LinkedIn Nik plugins by DxO — review info. Review notes for DxO Nik plugins DxO updates the classic image editing plugins Keith has used the Nik plugins as part of his workflow for many years, and like many others suspected that Google would never actively develop them after acquiring the company. DxO have now acquired the plugins and have promised to produce new versions.
However, their first release is aimed at making the plugins compatible with current editing software. As such we have detailed reviews of most of them that are still current, Keith has been looking at the update to see where we are… Nik Collection by DxO First, the good news, all the Nik plugins now work with newer software. The downside is that DxO want paying for all the work its taken to update the code.
More information: The installer will find all the applications it can run with. You can register, or get a 30 Day fully functional trial One little glitch — on opening Photoshop I got two of the Nik control panels appearing. Looking in my CS6 plugins folder I removed the Google folder which held the old versions. After relaunching Photoshop, all was well. Time to see that they work.
Color efex Pro 4 A plugin that I sometimes use to give a bit of a lift to images. Dfine V2 Nose reduction software that analyses the image to come up with custom noise profiles The example shows a reduction in noise in the sky the image was processed with no noise reduction, just for this example. Obviously you need multiple images to get the real benefit of the software. However, it can do its stuff to unsuspecting single images too.
I still use it for night time photography of floodlit buildings. Sharpener Pro 3 Another of my favourites. It has two versions. What I particularly like is the ability to use control points to localise sharpening, and vary the type of sharpening.
My favourite is however the sharpening for print, which lets you enter printer resolution and paper types. Used judiciously it can greatly improve the perceived sharpness of my large prints.
Check it out here: E-dubble - Night Table E Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom? The other plugins save changes directly over the original file, which is why it is wise to make a working copy beforehand. After clicking submit button check you e-mail box for further instructions. Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2. Billing Cycle.