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on Aug 26, 2010 in Digital Darkroom, Just Out!

Nik’s HDR Efex Pro

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Nik Software has announced their HDR Efex Pro. While you won’t be able to buy it until October, I wanted to gloat that I’ve got it now and it rocks! What you see here is a real simple handheld, three image HDR of the setting sun over the Sierra. No way you can get the sun, shadow and clouds in one capture so HDR was required. What makes Nik’s HDR a stand out is they use the same basic UI as in Silver Efex Pro, you have a whole bunch of previews on the left. You look for the one you like, click and bang, you’ve got it. And if that’s not enough, you have more sliders, U Point controls then in the cockpit of a 747 to fine tune your selection. What you see here is the Realistic preset and it worked really, really well. Once I have a copy of the program that I can share, I will create a how to video because this is a must. Oh yeah, it runs 64bit! Bitchin!!!

Photo captured by D3x, 18AF on Lexar UDMA digital film