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NikSoftware Silver Efex Pro 2 - Academic Version

NikSoftware Silver Efex Pro 2 - Academic Version

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.

Please download and read the Academic Eligibility Requirements and How To Validate instructions for further details on eligibility and validation. Please ensure you meet these requirements before purchasing as you will not be able to return this product if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.


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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.




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.

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice