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Nik Software HDR Efex Pro 2 Software

B&H # NIHEP2 MFR # NIK-6200
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Product Highlights
  • High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • 32- and 64-bit Software Support
  • Updated Tone-Mapping Engine
  • Utilizes GPU Acceleration
  • Added Depth Control
  • Chromatic Aberration Reduction
  • Improved Ghost Reduction and Alignment
  • Photoshop, Lightroom & Aperture Plug-In
  • Windows & Mac Compatibility

The HDR Efex Pro 2 Software from Nik Software is a software plug-in for use with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. It allows you to create stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) images by aligning and blending multiple exposures of the same scene. The software is optimized for use with multi-core CPUs, 32- or 64-bit systems, and GPU acceleration.

HDR photographs typically require software to blend an underexposed image, a properly exposed image, and an overexposed image together in order to create a stunning image that preserves shadow and highlight detail beyond that which the camera sensor can capture alone. This software gives you many options for creating HDR images, including one-click visual presets, advanced tone mapping algorithms, detailed HDR controls, and U Point Technology controls for fine-tuning colors and tonality.

Advanced yet Simplified Controls
Enjoy improved color rendering, more natural results, and simplified controls with the new tone-mapping engine of HDR Efex Pro 2. Completely redesigned controls for enhancing images make crafting superior HDR images fast and easy
Pure, Unlimited HDR
HDR imaging allows multiple exposures to be merged into a single image with a full range of brightness and color. HDR Efex Pro 2 now lets you create stunning images that range from realistic to artistic
New Merging Interface
Streamline the merging process with previews of each exposure and the ability to enable Smart Objects
Simple Editing Workflow
HDR Efex Pro 2 offers precise selective editing and fine-tuning, to stylize your HDR image through complete global control of exposure, contrast, saturation, structure, and more. Users in Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture will all have the same experience, features, and functionality
U Point Technology
Selectively apply or remove filter effects with the utmost precision, without the need for complicated selections and layer masks
Superior Ghost and Chromatic Aberration Reduction
For improved ghost reduction and alignment there are newly implemented algorithms, as well as the ability to select a reference image, that both dramatically improve the initial merge results. While new controls reduce unsightly purple & blue fringes where dark tones meet light tones, producing more natural and pleasing imagery
Add Depth and Vibrance
Overcome dull and flat looking images, that so often accompany HDR processing, with the newly implemented depth control and works to combat these dulling effects
Advanced HDR Methods
Get amazing HDR looks and develop your own HDR presets using powerful, proprietary tone mapping and adjustment controls. Furthermore, switch between many of the native algorithms for a variety of unique looks
Improved White Balance and Visual Preset Browser
For a wide variety of HDR looks, single-click starting points have been re-categorized for quicker results, while the addition of the Tint control makes for a complete White Balance system
Graduated Neutral Density Controls
With access to the full 32-bit depth of the merged image, you can correct or stylize your image--providing for a natural effect, especially on images with a strong horizon line
Catch and Correct Clipping
Improvements to the Loupe tool have been made so that you can now benefit from viewing clipped highlights and shadows of your images, without missing them or having to guess where they are
Wide Variety of Languages Supported
For maximum accessibility, there are many languages now available, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Mandarin), and Japanese
PC Requirements Windows Vista, 7 or later
AMD or Intel processor
2.0 GB RAM (4.0 GB or more is recommended)
Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 4
32- and 64-bit compatible
Mac Requirements OS X 10.6.8, 10.7 or later
Intel processor
2.0 GB RAM (4.0 GB or more is recommended)
Adobe Photoshop CS5 through CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 4
Apple Aperture 3.0 or later
64-bit compatible
Graphics Card Requirements NVIDIA:
GeForce 8 Series, GeForce 9 Series, GeForce 100 Series, GeForce 200 Series, GeForce 300 Series, GeForce 400 Series, GeForce 500 Series

ATI:
Radeon HD2000 Series, Radeon HD3000 Series, Radeon HD4000 Series, Radeon HD5000 Series, Radeon HD6000 Series

Intel:
Intel HD Graphics 3000

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Nik SoftwareHDR Efex Pro 2 Software
 
5.0

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5.0

HDR Efex Pro 2 is the best!

By Rich

from Northwestern Pennsylvania

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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 HDR Efex Pro 2 Software:

    Control points really let you do your thing with this product. Presets are also fantastic. Great addition to working with Photoshop.

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    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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