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Nik SoftwareColor Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (16)
  • Easy to customize (14)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (11)
  • Accurate colors (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional quality (9)
  • Multimedia (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15), Business (7)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (11), PC (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Filters that make your photos POP!!

The best Father's Day gift ever! I am using the filters with almost every photo I have taken since I received it from my wife. The Nik Software website offers numerous lessons and suggestions...Read complete review

The best Father's Day gift ever! I am using the filters with almost every photo I have taken since I received it from my wife. The Nik Software website offers numerous lessons and suggestions for upgrading your photos as well. I was online this week for a webinar on their website specifically for the use of these filters in landscape photography and I applied a lot of the content to my photos and the filters really do improve them!! Color Efex Pro 4 will put a lot of improvement in your photos. A must for the digital photographer!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK update but not that much new...

I am a Pro Photographer and have had "Pro 3" for over a year and I like the product. I guess I expected more bang for the buck with...Read complete review

I am a Pro Photographer and have had "Pro 3" for over a year and I like the product. I guess I expected more bang for the buck with "Pro 4". If you are new to NIK Software this is a good product, but if you are upgrading it's a waste of your money.

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4.0

Amazing editing with filters - the Best!

By Jeff

from near Kansas City

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

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 Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

    Endless ways to enhance your photos for that perfect look.

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

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    5.0

    Variety of filters!

    By Mabel

    from Laredo, TX

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Accurate Colors and Controls
    • Easy To Customize
    • Easy To Navigate

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

        I couldn't be happier with the different filters you can add to a photo. What I really like is the ability to add on filters instead of adding then getting back in to add another. You can stack them! And I'm sure there's a filter for everyone from natural, to dramatic, to black and white, and of course many more.

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

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        5.0

        A must have!

        By CJB

        from Binghamton Ny

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • none so far

        Best Uses

        • Presentations
        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

        I use Nik Software to get images ready for Facebook in a snap. I works great.

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

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        5.0

        Filters that make your photos POP!!

        By Kent

        from Albuquerque NM

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Customize
        • Easy To Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Professional Quality

        Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

        The best Father's Day gift ever! I am using the filters with almost every photo I have taken since I received it from my wife. The Nik Software website offers numerous lessons and suggestions for upgrading your photos as well. I was online this week for a webinar on their website specifically for the use of these filters in landscape photography and I applied a lot of the content to my photos and the filters really do improve them!! Color Efex Pro 4 will put a lot of improvement in your photos. A must for the digital photographer!!

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

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        5.0

        Great Plugin

        By Trav

        from Austin,Tx.

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Colors and Controls
        • Easy To Navigate

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

            I have used this product in the past and the new 4.0 version is even better. Much more verstile and ease of use.

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

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            5.0

            Great time saver!

            By Diane

            from Enola, Pa.

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes
              • Presentations
              • Professional Quality

              Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

              Using this in post-processing has saved so much time and does a beautiful job. Doing things with this product gives a photographer more time to go out and do the fun and money-making stuff -- shooting photos!

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

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              5.0

              Highy Recommend Colour Efex Pro

              By NOLA 13

              from Toronto, Ontario

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              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 Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                Very easy to use and the wide range of filters are absolutely fabulous. The videos on the NIK site are extensive and explore what can be done with each filter. No need to buy a book.
                WHat I love the most about Colour Efex Pro 4 is that I am able to target specific areas and make adjustments to only those areas.
                The film filters alone are worth the purchase price.

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

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                5.0

                Valuable addition to a digital darkroom

                By bill

                from Ffld, CT

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Colors and Controls
                • Easy To Customize
                • Easy To Navigate
                • Time saver
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Quality

                  Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                  Downloaded the trial and really like it, balked at the price though. After taking a few webcast NIK seminars and trying to get the same results using PS, I gave up and got it.

                  What a timesaver for many tasks. Using it much more than anticipated.

                  You need to play a bit to determine the intensity of your effects (easy to overdo).

                  Net, very happy user.

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

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                  5.0

                  Does exactly what it says it does

                  By Gaman

                  from Afton,Va.

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                      Easy and quick editing with excellent results. Will probably get Silver Efex next.

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

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                      4.0

                      Easy to use, Easy to mis-use

                      By Pete

                      from Raleigh NC

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Flexible
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photo editing

                        Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                        A great add in to Photoshop. Very powerful, allowing you to make incredible changes that would be very difficult otherwise. Of course with power comes responsibility. It is very easy to get carried away,and produce some really awful results.

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

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                        5.0

                        Love putting my own recipes together!

                        By Kenneth Mitchell

                        from Clermont,Florida

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Customize
                        • Easy To Navigate
                        • No end to creativity

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional Quality

                          Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                          This gives me great ideas, a place to start and an end results that my clients are in awe

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

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                          5.0

                          A Photoshop Necessity

                          By gvetters

                          from Vancouver, BC

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Quality

                            Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                            This is a great addition to Photoshop,providing wonderful enhancements to my photo editing.

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

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                            5.0

                            Awesome product works great

                            By Maxie

                            from Pearl River New York

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            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 Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                              I use this product as a plugin with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and it is amazingly easy to use I love the presets they have built in.

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

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                              5.0

                              I wish I had this before now!

                              By JSJ

                              from Rochester, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                              Awesome program in addition to Lightroom 3. Makes your pictures go from great to extraordinary!

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

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                              3.0

                              Does a fair job

                              By Ray

                              from Rockport, TX

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                  The product is somewhat okay It does touch up the face but often times touch up goes all the way down the neck line - this product does not provide editing below the face if it does I haven't found out how.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Wow Factor!

                                  By Kicked-Ash

                                  from Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Multimedia

                                    Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                    Right from the start... I've been very impressed with this program! I did a lot of research and reading before purchasing this software, and I must say that it lives up to its reputation. It takes your already beautiful pictures, and just bumps them up a notch, making them even better!

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

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                                    4.0

                                    It can bring out the image

                                    By Bruce

                                    from Milwaukee,Wi

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Navigate

                                    Cons

                                    • Freezes or Crashes

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Wildlife photos

                                    Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                    I use it with photoshop cs4.
                                    I had an older version that wouldn't work with cs4.
                                    It comes in handy for adding special effects and brighting up my bird photographs,
                                    The only problem is you want to over use it and then you get into trouble.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    WONDERFUL software!

                                    By Nikella

                                    from Twin Falls, Idaho

                                    About Me Amateur Photographer, Digital artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Can add many filters
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • Filter layers separate

                                    Cons

                                    • Filters sometimes subtle

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                      This software exceeded my expectations. The 55 filters are not only very unique, but each contains controls that can modify every individual filter, so it is really more like having 250 filters!

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

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                                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      OK update but not that much new...

                                      By Brian

                                      from Texas

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                          I am a Pro Photographer and have had "Pro 3" for over a year and I like the product. I guess I expected more bang for the buck with "Pro 4". If you are new to NIK Software this is a good product, but if you are upgrading it's a waste of your money.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Awesome product,easy to use

                                          By Dan S.

                                          from Fenton, Michigan

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 Complete Edition:

                                            This is A great addition to my photoshop program. Very easy to use and so many filters and options.You can turn an ordinary photo into something spectacular,

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

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