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Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition is a collection of digital filters that are widely used by many of today's professional photographers around the world to save time and to produce professional level results. The filter set includes traditional and stylizing filters that offer virtually endless possibilities to enhance and transform images quickly and easily. Furthermore, the software incorporates patented U Point technology to provide the ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks, layers or selections.
Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 has been significantly updated to provide photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike with the most powerful yet easy to use, set of photographic filters ever created. DSLR owners will revel in the wide range of quick and easy fixes to dramatically improve their photos with just a few clicks of the mouse. Professional wedding, nature, commercial and portrait photographers will appreciate the speed of workflow and advanced features designed to support uniquely creative styles and deliver class-leading power.
The Complete Edition provides 52 filters that can be combined to produce an extensive range of effects including high quality retouching, color correction and endless creative enhancements to your photographs. The result is nothing less than the most complete, most useful, collection of photographic filters you can add to your toolkit.
Note: If you purchase Color Efex Pro 3.0 or the Complete Collection on or after August 7, 2011, you are eligible for a free upgrade to Color Efex Pro 4.
52 Powerful Filters
The filters in Color Efex Pro 3.0 range from creative enhancements and special effects to re-touching tools and conventional film emulation filter effects. Click Here to see a complete list of filters with descriptions and before/after samples.
U Point Technology
The Award-winning U Point technology gives you ultimate control to selectively apply enhancements without the need for any complicated masks, layers or selections, and makes it easy to selectively add, modify and remove a filter effect using convenient sliders. Additionally, some of the latest filters in Color Efex Pro 3.0 provide unique functionality based entirely on the U Point technology.
The extensively reworked interface in version 3.0 is the result of both deep study into the look and feel that professional photographers expect in modern applications and requests from Nik Software users. The completely resizable interface lets you easily accommodate large monitor configurations, preview before and after results, and quickly access the entire range of unique tools to match your workflow. In addition, it is color-neutral with a medium-gray background and it groups major controls close together for greater efficiency, letting you achieve excellent results in less time.
Powerful Selective Tool
Unique among photographic filter software on the market today, the Color Efex Pro 3.0 Selective Tool allows you to quickly and easily brush any filter effect into your image. Layers and masks are created automatically, so you are free to create and experiment unfettered. Color Efex Pro 3.0 makes this access more convenient by giving you the choice of selectively applying the filter in the Filter Interface. This lets you launch the Color Efex Pro 3.0 interface from either the Selective Tool or the Filters menu.
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System & Software 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
Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition Software Review