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Nov 23, 2015 08:40 |  #1

I've been thinking of buying a couple processing plugins for Lightroom and am debating between Nik and MacPhun. MacPhun is running a black Friday special on their creative kit plus other goodies for $90.
http://macphun.com/cre​ativekit (external link)

Are the plugins worth it or should I just stick to working inside Lightroom?


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Nov 23, 2015 09:19 |  #2

It depend what you want to do, and what kind of plugin or software you need


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Nov 23, 2015 09:31 |  #3

Nik is worth it for Silver FX.


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Nov 23, 2015 11:14 |  #4

flowrider wrote in post #17793886 (external link)
Nik is worth it for Silver FX.

And dfine.




  
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Nov 23, 2015 11:17 |  #5

Nethawked wrote in post #17794006 (external link)
And dfine.

and ColorEfex


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Nov 23, 2015 11:33 |  #6

DagoImaging wrote in post #17794008 (external link)
and ColorEfex

And the output sharpener.


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Nov 23, 2015 12:04 |  #7

another lover of nik the Viveza plugin is also superb you can do it with luminosity masks but much easier with nik


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Nov 23, 2015 12:10 |  #8

dashotgun wrote in post #17794051 (external link)
another lover of nik the Viveza plugin is also superb you can do it with luminosity masks but much easier with nik

Never used Vivenza. I really should look into it to see what is it capable of.


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Jan 02, 2016 04:34 |  #9

How do you get the software? Is it a creative cloud style setup? Or can you download it to your computer? The site I visited
( https://www.google.com​/nikcollection/ (external link) ) was asking for credit card information, mentioned monthly payments, etc., before explaining anything about cost. I backed away from that and decided to ask about it here.


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Jan 02, 2016 05:41 |  #10

I love the Nik plugins, simple to use & IMHO good value. I paid $149 IIRC as a one time payment.

They then sent me a link to download the software, in-fact I contacted them only last week for a new download link as mine had expired & I'd changed computers - got back to me the very same day, can't ask for better than that...:lol:


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Jan 02, 2016 06:01 as a reply to  @ Latebraking's post |  #11

I just clicked the link and clicked the 'Buy Now' button and was asked to pay £95 for the Nik Collection. No mention of any monthly payments.
I was signed in to my Google account at the time.
I purchased it a couple of years ago and have never paid any more even though it's been updated many times.

It's well worth having IMO, especially as someone said earlier for the SilverEfex Pro.


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Jan 02, 2016 07:15 |  #12

I have NIK, onOne's Photo 10 and MacPhun's plug-ins. Each does something different even when in the same class/type of plug-in.

Yet Silver Efix2 is my go-to B&W plug-in. :)


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Jan 02, 2016 08:17 |  #13

I just bought the Macphun plugins as they're on a 30 day MBG. I have to say that Snaptouch, from my 5 minute play just now appears mediocre at best...as I say, it was just a quick look & will require more time for sure & I'll need to take a look at the others in the pack to see if it's a keeper...


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Jan 03, 2016 01:12 |  #14

I bought the Nik collection today. $149. I'll compare it to the MacPhun collection I have.


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Jan 04, 2016 07:11 |  #15

What kind of looking are you hoping to achieve? That really defineswhat presets you shold be getting!


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