The nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 Standard Edition includes 19 filters for a wide variety of photographic styles and enhancements. The Standard Edition provides key filters for color and light enhancements, including the Skylight filter, the Midnight Blue filter, and the award-winning Sunshine filter. Filters in this edition offer a range of enhancement and stylizing options ranging from correcting colors and adding light, to creating a cinematic day for night effect and diffusing light in an image.
nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters have all been updated to include more functionality and better features, along with more filters and effects. Some of these include:
- 16-bit functionality
- True Light Color Engine that provides even better photographic enhancements by preserving the relationships between color, contrast, and detail. The True Light Color Engine provides more natural film-like images and allows users to achieve far better quality enhancements, with more natural and photographic results.
- Advanced Panel provides controls to adapt the filter's enhancement to enable it to protect the highlights and shadows in the image in order to provide higher quality effects and enhancements. Available only in selected filters, the Advanced Panel provides a histogram that enables you to identify potential problems in the image.
- Larger and expanded preview options.
- A Selective module that enables users to apply any filter quickly and easily to any part of an image, while taking advantage of pressure sensitivity when used with a Wacom tablet.
Each nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filter adapts its effect based on the detail structures, colors, and contrast range of each image. By identifying the unique qualities of the image that the filter is processing, each filter is able to achieve consistency across a range of images. This consistency provides greater productivity as the filters can be applied with the same settings across a wide range of images.
nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 filters adapt to any previous filter adjustment or any other change made to the image to provide natural color and light enhancements. This feature becomes increasingly important since applying filters in a different order will provide you with more control over your images, as well as more options for great, natural photographic enhancements. The combination of the True Light color processing system along with each filter's adaptive nature provides a truly unique system of controlling the light and color in virtually any image.