For anyone who already uses any of NIK’s software, you already know how cool it is. I’m a big fan.
I only have two of their plugins but I, almost religiously, use them on every shot I edit. For color shots, everything will go through NIK’s Color Efex Pro 4. For my black and white shots (like the one above or any of the shots on this site), everything takes a trip through Silver Efex Pro 2. I even have Snapseed for doing fun edits on my iPad or iPhone. It’s by far my favorite app for mobile edits.
Google Changes Everything
It’s always a little scary when a company as big as Google buys a company who creates products you use. Will they continue to produce those products in a way that still works for you? Well, that still remains to be seen in this situation.
Last year Google bought NIK. They’ve made a couple changes so far. The first one was discontinuing the desktop version of Snapseed. I never used Snapseed as a desktop app, but I’ve heard from others who are a little bummed and concerned by this move.
But, a very nice and recent development – You can now purchase the entire collection of NIK plugins for $149!!! That’s incredible! I love the NIK plugins that I use and they help me a lot when it comes to processing my images. $149 for this editing power is a steal!
This is everything that’s inlcuded:
Try Before You Buy
Not sure yet? Get the free trial (15 days). You can get a free trial version of these plugins and see if you like them. Can’t beat that with a stick! They offer versions that work with Aperture, Lightroom and Photoshop, so whatever platform you’re using, NIK will fit right in.
BTW, I’m not an affiliate and have no association with NIK other than just being a satisfied customer.
Anyway, visit their site and check it out for yourself: NIKSoftware.com