Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software

Close

What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software

B&H # NID2Q Mfr # NIK-2122
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Noise Reduction Software
  • 32/64-bit Support
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Plug-In for Apple Aperture
  • Mac & Windows Compatibility

Nik Dfine 2.0 gives you unprecedented control over exactly how much and where to apply noise reduction. This makes it ultra-easy to eliminate noise in your images while maintaining detail and sharpness, thus improving the quality of every digital photo you take.

Dfine 2.0 is designed to prevent the loss of detail other noise reduction tools often introduce.

U Point Technology
One of the hottest technologies in digital photography today, U Point technology powered Control Points have been added to Dfine 2.0 making it easy to reduce noise only where it is needed, maintaining details everywhere else
Selectively Apply Noise Reduction
The Control Point and Color Range methods, along with the Selective Tool offer you the most advanced ways for selectively applying noise reduction to your images
Improved Noise Reduction Engine
Dfine 2.0 contains a brand new reduction engine that provides best-in-class noise reduction while retaining an incredible amount of detail. Automatic camera profiling replaces the need to purchase camera profiles, and fine-tunes Dfine's revamped noise reduction engine to produce the best results for your camera. You can also create and save your own profiles for batch processing images
Improved User Interface
The resizable interface lets you easily incorporate noise reduction into your workflow and quickly preview the results from the noise reduction applied
System Requirements Computer: AMD or Intel CPU; Intel Mac
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS 10.5.8, 10.6
Memory: 2GB (4GB recommended)
Compatible Host Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5; Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3, 3.1; Apple Aperture 2.1, 3.1
Compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems and host applications

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Nik SoftwareDfine 2.0 Software
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (24)
  • Accurate colors (18)
  • Versatile (15)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (11)
  • Easy to customize (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional quality (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (26), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (23), Business (7)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10), Mac (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Dfine 2.0 is a joy to use!

    Dfine 2.0 is a joy to use!

    It does what it promises. It reduces noise. Its automatic setting does a wonderful job, or if you feel the need for more...Read complete review

    Dfine 2.0 is a joy to use!

    It does what it promises. It reduces noise. Its automatic setting does a wonderful job, or if you feel the need for more precise control, the program allows you to make adjustments both thoughtfully and carefully.

    This is a very difficult area of digital photography to find good software. I conducted quite a search. It has ended, thankfully, with Dfine 2.0.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    NIK Noise Reduction Software

    This product works well removing noise globally but is confusing to use for removing noise in specific places. The documentation is not easy to understand and the product is not intuitive to use. Unless...Read complete review

    This product works well removing noise globally but is confusing to use for removing noise in specific places. The documentation is not easy to understand and the product is not intuitive to use. Unless this product is used frequently, one will have to go back and relearn features. It reminds me of early Photoshop programs.

    Define 2.0 is a plug in for Aperture 3 but some features that can be used in Photoshop are not available in Aperture.

    Reviewed by 30 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Excellent Noise Reduction

    By Jennifer

    from Santa Fe, New Mexico

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Colors and Controls
    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Quality

      Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

      Nik Software once again has produced an excellent product with Dfine 2.0. I've tried several noise reduction packages, and love Dfine's ability to localize noise reduction.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Very Effective and Easy to Use

      By Blue Stone Photography

      from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Colors and Controls
      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

        I've used many noise reduction packages, and I have always been disappointed with the loss of detail. Dfine 2.0 is perfect for reducing noise only where it's needed, without degrading the overall quality of the image.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

        Share this review

         
        4.0

        Dfine 2.0 Review

        By Jim

        from Boca Raton Fl

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

              Seems to work well. Automatic setting is good but Neat Image seemed to me a bit easier to work on more detailed nuances. Could be just a matter of getting used to the UI. All in all I'm very satisfied.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Dfine is so fine!

              By Rich

              from Northwestern Pennsylvania

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Quality

                Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                Great noise reduction software. The addition of being able to use control points is just fantastic.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                A Positive For NIK Define

                By The Nexet Best Photo

                from Palm Springs, CA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                • Easy To Navigate
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Quality

                  Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                  I already have many of the NIK filters and love them, and now with Define I can make sure I am controlling any noise in my photographs with one of the best software tools available. It has lived up to it's promise and I'm really happy with the filter!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Dfine 2.0: Noise reduction solution

                  By Bill Disabled Vet.

                  from Salisbury, NC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Colors and Controls
                  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                  • Easy To Navigate

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Quality

                    Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                    Dfine 2.0 Software does a good job of digital noise reduction up to a point. I'll qualify that by saying if a photograph contains underexposed areas that exhibit noise within a scene, you may may not see perfect results. I'll also have to say that so far, my experience in working with Dfine has been limited, but Nik Software has an excellent customer service group, which I have taken advantage of.

                    Bill Ward

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    The best noise reduction ever!

                    By Bruce

                    from Rockport, TX

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Support from NIK

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                      I am a serious amateur doing primarily bird photography. I occasionally have need for noise reduction, and in the short time I have used Dfine 2.0 I have come to the conclusion that it is without a doubt the best and easiest to use NR software. Another plus, NIK has all kinds of tutorials and other help on their website.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      No more noise!

                      By Kicked-Ash

                      from Willamette Valley, Oregon

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Colors and Controls
                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy To Customize
                      • Easy To Navigate
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                          This is an awesome product for getting rid of any background noise on your photos.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Noise Under Control

                          By GaryH

                          from Taneytown, MD

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Colors and Controls
                          • Easy To Navigate
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                            Dfine 2.0 really works well when analyzing and automatically adjusting for noise, whether due to adjusting for higher ISO on the camera or after rendering HDR from under and over-exposed images or applying software filters. I use Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro (3.0 and 4.0) and found that using Dfine in between applications and at the end (but before sharpening) renders noise free images.

                            I like that the loupe window shows a split of before and after processing. It is easy to move the sample throughout the photo to see how anomalies are fixed. Dfine allows for manual and localized fixes using the U-Point technology but I haven't needed to use it manually or for parts of an image.

                            It sometimes takes a while to analyze an image before it makes the correction so keep that in mind before adjusting. There is a progress bar that shows the analysis at work.

                            I can't find any flaws with this and I have used it throughout many photo shoots in the short time I've had it. Other than Dfine I've only used Aperture 3.0's noise reduction and there's no comparison. Dfine works much better and easier. I highly recommend it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Good control over noise

                            By Kiwi_Al

                            from Maplewood, NJ

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Similar IU as other NIK

                            Cons

                            • Weak details control

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                            This product should be used early in the workflow to decrease noise.
                            Dfine has easy to manipulate sliders and control points to achieve the task.
                            Dfine is quite easy to use as it is very similar in approach and IU to other Nik Software filters.
                            Use of control points (U Point technology) is a plus.
                            Control over details could be improved by adding specific controls (sliders?) to contrast and color noise in both control points and color ranges. Edge preservation does not quite achieve the level of detail preservation as I expect. Maybe a structure slider could be added to the Additional Controls controls panel.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

                            Share this review

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Software

                            By OOK

                            from NEPA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Colors and Controls
                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Quality

                              Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                              Excellent software very easy to use. Excellent control over the entire photo or just one little area.....

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

                              Share this review

                               
                              4.0

                              automatic

                              By mpardoo

                              from walkertown, nc

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                  the software scans the image for noise or fuzziness as i like to call it, as soon as you launch the image in define. this takes care of 90% of the noise reduction. there's also a manual selection to let you selectively deal with a thing called color noise, which i have seen in my photos for years, but have never had any tool in which to correct same. if you go to [@], you will find lessons both live [webinars] and archived, to take you step by step through not only define 2.0, but also every other software that they offer.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very Fine Indeed!

                                  By zig-zag

                                  from Juneau, Alaska

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Customize
                                  • Easy To Navigate
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Presentations
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                    I have not had much time to get into the manual settings and adjustments. The defalt settings seem to be very good for most general photos. If the manual settings work as well as the other Nik software, there should be no problems. This should be a part of everyones workflow especially for any business or commercial projects. One of the main items for putting that finishing professional touch to your photos.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Noise Reduction

                                    By NTJP

                                    from ARkansas

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                    • Easy To Customize
                                    • Easy To Navigate

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                      Works like advertised

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Delivers as advertised

                                      By Don

                                      from Agoura Hills, CA

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                            I had some difficulty with the installation. It seems the product was not compatible with a 64-bit platform. After searching Nik Software's website I found a download to fix the problem. Once installed and updated for my 64-bit platform the software worked great! It does a super job of reducing noise with very little effort. My wife uses her camera on full automatic and the camera often selects high ISOs which cause many of her images to be very noisy. Dfine 2.0 does a nice job of making those images usable with very little effort.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Real nice great product

                                            By Bob

                                            from LI, NY

                                            About Me Value Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                            • Easy To Navigate

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                              Cleaned up some 1600 ISO pictures done with my D50 a few years ago, it did a real nice job results were excellent. combined with NIK Sharpener Pro it makes a great tool.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

                                              Share this review

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              NIK Noise Reduction Software

                                              By Charley

                                              from Surprise AZ

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                              • Difficult To Navigate
                                              • Freezes or Crashes

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                                This product works well removing noise globally but is confusing to use for removing noise in specific places. The documentation is not easy to understand and the product is not intuitive to use. Unless this product is used frequently, one will have to go back and relearn features. It reminds me of early Photoshop programs.

                                                Define 2.0 is a plug in for Aperture 3 but some features that can be used in Photoshop are not available in Aperture.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

                                                Share this review

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great product

                                                By Buck

                                                from Bayonne, New Jersey

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                                • Easy To Navigate

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                                    A great product. Easy learning curve and it does exactly what it's supposed to do and it does it well!

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

                                                    Share this review

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    So simple

                                                    By Henrik Aa

                                                    from Bergen, Norway

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Not 64 bit compatible

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                                        This program is so easy and yet so good. It realy saved the day on some photos I shot at wedding.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

                                                        Share this review

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Great product!!!

                                                        By Mobyvic

                                                        from South Carolina

                                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Accurate Colors and Controls
                                                        • Easy To Navigate
                                                        • Versatile

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Educational Purposes
                                                          • Professional Quality

                                                          Comments about Nik Software Dfine 2.0 Software:

                                                          This is great software! Especially if you work in Black and White or Infrared. Greatly reduces "noise"! It is very easy to use. I have had it about a month and haven't found anything negative about it. If you work with Black and White or infrared do your self a favor and buy this software!

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

                                                          Share this review

                                                          Displaying reviews 1-20

                                                          Back to top

                                                          Previous | Next »

                                                          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                                          Close

                                                          Close

                                                          Close