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Photorumours says using "July4" as a coupon code gets the Topaz Labs bundle for $199.

http://photorumors.com ...-99-regular-price-299-99/external link

I have purchased the recent Google NIK bundle and was wondering if Topaz offers something else special? I'm not certain I'll have enough time to test drive all the features before July 7 when the offer expires.

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Interesting question, as I have Topaz Suite.:confused:

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Save your money. I have topaz products and while they are decent, and offer a few interesting filters, they pale in comparison to Nik's products such as ColorEfex, dFine, and especially Silver Efex.

$99...? Maybe. $199...? No way.

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I agree, I'd save my money. I use Nik products (especially the Silver Efex) and rarely touch anything from Topaz. $200 is complete overkill for those products, IMO.

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Here is another opinion from an owner of both suites. I dont even think Topaz comes close, NIK blows them out of the water in ALL aspects IMHO.

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In case you are interested in On One products, they have everything 50% off until June 28.

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OnOne is an excellent product. Download a free trial at http://www.ononesoftwa​re.com ...MDax6juhrgCFcSj4Aod​Jx8A3wexternal link

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I am tempted by the onOne sale. It ends today and I also own the NIK suite. People's thoughts?

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Some prefer NIK and some say they complement each other.

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I have a few more hours to think about pulling the trigger on the on-One suite.

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Some of the features of the OnOne Suite overlap with the Nik Suite, but both also do things that the other can't So if you don't mind spending the money, both suites complement each other well. For example, OnOne has layer, masking, and portrait features that the Nik suite doesn't have. Hope that helps. If you get the OnOne Suite and learn the futures, I don't think you will regret it.

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You can see how the OnOne Suite integrates with Lightroom. Jump ahead where they replace the sky, and you can see how OnOne is different from Nik.

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I have both and use both. If I could only have one, it would be a tough choice... I use Topaz ReMask and Nik Viveza a lot.

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I love Nik, especially Viveza. The control-point system is brilliant in its simplicit/accessibilit​y and offers rich detailed customization.

I played with Topaz and while it did some cool stuff, I preferred Nik (that said I already bought Nik so I wasn't feeling like regretting my purchase).

It should be noted that Google's on-going commitment to professional photography software is questionable...obvious​ly their focus is consumers with SnapSeed.

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