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Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2: This Monochrome Conversion Software Just Got Better

Shutterbug
27 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 is a major upgrade to an already great product and introduces many new features that offer you even more control over an image’s detail, contrast, and tonality, making it easy to transform color files into stunning black-and-white photographs. Silver Efex Pro 2 now includes controls for Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, Selective Colorization, as well as a History Browser and...
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Expert Review

photo.net
25 July 2012
  • Conclusion: I’ve been a huge fan of Silver Efex Pro from the beginning and appreciate all the updates and enhancements that Nik has made in Silver Efex Pro 2—Nik really has moved forward with version 2.0, from under-the-hood to the wide-ranging feature additions. The plug-in remains intuitively easy to use, even though some terms and adjustment options might require experimentation for first-time users to gain a full understanding of what each one does.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2

MacNN
28 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Good Comprehensive conversion and editing tool. Excellent control granularity. Control Points can be managed as groups. Good selective colorization. Localized brightness and contrast algorithms. The Bad Documentation assumes prior experience with product. Documentation needs to be more comprehensive. No easy way to save border frame styles. Installer did not allow installation into only one compatible program. Preferences dialog uses nonstandard controls (for Mac).
  • Pros: Comprehensive conversion and editing tool., Excellent control granularity., Control Points can be managed as groups., Good selective colorization., Localized brightness and contrast algorithms.
  • Cons: Documentation assumes prior experience with product., Documentation needs to be more comprehensive., No easy way to save border frame styles., Installer did not allow installation into only one compatible program., Preferences dialog uses nonstandard controls (for Mac).
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