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Nik Software Viveza 2 Software

B&H # NIV2 Mfr # NIK-4200
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Color/Light Control
  • 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

Viveza 2 Software from Nik Software is a plug-in for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture designed to give you fine control of light and color in your photographs. Utilizing U Point technology, enhancements are easy to apply to pictures without using layer masks or unwieldy selections.

A straightforward and intuitive user interface provides precise control and makes it easy to find the right tool when you need it. With support for multi-image adjustments and a variety of powerful features, Viveza 2 saves you time and helps streamline your workflow while giving you the tools you need to make your pictures look incredible.

U Point Technology
U Point powered controls allow you to precisely control where enhancements are applied without the need for complicated selections or layer masks. Enhancements are automatically and naturally blended throughout your image for spectacular results.
Control Points
Easily control color, light, and structure with U Point powered control points. Simple-to-use sliders let you quickly adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, shadows, red, green, blue, hue, and warmth, giving you complete control over your image. A grouping feature provides even more powerful control.
Global Image Adjustments
Go straight to Viveza and apply any color, light, or structure enhancement image-wide with the ability to refine any global adjustment selectively using control points. Also includes levels & curves for even more control over contrast and tonality.
Structure Adjustment
Enhance or reduce fine details in your images for an amazing look.
Shadow Adjustments
Never lose shadow detail again. Easily recover details hidden in shadows selectively with a control point, or apply image-wide.
Timesaving Interface
U Point technology, coupled with an efficient interface and dozens of shortcuts for zooming, nudging and undoing, saves time in your workflow and quickly gets you back to shooting.
Interactive Help System
The informative, lesson-based Help system will get you up and running with Viveza 2 in no time.
Smart Filter Support
Viveza 2 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop's Smart Filter feature which permits you to fine-tune enhancements after they've been applied, without adding additional layers.
Selective Brush Tool
The Selective Brush Tool allows you to brush any light and color changes into your image using Photoshop's brush tools. Layers and masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply any filter selectively.
Multi-Image Support
Photographers can maintain consistency and speed workflow when working with Viveza 2 in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. When more than one image is opened, Viveza 2 will reveal "Previous" and "Next" buttons to quickly add enhancements to multiple images.
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 SoftwareViveza 2 Software
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (26)
  • Accurate colors (25)
  • Versatile (16)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (14)
  • Easy to customize (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional quality (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (29), Budget shopper (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (24), Business (14)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (17), Mac (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth Every Penny

    I have spent years taking photographs of industrial and archictetural subjects, and more recently, panoramas such as landscapes, cityscapes and nature shots. I also have considerable experience reworking the images produced by...Read complete review

    I have spent years taking photographs of industrial and archictetural subjects, and more recently, panoramas such as landscapes, cityscapes and nature shots. I also have considerable experience reworking the images produced by others. I recently discovered this product and ordered it along with another plug-in.

    This software is intuitive, logical, selective and versatile. You can make any changes you want without affecting the original image whatsoever. The floating controls are a pleasure to use. AND the online tutorials from the vendor are superb.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice idea BUT!!

    Takes over PS5 and crashes. Uninstalled and PS5 works great. Reinstalled and PS5 slow and crashes. I know what I'm doing with a computer and this doesn't perform up to any acceptable standard.

    Takes over PS5 and crashes. Uninstalled and PS5 works great. Reinstalled and PS5 slow and crashes. I know what I'm doing with a computer and this doesn't perform up to any acceptable standard.

    Reviewed by 38 customers

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    4.0

    Great Product

    By Rob

    from New York

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy To Navigate

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

        Easy to use, intuitive and great results. Simple to integrate with Lightroom or other editing software. Saves dealing with the complexity of Photoshop.

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

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        4.0

        Fantastic!

        By Jeannie

        from Richmond, VA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Delay In Controls

        Best Uses

        • Hobbyist
        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

        I use this program in conjunction with Lightroom and Color Efex - it is a great way to enhance color and light in specific areas of your photos.

        The interface and controls are easy to use - just "point, drag, and click" and the tutorials that Nik provides are informative and concise. It has a short learning curve and can produce such nice photographs!

        I love color in photographs and I find this to be an invaluable tool as a photographer. The only drawback is that there is a few second delay when I use some of the controls - I have sent an e-mail to Nik for more information.

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

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        5.0

        Nik software rocks

        By tonyb2760

        from Atlanta metro

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Presentations
          • Professional Quality

          Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

          Excellent product. Alows me to adjust lighting with ease and ausome control, thanks to U Point technology. I have also used Viveza to bring out detail I didn't know was there. I realize all this can be done in PS or LR, but this makes it so much faster and who doesn't need more time for other things. Pair this with Color effects pro 4, and your set.

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

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          5.0

          Amazing Software

          By Pattabi

          from Monmouth Junction, NJ

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Quality

            Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

            I am an amateur and I have LR and PS, normally access PS to enhance selective color,contrast. With the purchase of this software, I launch Viveza from LR and I get very good effect with little effort.
            Only thing I am struggling is on how to remove the control points. May be I need to refer the manual

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

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            5.0

            Super Editing Tool

            By AZ Cowgirl

            from Skull Valley, AZ

            About Me Quality Oriented

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Colors and Controls
            • Easy To Navigate

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Quality

              Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

              This software is a super editing tool to have on hand. It works very well in Adobe Photoshop CS5. It was easy to learn how to use it too!

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

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              5.0

              It works just like the Ad.

              By Len

              from Melbourne, Australia

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A powerful digital tool
              • Clean Interface
              • Time Saving
              • Very easy to understand

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All digital images

              Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

              I take lots of photos and in real world photography, you can't control the lighting in most out of studio situations. Most of us then use Photoshop to get our photos looking the best they can be, or to add our own artistic vision to these images, but unless you're a bit of a Photoshop expert, making image changes can be very confusing and time consuming. With Viveza 2 however, with it's very simple and intuitive interface and controls, everyone can produce remarkable results.

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

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              5.0

              I would buy Nik products again

              By Cogar

              from Crawford, CO

              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 Viveza 2 Software:

                Work flow is improved. Thanks Nik. Excellent features. A must have for photo's.

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

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                4.0

                Nice and easy!

                By Butlerkid

                from Tennessee

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adjusting raw images

                  Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                  Easy to install and use. Great for adjusting overall exposure and also for making isolated adjustments.

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

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                  5.0

                  Viveza 'Vantastic'

                  By GO

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Colors and Controls
                  • Easy To Navigate
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Quality

                    Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                    This software really makes it easy to transform a so-so image to something spectacular. Well worth the costs. And Nik has some great teaching videos that get you going real fast. Love it.
                    GO

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

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                    5.0

                    Viveza, simple to use, superior results

                    By Snowbird

                    from Florida

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Colors and Controls
                    • Easy To Navigate
                    • Easy to use and effective
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Quick touch-ups

                      Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                      Makes changes to color and luminosity in your images intuitive and easy.
                      Add structure (detail) to areas of your image without affecting other areas.
                      Like NIK of old, add control points (individual or group) and make subtle edits without layers or masks.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Software for the price!

                      By AF Photography Katie

                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Navigate

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Quality

                      Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                      This software is great, I actually have the Color Efex in the series as well. Viveza is a photoshop plugin that I use primary to isolate areas of the photograph that need more dimension and character to them. I frequently use the Structure slider to give details to clouds, trees, water etc. You can use the saturation or brightness slider to help with part of the photograph that didn't turn out as well as others. You can do some of these things with Color Efex Pro as well. The only difficult thing was using the brush feature because it took it back into photoshop and at first I couldn't flatten the image because it still had the plugin open but I figured it out.

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

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                      5.0

                      Where have You been all my life????

                      By photophly

                      from Old Bridge N.J.

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                            A powerful editing tool ....fast and easy to use

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

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                            5.0

                            Great "Quick-Fix"

                            By Magellan

                            from Prineville, Oregon

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

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                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                                  I love the product for its eas of use and quick fix capabilities.

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

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                                  4.0

                                  So far so good!

                                  By rp from Pittsburgh

                                  from Pittsburgh PA

                                  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 Viveza 2 Software:

                                    I had no problem installing the program and it was up and running in minutes. I have not used it extensively yet, but it seems to be fairly intuitive in application.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Versatile software

                                    By Ryhow

                                    from Bundaberg, Australia

                                    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 Viveza 2 Software:

                                      I used this with Lightroom 3 and find it very easy to operate and the results are great.
                                      One particular spot could be enhanced without adding those boring layers and then copied to other spots with varying sizes for different areas.
                                      Hopefully Viveza 3 will also have Luminance, similar to LR3.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Wow! Viveza 2.0!

                                      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 Viveza 2 Software:

                                          I didn't realise how powerful this soiftware was. Now that I know its secrets, I can rework my past photographs to make them "Pop"!

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Program -- Saves Time & Effort

                                          By fasted2002

                                          from Michigan

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Navigate
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                                              Viveza II complements the entire NIK software lineup. I use it before taking the image into Photoshop CS5. It's easy and the ability to pinpoint changes makes the editing task much easier.

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

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                                              1.0

                                              CRASH!

                                              By benclick

                                              from houston

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Freezes or Crashes

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                                                  love the idea and concept of this software but will ruin your day about 3 minutes into editing.. Has froze cs5 everytime i have used it. please fix and get back to me when the product actually works...

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

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                                                  5.0

                                                  MAKING GOOD BETTER

                                                  By JAW

                                                  from FLORIDA

                                                  Verified Buyer

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                                                    Cons

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                                                        Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                                                        PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO USE PLUG-INS INTELLIGENTLY WILL MAKE GOOD PICTURES A LITTLE BETTER AS OPPOSED TO THOSE TRYING TO MAKE A POOR PICTURE GREAT. WHATEVER UPGRADES COME I EAGERLY AWAIT BUT SOMETIMES THEY'RE NOT WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. VIVEZA CAME AND I APPLAUD IT.

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

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Wonderful add-on for Photoshop

                                                        By Late Bloomer

                                                        from Michigan

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

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

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Nik Software Viveza 2 Software:

                                                            This turned out to be one of the best new software purchases that I have made. It allows the user to change how a specific areas of the picture look (contrast,saturation,structure, etc.)without changing adjacent areas.

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

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