Nik Software

Nik Software announces today Silver Efex Pro 2,

Jan 17, 2011
a major upgrade to its award-winning Silver Efex Pro software, widely regarded by photographers as the leading black-and-white software solution on the market today. “Silver Efex Pro 2 has been created to provide photographers with the world’s best black-and-white conversion software enabling them to utilize new and powerful capabilities that were not available in the traditional darkroom, To learn why Silver Efex Pro is the leading black-and-white imaging software users can watch training videos, download a free trial, and join live online training sessions at

Pricing and Availability
Silver Efex Pro 2 will be available in February 2011 directly from Nik Software (, or at . A list of Nik Software resellers may be found at

Nik Software ships HDR Efex Pro
Monday, 11 October 2010

HDR Efex Pro, Nik Software's previously-announced HDR processing plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture is now available for Mac and PC.

Press Release:

Nik Software Releases New HDR Efex Pro™ Software

Nik HDRE FexPro
Nik HDRE FexPro

San Diego, CA – October 11, 2010 – Nik Software ( today began shipping HDR Efex Pro, a completely new High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging solution designed to help professional and amateur photographers quickly and easily achieve a full spectrum of HDR enhancements. HDR Efex Pro overcomes limitations in other software products with a revolutionary all-in-one approach and multiple tone mapping algorithms that enable realistic and artistic results to be created start-to-finish within a single tool. Introductory videos, free trial versions, and live online training can be found at

“Our HDR Efex Pro beta group had over 500 photography industry professionals and HDR enthusiasts and the feedback from this group has been both comprehensive and incredibly positive,” said Michael J. Slater, President and CEO of Nik Software. “We have incorporated much of their feedback and I am confident that this product will advance HDR imaging.”

HDR Efex Pro brings innovative and best-in-class technologies to HDR photography. HDR Efex Pro enables a wide variety of options, including single-click visual style presets, as well as global adjustments such as exposure, contrast, structure to fine detail contrast, and a new HDR Method option. This feature makes use of four tone-mapping algorithms, which enable virtually unlimited HDR “looks” that can be adapted to a particular HDR style of photography.

Nik Software’s proprietary U Point® technology is also incorporated into HDR Efex Pro, providing precise selective fine-tuning of images without the need for complicated selections or layer masks. Photographers can precisely control selective adjustments with a single mouse-click providing the ability to quickly create amazing results. Finishing adjustments, such as vignette controls and levels & curves, make it possible to easily accomplish a range of enhancements within HDR Efex Pro.

HDR Efex Pro also enables photographers to create popular and dramatic HDR images from a single exposure. This feature allows photographers to reprocess a single image in which an exposure series was not previously shot or for subject matter that does not lend itself to multiple exposures.

Key Features

    Intuitive interface, with easy to understand photographic terminology and the actual processed results always displayed
    U Point powered selective tools for fast, precise enhancements of contrast, shadow, structure, saturation adjustments, and more
    Multiple proprietary tone mapping algorithms enabling a wide range of HDR styles
    Visual presets that produce amazing results in a single-click
    Ability to create the HDR look from a single exposure
    Advanced technology for automatic image alignment and reduction of subject motion artifacts known as “ghosts”
    All-in-one 32-bit color workflow enabling the creation of professional HDR images

Pricing and Availability
HDR Efex Pro is available now for electronic and boxed delivery directly from

The suggested U.S. retail price of HDR Efex Pro is $159.95. The software is available as a free update to those who purchased the Nik Software Complete Collection within North America after July 25, 2010. Complete Collection owners who purchased prior to July 25, 2010 may add HDR Efex Pro to their Complete Collection for just $99.95 by calling Customer Service at 888-284-4085 (or 619-725-3150).

HDR Efex Pro installs as a 64-bit plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 (Windows only) and CS5 (Windows and Macintosh), and as a 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.3 or later (Windows and Macintosh) or Apple® Aperture™ 2.1 or later (Macintosh). For more information about HDR Efex Pro, including a detailed product video and image gallery, please visit

Nik software updates Viveza 2 plug-in
Nik Software has announced an updated version of its Viveza 2 selective color and brightness control plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Apple Aperture. Version 2.003 fixes minor bugs and adds 64-bit compatibility for both Mac and Windows platforms.

Click for more information and to download Viveza v2.003

Nik Software Complete Collection for Lightroom and Aperture - Mac OS X, Windows 7 / Vista / XP . New Complete Collection for Apple Aperture offers all 5 of Nik Software’s award-winning plug-ins and provides solutions for every step of the photographic workflow with powerful, easy-to-use tools to extend Aperture’s photo management and editing.

Nik Software Complete CollectionNik Software Complete Collection - Professional Photographic Tools for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture - Mac, Windows 2000 / Vista / XP - The Complete Collection includes all of Nik Software's award-winning plug-in software titles for Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture, delivering solutions for every step of the photographic workflow with powerful, easy-to-use image enhancement tools.

Viveza, Mac, Windows 2000 / Vista / XPViveza, Mac, Windows 2000 / Vista / XP - powered by U Point® technology for direct on-image editing, is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images. For the first time, corrections and enhancements can quickly and easily be made without the need to create complicated selections or layer masks.

Viveza 2 - Mac OS X, Windows 2000 / 7 / Vista / XPViveza 2 - Mac OS X, Windows 2000 / 7 / Vista / XP - powered by U Point technology, is the most powerful and precise tool available to selectively control light and color in photographic images without the need to create complicated selections or layer masks. New global image controls, levels and curves adjustments, shadow recovery, fine detail structure control, grouped Control Points, and timesaving interface controls ensure quick and easy corrections and professional enhancements.

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