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Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2
Silver Efex Pro 2, Win/Mac, UK/FR/DE/ES/IT
Silver Efex Pro quickly and effortlessly transforms digital color photographs into artistic, sophisticated black and white images. With a unique array of intelligent tools and its amazingly realistic film emulation, this plug-in opens up a whole range of creative and experimental options for black and white image conversion.
At a Glance
- Comprehensive emulation of 18 classic black and white film types
- Advanced stylization options with Vignettes and Borders
- Numerous clearly arranged Presets
- Innovative image structure adjustment
- Unlimited workflow flexibility with the History Browser
Darkroom-inspired tools provide the power to create incredible, black and white images.
Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist yearning for those days in the darkroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 gives you all the power and control you need to create high quality black and white images. In the past, black and white tools often meant compromising on the quality of the conversion or required a complex and lengthy multi-step process that didn't assure predictable results. We set out to create a single workflow solution that provides everything you need for the highest quality results.
Get finished and precise adjustments with patented U Point technology.
For photographers, one of the most difficult aspects of image enhancement has been the ability to selectively edit areas of an image without affecting other areas. It's often easy to look at an image and determine specific things you want to fix, but frustrating to actually try to fix them. In the darkroom, dodging and burning were the most commonly used techniques to selectively adjust the tonality of objects but were inherently imprecise.
U Point technology lets you select an area of an image with one click, identifying it with a "control point" and then making changes using sliders connected directly to the control point. This technology makes Silver Efex Pro 2 the only black and white application where precise selective editing is possible. Selective editing is especially critical in black and white photography where you want to ensure that tonality and contrast in the image is exactly what you want.
Achieve fine art quality results with amazing advancements and proprietary algorithms.
Achieve incredible results faster than ever with never-before-seen advancements in black and white controls such as Dynamic Brightness, Fine Structure, Soft Contrast, Amplify Whites, Amplify Blacks, and our legendary Grain Engine. The imaging science and technology behind Silver Efex Pro 2 has been developed so that each part works intelligently together with others for the best results possible. Rather than algorithms working only in isolation, each algorithm intelligently changes contrast relationships between colors and other related algorithms as you adjust them. The end results speak for themselves: predictable high quality output from a set of algorithms that are combined in revolutionary ways and prevent the introduction of artifacts in the image with no effort on your part.