Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX
Most Nikon camera users process their images with Capture NX software that provides direct control over any region in a digital image and enables selective editing or enhancements without complicated layer masking techniques. Capture NX works with TIFF and JPG files and provides superior processing of Nikons RAW format, which is the main reason for the wide use of this software. Image edits are fully non-destructive and can be modified at any time and in any order, even after the file has been closed and reopened. File sizes do not substantially increase no matter how many edits are added to the original image.
In order to make processing easier and more pleasant, Nik Software, Inc. (established in 1995, it has become the recognized leader in digital photographic filter development and produces award-winning technology and software products for digital photography and imaging professionals) announced a new powerful photo editing software bundle designed specifically for professional and advanced amateur photographers: Color Efex Pro 2.0, an award-winning package.
“Professional photographers and advanced amateurs have recognized Nik Color Efex Pro as a big part of their photographic workflow because of its simplicity and power. Bringing Color Efex Pro 2.0 and Capture NX together offers photographers an easy to use and complete photo editing solution,” said Michael J. Slater, president and CEO of Nik Software, Inc. Nik Softwares Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX includes 75 award-winning filters that offer a tremendous range of traditional and stylistic photo enhancements.
• Capture NX and Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX are available via electronic purchase in the United States for $329.95 (purchased separately) or together for a limited time at a $30 discount.
• Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX Complete Edition (75 filters total): $179.95
• Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX Select Edition (45 filters total): $99.95
• Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX Standard Edition (19 filters total): $59.95
• Capture NX: $149.95
Capture NX and Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX run on both Windows and Macintosh platforms. To purchase and to find out more about this software package go to http://www.niksoftware.com/nxbundle.
Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Photoshop
On the other hand, Photoshop users can now upgrade to Color Efex Pro 3.0, the latest version of Nik Softwares award-winning Color Efex Pro collection of photographic filters for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, which integrates Nik Softwares patented U Point technology for precise selective editing control (Using U Point powered Control Points, you can make selective corrections or enhancements by placing a Control Point directly on any part of an image – such as sky, skin, grass, or a building – and adjusting the level of opacity of the effect on that specific part of the image), includes new and updated filters, and features a completely redesigned user interface.
Notable features in Color Efex Pro 3.0 also include a Filter List organized by photography styles, a resizable window that easily accommodates large monitor sizes, large before/after image previews, a Navigator Loupe, and the ability to save favorite filter sets. Photographers and photo enthusiasts of all skill levels will be able to use Color Efex Pro 3.0 for such tasks as traditional filter enhancements, color correction, image retouching, creative enhancements, and more. Color Efex Pro 3.0 also supports Photoshops layer masks and is optimized for pressure sensitive devices such as Wacom® pen tablets.
Color Efex Pro 3.0 is available in three versions:
• Complete Edition is $299.95;
• Select Edition is $159.95;
• Standard Edition is $99.95.
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