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Nik Color Efex Pro upgrade worth it ?

Discussion in 'Retouching and Post Processing' started by 56 Chevy, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Hi
    I've got the "Select" version of this software and like it

    I am considering upgrading to their "complete" version -- but before I spend the extra dollars -- I was wanting to hear some opinions from folks that already have it -- or are thinking about upgrading.

    Are the extra filters worth the extra dollars for this ?

    Thanks in advance for your comments
  2. If I am not mistaken, tonal contrast, glamour glow, bleach bypass and midnight are all only in the complete version. All four of them are really cool.
  3. Bilkeau


    Mar 8, 2009
    You can download a fifteen day trial, so you can make your own mind up at relative leisure, but my opinion is "Hell, yeah!" There are some really useful and interesting filters, but I use Tonal Contrast on every image I process, so AFAIC that alone is worth the price of admission.

  4. The Dynamic Skin Softener, Foliage, Tonal Contrast, and Glamour Glow are what I use most.
  5. I think it is worth it. Then again, I use at least one of the filters on nearly every photo that I process!
  6. This software is very good. I have only one reservation about it. Unlike Photoshop plug-ins where the changes get merged into the image, Color Efex in NX2 relies on non destructive editing via instructions. If a there is a later version of NX and the current version of Color Efex does not work with it, the user is going to be inconvenienced or forced to shell out for an upgrade. There are workarounds like running the old version of NX or saving your edits as tiff which is difficult on storage space. Nothing in this life is perfect.
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