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Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Rediscover the beauty of black and white photography with Silver Efex Pro 2, which utilizes a powerful set of darkroom inspired features combined with Nik’s U Point technology.Multiple Software CompatibilitySilver Efex Pro 2 installs as a 32-bit and 64-bit plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture.Fine Tuning Options and U Point Technology Fine tune images with precise selective enhancements, without the need for a lengthy or complex multi-step process. Choose from dozens of presets, or utilize the extensive set of global controls such as brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, film types, toning, and much more to craft the final image.Nik’s Patented U Point technology uses control points, created with one click simplicity and targeted only where adjustments are needed. The U Point technology is slider controlled, and provides the ultimate level of control over tonality, color, and image detail.Specially Developed AlgorithmsThe imaging science and technology behind Silver Efex Pro 2 has been developed where each part works intelligently together with others to achieve the best results possible. Rather than algorithms working only in isolation, each algorithm intelligently changes contrast relationships between colors and other related algorithms. The result is a predictable, high quality output.Intuitive History BrowserThe History Browser enables exploration of all of the Silver Efex Pro 2 features, with the freedom to try different looks, undo adjustments at any time, and compare different edited history states of your image. Each adjustment can be compared in full view, side by side or split view.Dynamic Brightness and Amplified Blacks and WhitesSilver Efex Pro 2 features the Dynamic Brightness control, which adjusts the brightness of an image to match existing tonalities. Customize the image Using the slider to adjust  and brighten dark areas, all without affecting lighter objects and vice-versa. The Dynamic Brightness feature helps to save time while producing superior results.Create images with greater impact with unique contrast effects, all without blocking up darker areas of an image or blowing out lighter ones. Accentuate blacks and whites to create an image with greater impact by increasing the presence of highlights and shadows adaptively throughout the image.Structure and Fine StructureNik’s innovative Structure control works more precisely "between" the edges to help enhance the image, through contrast adjustments, along with the edges of the lights and darks. The Fine Structure control brings out even more visible detail in the smallest structures, plus textures without rendering an over sharpened appearance.Grain Engine and Precise control.Silver Efex Pro 2 features a reproduction algorithm that recreates the image using the grain, rather than just adding grain layer. Explore any level of grain options by using the Grain slider or by selecting a Film Type that will apply a grain setting appropriate for the chosen film option. Customize even further the desired level of grain softness by choosing the number of grains per pixel.Advanced Features and PresetsChoose from a number of easy to use, but advanced features such as Visual Presets, which categorize by over 30 photographic style. Visual Presets provide great, single click starting points, which can be edited and shared with others.Soft Contrast applies adjustments based on the image details, resulting in a less harsh contrast and a stylized mood. Choose Selective Color to create a custom toned image, as this feature easily adds color elements back into the image utilizing the U Point technology to precisely select objects. Choose the Image Borders option to add a finishing touch to the image.  Select from organic image elements to create unique and completely random borders, providing classic darkroom style edges with a modern look and infinite possibilities.
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