Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition Software

Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition Software

Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition Software

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Product Highlights

  • 52 Powerful Filters
  • Traditional and Stylizing Filters
  • Intuitive Operation
  • U Point Technology
  • Powerful Selective Tool
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Plug-In for Apple Aperture
  • Mac & Windows Compatibility
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Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Overview

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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.
Resizable Interface
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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Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 Specs

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 Reviews

Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete Edition Software is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have for Perfectionists and Artists I use Color Efex in more ways than I had thought I would. I've found that even the filters I thought I would have no use for can give stunning results with some photos. I'm now in the habit of running a photograph through all 52 filters just to see if there's a hidden magic in any one of them. The user control is incredibly extensive. The worst thing about this product is that it can be addictive - I find myself running photos through Color Efex that look just fine the way they are. Some of my photos that I had given up on have now become works of art. I run Color Efex as a plug-in editor to Aperture 2.1. The GUI is simple and elegant, and it works seamlessly with Aperture.
Date published: 2008-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from for the best final processing I use this product to complete the processing of my photos. It is very easy to use and the results are fantastic. I have two beefs however: after each filter is used, the software take you back to the menu - many extra clicks if you use more than one filter, which I do., and in order to get the tonal contrast filter, which I use all the time, you have to buy the complete program (more money). I would highly recommend this software. There si one other problem which may be this software of Photoshop CS5 - photoshop crashes frequently when I use this and Viveza 2.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I pretty much cant stand digital. I still think it looks like dog doo compared to film but when you cant afford to burn through rolls of film your stuck with it. Nik is my savior. It adds such depth and realism to my otherwise flat looking photos, allowing me to be subtle to extreme, saving me 100 shortcuts with each click. You have complete control over each adjustment and yet its been so easy to use. It was referred to me by a pro, although Im an amateur. Anyone that shoots digital and edits in Photoshop or Aperature should pick this up.
Date published: 2009-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Plug-in But First, let me say I do like this product but the install was anything but routine and once it was installed into Photoshop CS5 I was no longer able to copy and paste into any graphic program more than once until I closed Photoshop and re-opened it. Not good. I uninstalled and reinstalled the program so many times my system crashed and thankfully I have a raid array and was able to boot from a secondary plex until I could repair the problem. And the problem was with this software. After much searching I found I wasn't the only one with this problem and there is a fix. I had to create a config file and place it in the Nix directory for everything to work again. Once I did that all was well with the world. I love the effects, but be forewarned that if you aren't computer savvy this one may bite you big time.
Date published: 2011-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best deal going to upgrade to Pro 4. The Color Efex Pro 3 Complete is a very versatile and powerful software app. The ability to overlay different filters, save favorites, and create your own recipes is a great time saver. But best of all, because this version was purchased after August, 2011 through B&H it comes with a free upgrade to Pro 4. You only have to scan a copy of your B&H receipt, email that to NIK software and they send back the product key to license Pro 4. It's that easy.
Date published: 2012-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color Efex Pro 3.0 After purchasing the software I hardly have to use Photo Shop. It's easy to use and it makes vivid enhancements that used to take awhile to obtain in Photo Shop. I would have to say I use this software 75% of the time in my workflow. I thought at first it was a bit overpriced but once I used the software I quickly found out it was well worth it.
Date published: 2008-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A comprehensive digital filter package Very intuitive and easy to use. I mostly use it with PS5 for my Portrait and Design work. It's nice to have available in LR3 but when working with big sessions, everything seems to get bogged down (This is more LR3 than Efex Pro 3.0). Color Efex Pro 3.0 offers plenty of presets with the ability to modify and fine tune individual parameters and set control points so that you can dial up your images just how you like with only a few mouse clicks. Opens up a world of enhancements and creativity for your photos and imaging.
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Software Excellent plugin.I use this with PSCS2,no need to read the manual, this software'thinks'like you. Just start messing around with it and you'll see what I mean. Compatability with Wacom tablets is a bonus. Great UI.Effects load quickly, not sure whether it's my system or if software is not too demanding. P4 2.8Ghz 2GB DDR2
Date published: 2008-04-16
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