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Nik Software Complete Collection for Lightroom and Aperture

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X
4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews

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  • Dfine 2.0, HDR Efex Pro 2
  • Viveza. Color Efex Pro 3.0
  • Silver Efex Pro
  • Sharpener Pro 3.0.
  • Viveza

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Product Description

New Complete Collection for Apple Aperture offers all 5 of Nik Software's award-winning plug-ins and provides solutions for every step of the photographic workflow with powerful, easy-to-use tools to extend Aperture's photo management and editing.

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  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
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  • ASIN: B001L8L3L0
  • Item model number: 1091BB
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,038 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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I'm using it with Lightroom and Vista. I haven't used all the pieces of the collection yet but I can say Viveeza is great. I had thought I could do what it does with the Lightroom supplied filters but it's impossible. An example: I traveled to Austria recently and the weather didn't cooperate - it was mainly overcast with snow or rain so pictures in the small towns are dull. With LR it's possible to adjust the exposure and use the gradient and brush tools to selectively edit different parts of the image. But it's non-discriminatory - the gradient tool adjusts very nicely from the edges but everything is adjusted equally. This is where Viveeza is so nice. Put a control point in a window box of geraniums, for example. Adjust the size of the circle and then adjust brightness, saturation, contrast and "structure". The reds of the geraniums pop because the grey or blue or white of the wall isn't affected. Brighten the walls the same way but maybe not so much. Go down the street and brighten each tree or put a point in the sky and pull the little bit of blue up from the overcast. It's like having a mask under thought control.

I've tinkered with the other parts of the collection but not enough to say anything about them other than they appear to be similarly powerful. I'm looking forward to learning how to use silver efex. A good thing to do is google for a coupon - just google on nik software coupon. You'll be pleasantly surprised. Mine was twenty five percent off.
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I had read several favorable reviews for some parts of this package (most notably from Ctein who I think walks on water). Yet the price really gave me pause. Also the learning curve. Nevertheless I finally bit the bullet. I slowly climbed the learning curve with a lot of help from Nik's excellent and free tutorials. (Did you hear that Adobe Photoshop? FREE TUTORIALS!)

I am glad that I did. Now I have more selective control over tonality, brightness, hue, etc. etc. than I ever dreamed was possible. I make subtle enhancements that never occurred to me before. Now I don't know how I would get along without this package.

Oh yes. Integration with Aperture is seamless and the the two complement each other. With Snow Leopard everything runs blazingly fast.
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I purchased this NIK software bundle for digital photo editing within Aperture 2, and it works wonderfully well. With Snow Leopard Apple OS it is amazingly fast. Nik has great web-based tutorials and seminars to show how to used the various programs. Tech support is great too. I highly recommended this bundled set.
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I'm an advanced-amateur photographer, but not an artist. I've used Photoshop and Lightroom with some success for years, but I've always struggled with masking in post.

I bought the complete collection for Lightroom 3 because I got a legit version at a price too good to pass up. After using it for about 6 months, I'd say it's definitely worth the selling price. While it's not totally intuitive, it is very easy to learn. A couple free tutorials from the Nik website and a little practice and I was performing localized adjustments with far better results than ever before. I use Viveza and Color Efex to improve nearly every good photo I take. Output sharpening in Sharpener Pro has greatly improved my prints. HDR Efex makes great-looking HDR a piece of cake. (HDR Efex Pro now comes with the complete collection. If the software isn't included on your disk, you can download it from Nik's website.) I haven't used Dfine much, but some toying I did suggests it will be helpful with high-ISO when I need it. While I own both Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5, thanks to the Nik software I only use Photoshop for advanced editing and soft-proofing prior to printing.

One drawback of the Lightroom version stems from the lack of layers in Lightroom. I now have a common workflow that includes shooting raw, adjusting exposure and white balance in Lightroom, then Color Efex, Viveza, & Sharpener Pro. Each step in Lightroom either requires you to save a copy or make irreversible changes to the original. I work with copies, which results in many versions of the same file which either take up space and confuse things, or must be deleted and risk accidental deletion of the original.
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This is an early review, because I'm just starting to use it. I am using it as plugins for Aperture 3.0.3, so everything I say should be taken in that context.

These are powerful tools to make Aperture 2 or 3 a really nice editing program (along with Aperture's strengths in organization). As some other reviewers have said, buy this with Aperture, and you can almost replace Photoshop. I never have been a fan of Photoshop, finding it unnecessarily complex with tools I just don't use. For me, on the edge of being a prosumer/amateur, this is a nice program. If you already own Aperture, this is a fairly nice investment. If you don't, it's an expensive proposition, but I did it because I thought it was the best combination of programs for my needs. And they are incredibly easy to use. I was scared of them at first, but the learning curve is fast.

As an added benefit, Nik Software is launching HDR Efex Pro in October, and you get it free if you purchased this set after July. I can't wait, because HDR editing is something of interest to me.

There are a couple of negatives. Only Viveza 2 is 64 bit compliant for Aperture 3. The other ones are 32 bit compliant, so Aperture asks to quit to convert to 32 bit (fairly automated process on a Mac). It's slower. But Nik Software is claiming that it will release 64 bit versions of the rest of their products. The second issue is more of an annoyance. There's a Key Code for each of the programs, all different. You have to add in 5 different Key Codes, all very long, to install each of the 5. They should do that more efficiently with one code for all 5.

Update: Now three of the components, Viveza 2, Silver Efex Pro, and Color Efex Pro 3.0 are 64bit compliant. They run very well with Aperture 3.
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