Pro is an advanced sharpening tool for professional photographers

Nik Software SHARPENER Specifications

Processor required
Pentium III 1GHz; PowerPC G4, G5, Intel Core Solo, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Xeon
Operating System required
Windows XP SP3, Vista (32/64-bit); Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5
Memory required
1GB
Software required
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Apple Aperture 2.1

Nik Software SHARPENER Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 42 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Fun

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...

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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 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.

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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.

Reviewed by 42 customers

 
5.0

By far the easiest filter package availa

By

from Denver, CO  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
5.0

Awesome addition

By

from Seattle  -  Value Oriented

I use this in conjunction with LR4. It has improved my final product. Easy to install, navigate and use. Well worth the money!

 
5.0

Exceeded All Expectations

By

from Arizona  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
4.0

Powerful and fun

By

from Oregon  -  Value Oriented

Love the "u-Point" technology for great control in enhancing an image.

 
4.0

great for LightRoom want for Photoshop.

By

from Eugene, Oregon  -  Value Oriented

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.

 
5.0

A GREAT addiiton to my Post Processing

By

from cherry hill, nj  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
4.0

May change your photography

By

from Ellicott City, MD  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
4.0

Add the orchestra to your score

By

from middle Colorado  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
5.0

Opens up new creative avenues

By

from Ellicott City, MD  -  Quality Oriented

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.

 
4.0

Excellant suite of tools.

By

from Dallas  -  Quality Oriented

Very powerful photo editing suite which integrates well with Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID G  I use Aperture and wanted to extend the editing capabilities. This set of plug-ins enables some amazing things.
Gerry B  The tech spec do not list as useable with Windows 7. Is that really true?
NORMAN O  Gerry - I'm sorry I can't help you with this question, as I Use mine with Aperture on a Mac. It has been great for me! I hope you can use it with Windows - I'm sure you will be happy with it. I would suggest asking the same question directly with Nik Software for an assuredly correct answer. Norman
John A  Can someone please tell me what this software is does in simple practical terms? I have lightroom but not photoshop. I am looking for software that enables me to easily enhance RAW photos and then CONVERT them to various types of files that might be needed for display on various websites. Thank you
Helen O  This software package is a collection of plugins and enhancement tools for use with Adobe LIghtroom and/or Apple Aperture. Some of the features of this package include; Dfine which reduces noise in images created by using digital cameras at high ISO levels. Viveza allows you to control color and light in images, without having to create complicated selections or layer masks. Color Efex Pro includes 52 filters that can create over 250 effects. Silver Efex Pro allows you to create professional-quality black and white images from digital photos. Sharpener Pro is an advanced sharpening tool for professional photographers
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