Reviews and Problems with Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2
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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.
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).