Nik Software Updates Silver Efex Pro for Lightroom 2.3

Silver Efex Pro by Nik Software

Silver Efex Pro by Nik Software has been updated for compatibility with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is available now as a free download to current owners of the application. Silver Efex Pro converts photos to black & white with all controls thrown in to produce sophisticated B&W images.

Featuring Nik Software’s patented U Point technology to selectively control the tonality and contrast of the image, Silver Efex Pro includes advanced imaging algorithms to protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive collection of emulated black and white film types, a variable toning selector for adding traditional toning techniques, over 20 one-click preset styles, and a state-of-the-art grain reproduction engine that help produce the highest quality black and white images possible from your color images while providing more freedom to experiment.

If you’re serious about black-and-white images – for fine art photography, for instance – its $200 price won’t matter to you. if it does, you’ll do just fine with Photoshop’s built-in tools for B&W conversion.

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Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.