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NIK SilverEfex Pro 2 - An interesting report

 
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Mar 05, 2011 09:52 |  #1

Here's a blog article by an AP photographer trying out the new update of NIK SilverEfex Pro B&W conversion software.

http://aphotocontribut​or.typepad.com …178855143&mid=1​15479&jb=0 (external link)


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Mar 05, 2011 11:35 |  #2

I found this pretty poor, waiting to get my own hands on it


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Mar 05, 2011 13:09 |  #3

Scapevision wrote in post #11961071 (external link)
I found this pretty poor, waiting to get my own hands on it

The article or the software? I've used NIK SilverEfex for some time now and love it. My B&W prints are excellent.

I'm just now toying with the 15 day demo of SilverEfex Pro 2 to decide whether it's worth the upgrade.


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Mar 05, 2011 17:45 as a reply to  @ ChasP505's post |  #4

I agree. I really like Silver Efex Pro 2. Great software.


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Mar 05, 2011 18:18 |  #5

Definitely not the software. Silver Efex is extremely useful as is flexible. I am definitely looking forward to the version 2 coming into my system


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Mar 09, 2011 23:05 |  #6

Just got my hands on one. Just as I thought, the reviewer didn't even touch the cool stuff


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Mar 10, 2011 09:28 |  #7

I was fortunate in that I bought version 1 of Silver Efex recently enough that they gave me a free upgrade to version 2. I liked it before, and I like it even more now. A better selection of presets to start with and some new controls that I like...so much so that I went back and reprocessed a bunch of old pictures.


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Mar 10, 2011 11:42 as a reply to  @ sdipirro's post |  #8

I really love the new Natural Image Borders (external link) in SilverEfex 2. Here's Alan Hess' take (external link) on it.




  
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