02 June, 2017

Nik Silver Efex Pro headed for oblivion

Zeiss Loxia 50mm - Departure from Brisbane

It was just a matter of time before Google announced that it's cutting the Nik Software Suite loose. The writing was on the wall when they made it free.

I don't blame Google. It looks like the Nik Suite wasn't paying its way. (And, certainly not once they made it free.) If there aren't enough users; well, then, there aren't enough users.

I'm sure that Nik users all have their own favourite programs; mine is Silver Efex Pro — the program for working in black and white. 

Silver Efex isn't perfect. (I wrote about using it in 2015.) And, yes, I can get the job done in Lightroom, but I'm really going to miss the Silver Efex control points.

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