Monday, July 9, 2012

Nik News: HDR Efex Pro 2 is Here!


Photography first®. That's Nik Software's tag line. These guys live and breath photography.


Knowing this, it's no surprise that Nik has a new and improved HDR plug-in: Nik HDR Efex 2. 




I'm just starting to play with the plug-in, going back to some of my favorite HDR sets and reprocessing them. Good fun


You can get a discount on HDR Efex Pro 2 all Nik Plug-ins by using this code upon check out: RSAMMON. Remember, you can save a bundle on a bundle.



Here are the main new features:

New tone-mapping engine – Enjoy improved color rendering, more natural results, and simplified controls

Unified workflow – Users in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture will all have the same experience the same features and functionality

Updated merging interface – Previews of each exposure and the ability to enable Smart Objects streamline the merging process

Improved ghost reduction and alignment – New algorithms and the ability to select a reference image dramatically improve the initial merge results

Chromatic aberration reduction – New controls to reduce unsightly purple & blue fringes where dark tones meet light tones

Updated tone mapping and enhancement panel – Completely redesigned controls for enhancing images make crafting superior HDR images fast and easy

Depth control – Overcomes the flat dull look that so often accompanies HDR imagery.
Tons of fun - You'll see why.



If you are new to HDR, check out my HDR app: Rick Sammon's iHDR. My favorite HDR tips, tricks and techniques are covered in this how-to app.

Explore the light,
Rick



1 comment:

Mark T said...

Thanks Rick! You just saved me $8 - you're code works for updates as well!

Take care,

Mark T