The Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition is a collection of digital filters that are widely used by many of today's professional photographers around the world to save time and to produce professional level results. This version of the software brings many of the well-known and loved features from the previous version and adds a bit more to improve your workflow and creative expression.
In terms of filters, Color Efex Pro 4 adds eight new ones such as the Detail Extractor, Dark Contrast, Vintage Film Efex, Natural Image Borders and more. Other filters from the previous version are improved with advancements to imaging algorithms and the addition of new controls, such as Brilliance/Warmth, Tonal Contrast and more. Plus, you can add multiple filters at once, tweak opacity and make other selective adjustments.
In terms of your work flow, Color Efex 4 delivers some enhancements for greater efficiency. Of the 55 filters in the program, each has several visual presets that you can explore and which allow you to enhance an image with just one click. Because you can combine multiple filters at once, you can also save these combinations for use later or you can share them with others, via Filter Recipes. With the History Browser, you can compare previous edits to a photo quickly and see where you went wrong or right. The interface has been revamped to be easier to learn and explore. Sharing your work with others is also easier. So as to operate more smoothly with your computer's hardware, Color Efex 4 is designed to better take advantage of advanced graphics processors on higher-end display cards as well as multi-core processors.
Beyond these new additions, Color Efex 4 still includes traditional and stylizing filters that offer virtually endless possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily. Furthermore, the software still incorporates patented U Point technology to provide the ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks, layers, or selections.
DSLR owners will revel in the wide range of quick and easy fixes to dramatically improve their photos with just a few clicks of the mouse. Professional wedding, nature, commercial and portrait photographers will appreciate the speed of workflow and advanced features designed to support uniquely creative styles and deliver class-leading power.
The Complete Edition provides 55 filters that can be combined to produce an extensive range of effects including high quality retouching, color correction and endless creative enhancements to your photographs. It also integrates with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. The result is a colossal collection of photographic filters and effects for your photo toolkit.