Nik Softwareâ€™s Silver Efex Pro wants to help you create powerful black-and-white images. Itâ€™s not just a matter of desaturation, or simply converting to grayscale. Thereâ€™s more to B&W images than that.
Incorporating its proprietary U Point Technology into the application, the company said Silver Efex Pro provides easy-to-use tools for direct on-image control of tonality, contrast, and structure.
It uses a range of advanced imaging algorithms that protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive collection of 18 emulated black-and-white film types, and a state-of-the-art grain engine that truly mimics the silver halide process and creates the highest quality black-and-white images possible from scanned or digital color photographs, the company said.
Silver Efex Pro is a plug-in for Photoshop and Aperture and is available now for $200.