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NikSoftware Silver Efex Pro 2
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NikSoftware Silver Efex Pro 2

Widely regarded by photographers as the leading black-and-white software solution on the market today, Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 introduces new features that offer even more control over detail, contrast, and tonality, making it easier than ever to transform colour photographs into stunning black-and-white images. Silver Efex Pro 2 includes new features such as the History Browser, Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, and selective colourisation, as well as a variety of speed and quality improvements. The new features of Silver Efex Pro 2, combined with Nik Software's award-winning U Point® technology, will continue to evolve black-and-white photography.


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Key Features

New History Browser - facilitates intuitive comparison of previous edits and different looks

New Dynamic Brightness - enables adaptive brightening adjustments for different areas in the image

New Amplify Blacks and Amplify Whites - increases the presence of highlights and shadows adaptively throughout the image, creating a unique contrast effect

New Visual Presets - categorized by photographic style provide great, single-click starting points, which can be edited and shared with others

NewSoft Contrast - applies contrast intelligently, based on image details, creating a less harsh contrast and a stylized mood

NewFine Structure - brings out even the smallest details and textures resulting in more visible image detail without creating an over-sharpened look

NewImage Borders - use organic image elements to create unique and completely random borders, giving classic darkroom-style edges a modern look with infinite possibilities

NewSelective Colourisation - easily adds colour elements back into images utilizing U Point technology to precisely select objects

NewGPU Processing - takes full advantage of the processors found on advanced display adapters providing even faster performance

Revolutionary U Point Technology - makes it possible to create amazingly precise selections without time consuming and difficult tools, such  as selections and layer masks.

All-in-One Black and White Workflow - Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist yearning for those days  in the darkroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 gives you all the power and control you need to create high quality black and white images within a neatly laid out interface.

Smart Object Compatible - the ability to experiment, have fun, and be creative is essential to the digital darkroom. Silver Efex Pro 2 makes it possible to experiment and fine-tune by supporting Photoshop's Smart Objects.

Film Emulation - emulates nearly 20 different black and white film types to recapture the classic black and white look.

Vignettes & Burned Edges - finish your images with complete control over popular vignette styles and burned edges for a true darkroom result

One-Click Visual Presets - Achieve spectacular results with a collection of over 30 visual style presets categorized by photographic style and displayed using your current image.
Presets provide a great starting point for your masterpiece, plus you can  easily create your own and share them with others.

One-click Toning - Stylize your images with darkroom-inspired tints  and toners. Select from several toning options from  sepia, selenium, cyanotype, ambrotype, to split toning.

Multi-Image Support (Lightroom/Aperture only) - load multiple images at a time when accessed from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. This allows you to save time and effort when enhancing a series of images.

Software Compatibility - integrates seamlessly with Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® and Apple® Aperture® to give you an efficient and streamlined workflow in the leading image software tools you already use.

Specifications


Windows

Macintosh

Required Host Applications to Use this Plug-In

Windows® XP, Windows Vista® and Windows 7
AMD or Intel® processor
2 GB RAM available (4 GB or higher recommended)
32-bit and 64-bit compatible

Mac® OS 10.5.8 through 10.7 and later
Intel® processor
2 GB RAM available (4 GB or higher recommended)
32-bit and 64-bit compatible

Adobe® Photoshop® CS3 through CS6
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 through 10
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.6 through 4.0 or later
Apple® Aperture® 2.1.4 through 3.0 and later

Please note: Silver Efex Pro will not work on images in the grayscale colour mode.