All the Nik plugins for just $126

March discount for Nik plugins – closed

Having reviewed all of Nik software’s image editing plugins, we’ve had a 15% discount link for a while.

Google has taken over Nik, and is now offering the entire collection of plugins for $149 this month (March 2013)

We have a software purchase link that (until April 1st) […]

Taming contrast halos with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 is a really useful plugin that I’ve used for a lot of my black and white prints in the last few years.

Sometimes though, getting one part of an image to look the way you want creates unwanted effects in other areas. This is most noticeable in fairly flat […]

Nik Plugins – Dfine 2 noise reduction makes the set

The image processing and manipulation plugins from Nik software cover every part of my workflow after I’ve converted my camera files from their original RAW format. I’ve now written reviews of all the current versions of the plugins with the review of Dfine 2, for image noise reduction.

Review Link: Nik Dfine 2.0

Finishing this […]

A look at Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

Last year I looked at Nik’s HDR Efex Pro plugin, and have just finished writing up a review of the latest version, which works with Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.

Review Link: Nik HDR Efex Pro 2

The new design makes it a lot easier to experiment with the different options, and to my mind also […]

Nik Software and HDR Efex Pro 2

I notice that Nik software have just announced an update to their HDR software ‘HDR Efex Pro 2’

Last year I wrote a lengthy review of HDR Efex Pro, and was very pleased to see, how with care it was possible to avoid much of what I’ve long considered the more obvious excesses of much […]

Using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for dull colour images

A Black and white tool for colour contrast enhancement.

Colour images on cloudy days rarely have the punch that I’d like (for architectural photos for example).

Whilst there are a lot of filters you can apply (see my Nik Color Efex 4 and Tiffen Dfx filter 3 reviews), they easily fall into the ‘too many […]

Silver Efex Pro 2

I’ve used Nik Silver Efex Pro for some time, and have recently been trying out the updated Version 2

Review Link: Nik Silver Efex Pro V2

I’ve used it for several new black and white prints (such as the museum one in the post below) and in particular one 12 foot wide panoramic print that […]

Nik HDR Efex Pro

The current vogue for the HDR ‘look’ in photography is something that leaves me pretty cold. Indeed it’s not a term I can imagine applying to a photo as a positive comment ;-)

That said, I do make some use of HDR techniques to expand on limitations of current camera technology, such as when views […]

64 bit comes from Nik Software

We’ve reviewed several Nik plugins in the past, and indeed Sharpener Pro 3 and Silver Efex Pro are two of the reasons I regularly work in CS5 on my Mac set to 32 bit mode.

Well at last I can comfortably switch to 64bit for a lot more of my work and make use of […]

Nik Color Efex Pro Review

We’ve been looking at version 3 of the comprehensive filter set from Nik, available as a plugin for Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Aperture.

Amongst the more useful capabilities are the advanced selection tools, allowing very precise application of effects.

Review Link: Nik Color Efex Pro review

Applying a Color Efex filter