Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software is a Photoshop Plug-in for creating professional quality black and white images from your photographs. It brings together advanced power and control required for professional results in one convenient tool.
Featuring Nik Software's patented U Point technology to selectively control the tonality and contrast of the image, Silver Efex Pro uses advanced imaging algorithms to protect against unwanted artifacts, and includes a comprehensive collection of emulated black and white film types, a variable toning selector for adding traditional toning techniques, over 20 one-click preset styles, and a state-of-the-art grain reproduction engine that help produce the highest quality black and white images possible from your color images while providing more freedom to experiment.
Altogether Silver Efex Pro provides photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike with the power and control needed to create professional quality black and white images in one convenient tool.
Note: Customers purchasing this software will be given a free upgrade to Silver Efex Pro 2 upon registration with Nik Software.
Incredible Speed and Results with U Point Technology
U Point Technology enables you to selectively control the tonality and contrast of an image without the need for any complicated selections or layer masks. By placing a control point on any part of the image you wish to alter, and moving a few simple sliders, you can achieve incredible results in a fraction of the time required by other tools.
State-of-the-Art Grain Engine
Silver Efex Pro features a revolutionary grain engine that accurately recreates the look of a traditional black and white image. In contrast to other methods which merely overlay a grain pattern over your image, Silver Efex Pro completely redraws your image mimicking the traditional silver halide process to achieve realistic looking photographic grain.
Silver Efex Pro emulates 18 of the most popular black and white film types, including the grain, color sensitivity, and tone curve for each.
Stylize your images with popular tints and toners, add a classic vignette, and burn in the edges with natural darkroom-inspired tools. A collection of over 20 preset styles, with thumbnails using the current image, let you quickly experiment with variations and alternate looks. You can also create your own style presets as well.
Powerful Selective Tool (Adobe Photoshop only)
The Selective Tool gives you instant access to Silver Efex Pro and allows you to brush filter effects into your image using any brush tool available in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Layers and layer masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply enhancements to precise areas in your image (not available in Apple Aperture).
Smart Filter Compatibility (Adobe Photoshop only)
Silver Efex Pro is Smart Filter compatible, which allows you to go back and fine tune black and white images even after effects have been applied (not available in Apple Aperture).
Multi-image Support (Apple Aperture only)
Silver Efex Pro is compatible with Apple Aperture's ability to work on multiple images at once. When more than one image is opened, "Previous" and "Next" buttons appear that allow photographers to easily copy and paste settings between images to maintain consistency.
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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