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Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture

B&H # NICC Mfr # 1090BB
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Product Highlights
  • Dfine 2.0
  • Viveza 2
  • HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Color Efex Pro 4.0
  • Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Sharpener Pro 3.0

The Complete Collection from Nik Software is a cost-saving bundle of their popular digital imaging plug-in applications. Compatible with Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture, the bundle includes Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4.0, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Sharpener Pro 3.0.

You may receive an older disc that does not contain the latest versions of all software included in this package. Please contact Nik Software directly -- they will provide you with instructions to download the latest version of the software from their web site.

Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS3 through CS5, Photoshop Elements 6.0 through 9.0, Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 through 3.x, and Apple Aperture 2.1 through 3.1. Please note, that HDR Efex Pro 2 is only compatible with the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS5, Lightroom, and Aperture -- it is not compatible with earlier versions of Photoshop or any version of Photoshop Elements. Color Efex 3.0 can also be used with Nikon Capture NX 2.
Dfine reduces noise in images created by using digital cameras at high ISO levels
Viveza 2 allows you to control color and light in images, without having to create complicated selections or layer masks
HDR Efex Pro 2 allows you to create stunning HDR images from multiple exposures
Color Efex Pro 4 includes 52 filters that can create over 250 effects
Silver Efex Pro 2 allows you to create professional-quality black and white images from digital photos
Sharpener Pro 3 is an advanced sharpening tool for professional photographers
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 through CS5, Photoshop Elements 6.0 through 9.0, Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 through 3.x, and Apple Aperture 2.1 through 3.1. Please note, that HDR Efex Pro 2 is only compatible with the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS5, Lightroom, and Aperture -- it is not compatible with earlier versions of Photoshop or any version of Photoshop Elements. Color Efex 3.0 can also be used with Nikon Capture NX 2.

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Nik SoftwareComplete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

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98%

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Pros

  • Versatile (61)
  • Easy to navigate (58)
  • Accurate colors (49)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (38)
  • Easy to customize (31)

Cons

  • Freezes or crashes (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional quality (64)
  • Presentations (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (80), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (44), Business (41)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (22), Mac (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For people serious about photography!

I am not a professional but that doesn't mean I take my photography lightly. I choose products that fill a need, ehance my images while maintaing the look and feel of a photograph....Read complete review

I am not a professional but that doesn't mean I take my photography lightly. I choose products that fill a need, ehance my images while maintaing the look and feel of a photograph. My goal is to replicate what I saw and felt at the time I made the exposure.

I am a Nikon shooter so I use NX2, CS5, Lightroom 3.3 and various plug-ins. My desktop is ancient by todays standards - XP Pro, Pentium D 3.2 GHZ with 3.2 GHZ RAM. I have an NEC Multisnsync as my primary monitor and a 19" Dell to hold pallets etc. Why do I mention this - because you need horses to maximize efficiency with this software and that is what this product is all about!

I shoot RAW, archive my originals and open a copy in ACR. Only basic minimum adjustments are made with sharpening and noise reduction reduced to zero. Then into CS5 for cleanup, color correction and not much else since installing this product.

At this stage my entire workflow moves to the Collection which is now so extensive you can 'quickly and efficiently' accomplish almost everything once done in PSX/CSX/NXX in a fraction of the time those products require.

Dfine reduces any digital noise in a couple clicks unless you really need to focus on something special. Viveza requires more thought then the promo's lead you to believe but I use it 50% of the time, especially on the sky. I haven't used HDR, not my style at this time. Color Efex is the principle reason I purchased the Collection. I use at least 4 'filters' on almost every image. The graduated filters alone are reason to purchase the software. I'm just now experimenting with Silver Efex but the black and white possiblities are unlimited!

Sharpener Pro is very effective but I switch between it and the sharpener which comes with Resize Pro (different vendor).

Some considerations:

Very good tutorials and using video on demand is an excellant starting point.

Shadow/Highlight Histograms are really a great tool to help constrain adjustments to reasonable levels.

Not the Collections fault but you need horses if you use CS5 and have a larger monitor. Slow refresh rates, especially at 100% zoom, make it harder to distinguish incremental adjustments.

Non NX2 users will face a learning curve with U-Point Technology which is a major component of each application in the Collection. U-Points are wonderful but they are not a Lasso. I wish there was a way to restrict the changes introduced by a U-Point but a circle is a circle. Even so, with experience you will overcome many of those limitations.

Zoom controls are not consistent across products. Several are incremental but some are 0 to 100% and you don't always need or want 100%.

Sliders are used to control all adjustments. Arrow keys can be used to fine tune your setting in some products but in others you're locked into moving the mouse or trying to highlight the number and keying the desired setting.

Pin icons are hard to see on several of the Loupes.

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Don't You Believe It!

I read the other reviews, and with all due respect, I suspect some of these comments are colored by some lack of experience (I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude, I...Read complete review

I read the other reviews, and with all due respect, I suspect some of these comments are colored by some lack of experience (I'm sorry, I don't mean to be rude, I have no doubt these people are totally sincere but what I'm seeing is very different). I just bought and installed this software. First, if you happen to receive a box that has a second VIVEZA disk in it, DO NOT INSTALL THE VIVEZA ON THE MAIN DISK!!! You will end up with a nonfunctioning version of VIVEZA stuck in your Photoshop Filters menu that you can't get rid of. Install the rest of the plug-ins, then VIVEZA from the stand alone disk, then use the KEY from the main disk (yes, that's right - what could they possibly have been thinking? Not to mention they didn't bother to provide even those simple instructions. The software is written in the same careless way). And don't bother to ask for help from "Customer Support" - they just do the old "presume ignorance on the part of the customer" thing and tell you to uninstall it (as if you would have written them before doing that). In my case my email explicitly TOLD them the uninstall doesn't work but they just told me to do it anyway. So the main point of all of that is that not surprisingly, the software has exactly the same low quality characteristics. Its written for inexperienced people who don't realize they're not actually getting anything useful for their money. Everything these plug-in's do can be done easily and more effectively with basic Photoshop but without the poorly thought out interfaces (Silver Efex Pro for example doesn't even display what effect you've chosen! Once you've selected it, you're stuck if you didn't write it down somewhere) and weird artifacts this very amateurish software produces. Oh, and don't expect that useless reply to your request for help anytime soon - they didn't respond to most of my requests at all, and the one time they did (and wasted my time telling me to do exactly what I'd just told them doesn't work), it took days. Don't waste your money on this - just do it in photoshop!

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5.0

Nice make up

By Andrew's

from Boston

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Navigate

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional Quality

    Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

    I used the product with cs5 ,easy to find and navigate,works very nice to remuve noise, cleanup backraund .Work's good ,good litlle things help you make life easier.

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    • Personal
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    • Mac

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    5.0

    Meets and exceeds published expectations

    By Digital Filmstrip

    from Orange County, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Customize
    • Easy To Navigate
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Presentations
      • Professional Quality

      Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

      In conjunction with Lightroom 4 - this suite gives the photographer complete control in post production.

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      • Personal
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      • PC

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      5.0

      Professional Quality Package.

      By Jrock

      from Auburn NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Easy To Over Enhance Phot

      Best Uses

      • Professional Quality

      Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

      This is the complete package for anybody who edits photos who wants to get the most out of their images. I am starting to go back through some of my photos that I don't use and and see if I can enhance them back to life. There is a small learining curve with every one of these plugins. The NIK web site has great video tutorials and you will learn alot from watching. Becareful because it it very easy to over enhance your photos.

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      5.0

      i would buy this product again and again

      By riyan aulia

      from papua, indonesia

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

        Nik Complete Collection just make my life more easier.. this is powerfull tools for the best digital photogrphy work flow

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        • Personal
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        • Mac

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        5.0

        A MUST HAVE!!!

        By i say "yes"

        from Vancouver, BC

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        • Accurate Colors and Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

          nik software has become an essential part of my post production process. i love this software...

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          • Business

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          4.0

          Long overdue for me

          By Robert Roth

          from Hamilton Ohio

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

          Cons

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              Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

              Stream lined my post production time. I am still learning all the things this will do, but enjoying everything about it so far.

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              • Business
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              • PC

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              4.0

              Good Product

              By Bluewater guy

              from Sarnia ON Canada

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              Pros

              • Easy To Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                  Found the complete collection of Nik software for photoshop easy to use and very effective. But would recommend getting yourself some support literature to get the most out of the software.

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                  • Personal
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                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Plug ins for Photoshop Love it!

                  By LCJ

                  from Ontario, Canada

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Quality

                    Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                    BnH photo is a really great company to order from! I order all my photo equipment from them!

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                    • Business
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                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Best Plug-ins for Pro Photographers

                    By RaajD

                    from Sunnyvale-California

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Quality

                      Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                      This product helps every step of the photographic workflow is covered, from noise reduction and selective color and light correction to creative enhancements, skin retouching, fine art black and white conversion, high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, and image sharpening. Photographers will get the most out of every image, while saving time and taking their craft to the next level. It is very user friendly and easy to learn.

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                      • Business
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                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Great Addition to LR & CS5

                      By Ted

                      from Erie, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy To Navigate
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Quality

                        Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                        Making adjustments is very easy.

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                        • Business
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                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        indispensable!

                        By Jonnn from Sudbury

                        from Sudbury, Canada

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                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                            I have been using Nik Complete Collection for 3 years now for my photography business. I do a lot of event photography where images are not always as clean or accurate as I'd like them to be out of camera. Without this software, all of the flaws I sometimes encounter in the field would be much more apparent. These tools allow me to save images that would otherwise be sub-excellent. For images that are already excellent ouf-of-camera, there are so many tools that can enhance and beautify them further. I love Viveza for selective, localized adjustments. It really allows you to tweak your image just right. Love silver efex!! It's like being in a dark room, being able to dodge and burn. The software puts B&W photoshop actions to shame. Color Efex 4 was available as a free download since it wasn't quite released at the time of purchase. Very nice! Thank you, Nik! Love tonal contrast, pro contrast, colour cast correction. Post-editing-sharpening for large prints. The list goes on. I couldn't imagine living without this set. And I saved a hefty chunk of change buying here at B&H versus the official company's download distribution purchase method. Shipping in two days from New York to Canada... I'm a very happy customer!

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                            5.0

                            I Love My Nik Plug-Ins!

                            By DawggyGal

                            from USA

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                            Pros

                            • Accurate Colors and Controls
                            • Easy To Navigate
                            • Fast
                            • Sparks Creativity
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Graphic Design
                              • Photo editing
                              • Photography
                              • Professional Quality

                              Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                              I already owned Viveza 1, Color Efex Pro 3 Complete, and HDR Efex Pro and needed to upgrade the former two, plus purchase at least one of the others at the same time. The price B&H had at the time I purchased this was the same price it would cost me to upgrade my already-owned plug-ins to the Complete Collection directly from Nik, so I chose the B&H route so I wouldn't lose the plug-ins I had already paid for (can give them to somebody else).

                              I originally didn't think I'd really need Dfine, but after using it I see how it is useful to me and will be using it as my first step after RAW conversion/ACR. It is good at what it does, plus is simple and quick to use.

                              I already had HDR Pro, which I already loved. It is a great tool for creating both realistic and surreal HDR images.

                              I love the upgrades Nik made to Color Efex Pro in the new version (version 4). It is taking a little getting used to, as I had been using Version 3 of it for a long time, but I love some of the new filters. Stacking is taking some getting used to, especially since I've been naming my files by which filters I used and now that's hard since I can't name the file just by looking in the Layers list anymore, but I like that it will keep file sizes down.

                              I like the added features of Viveza 2 compared to the Version 1 of it I had been using.

                              I'm so glad to finally have Silver Efex Pro 2 in my arsenal! I've been wanting Silver Efex Pro for a long time, but other purchases always got in the way of adding it (since I could always use Color Efex Pro for good black-and-whites). I'm enjoying it a lot!

                              Sharpener Pro is helpful for printing, especially when printing on my wide-format printer for big prints.

                              Overall, these plug-ins are a good time-saver, do a great job, are easy to use, and give a great creativity spark. I'm sold on Nik for life!

                              I use them mainly in Photoshop, but have them installed for Lightroom, too. I use them on Windows 7 64-bit (Intel Six-Core i7 processor, 24 GB RAM) desktop and my laptop that is Windows XP SP3 (Intel Centrino, 2 GB RAM). I'm a photographer and graphic designer and have used the Nik plug-ins in both fields.

                              Don't forget to go to Nik's Web site to download additional presets/recipes for Silver Efex, HDR Efex, and Color Efex (version 4 only). There are some nice ones posted on there!

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                              4.0

                              Generally Works as Advertised

                              By Dustbuster

                              from Southern Nevada

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate Colors and Controls
                              • Powerful editing tools
                              • Useful photo effects
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Frustrating installation
                              • Nonexistant documentation

                              Best Uses

                              • Inhancing photos
                              • Professional Quality

                              Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                              To date I have used Dfine, Viverza, and HDR Efex Pro with Photoshop CS5, although I have also installed the plugin for Lightroom 3. Define did a marvelous job of removing noise from some pocket camera photos taken in low light conditions, and Viveza has allowed me to do enhancements to photos that would have been WAY beyond my ability using straight Photoshop. My limited HDR efforts have turned out awesome. So why only 4 stars?

                              First, even Nik does not try to claim that the pamphlet included with the software is an instruction manual. And getting the plugins installed to work with both Lightroom 3 AND Photoshop CS4 required manual undocumented update downloads and was an exercise in frustration.

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                              5.0

                              Worth every penny

                              By Enis

                              from Safety Harbor, Florida

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                              Pros

                              • Accurate Colors and Controls
                              • Easy To Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                  If you are not comfortable making complicated photoshop adjustments on your images using masks and layers, this is the softwear for you. Viveza 2 makes it a breeze when it comes to local adjustments in light and color using control points. I've re-processed many of my images w/ Viveza 2 and Color effects pro and see a big improvement. You can create the same effects using just Photoshop but I just don't have the experience/knowledge to do that. Buying the complete collection will save you money.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great product

                                  By LarsF

                                  from Folkärna

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                                  Pros

                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                    Easy to use plugin for photoshop and lightroom, I like it a lot.

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                                    • Personal
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                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    great set of plugins

                                    By id nikon

                                    from Burley ID

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Presentations
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                      easy to use, make adjustments quickly

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                                      • Personal
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                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Workflow accelerator

                                      By MinnesotaSteve

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                          So many excellent effects, used by the pros like Matt Kloskowski and RC Concepcion. This product saves significant time over developing your own effects and saving as presets. Additionally, the Nik U-point technology is amazing for local adjustments without the need to make complex selections. The product integrates seamlessly with Photoshop CS5.

                                          My only complaint is the the setup really should be done from the disk as all the softwares are out of date. You need to head to the Nik web site and download the latest versions of each plug in set.

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                                          5.0

                                          "Don't judge a book by its cover"

                                          By Big D

                                          from Inglewood CA. 90302

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Im glad I bought Nik
                                            • Presentations
                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                            Awesome product. It's worth the money three time over. Great plug-ins. Your photo's will have new look I promise.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great product at a great deal

                                            By Arved

                                            from Fleming Island, FL

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                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Customize
                                            • Easy To Navigate
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                              B&H scores a big hit here, with a deal better than [...]! This is a fantastic suite of software, with great tutorials online by Nik. View the tutorials, download the trial, then buy the software here.

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                                              3.0

                                              Not built for speed..

                                              By Jamie

                                              from Rhode Island

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                                              Pros

                                              • Accurate Colors and Controls

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Professional Quality

                                                Comments about Nik Software Complete Collection Software Plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture:

                                                The software is easy to use. In fact, too easy. Using this collection in Lightroom is cumbersome and very slow to react especially in Viveza 2. After an email to tech support (took 3 days to respond and I got two different responses from two different staff members), I was informed that 16GB of RAM in a newer iMac still would not help the software responsiveness.

                                                I still find myself processing some with NIK in PS and then finishing with layers in PS which is what I wanted to STOP doing with the purchase of this software.

                                                Silver Efex Pro 2 and Viveza 2 are good (not mind blowing). They are the best part of the collection in my opinion. The others I haven't opened in a while. I want to be fast in post and this isn't helping. However, when I want to take my time and spend more than 10 minutes on an image this can be powerful software. It just needs to be faster for me. Back to my beloved PS actions.

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