Google Nik Collection | WORKFLOW

June 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Color Efex Pro | Fujifilm X70 on a tripod

You have probably heard about this by now...but one of my most used workflow support applications is officially biting the dust. From what I've read, users are not at all happy about it. Petitions are now circulating to convince Google to continue development or at the very least, their support.

I've been a fan of the Nik Software Collection since 2013, primarily using it for landscape images. I think Google had bought it at around that time and offered it for free. Then the company announced that although it was being offered at no charge, they would not be updating/supporting it. At some point I expect it to stop working altogether as MAC OS and Microsoft Windows progress. It's already behaving finicky with each new update of my Adobe Creative Suite.

There are seven  components but I limit myself to Color Efex Pro, Define, and Silver Efex Pro.

Fuji XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OISFuji XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

Color Efex Pro

Old School CoolOld School CoolLeigh Miller |

Color Efex Pro

Fujifilm GFX 50S PanoFujifilm GFX 50S PanoLeigh Miller |

Silver Efex Pro | Fujifilm GFX 50s Pano

fujifilm GFX 50S - 65% Beauty Cropfujifilm GFX 50S - 65% Beauty CropLeigh Miller |

Silver Efex Pro

Fujifilm GFX 50S W/GF63mm F2.8 R WRFujifilm GFX 50S W/GF63mm F2.8 R WRLeigh Miller |

Silver Efex Pro

If you frequently shoot at high ISO's, take a look at Define. I've found it to be pretty good at cleaning up noise. It's far more flexible than the noise reduction tool in Adobe Lightroom CC as you can target areas where the noise is most visible.


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