28 Feb Nik Collection 2.5 Launched
Source: The Lightweight Photographer
Pools of light on Formby Beach at Sunset. Processed using the new film simulations in the Nik Collection 2.5
Have you seen the news? There’s a new release of the Nik Collection. Much of the chatter is around the new film simulations in Color Efex Pro. In fact, I used one of these to process the image shown here.
Did this convince me to upgrade?
No, but I have upgraded. What convinced me was the improved compatibility with Affinity Photo 1.8. Viveza is now working correctly with 16-bit images and the horrible colour shift’s gone.
Viveza is a central plug-in to my workflow. The fact it didn’t work properly with Affinity Photo was a deal breaker for me. It prevented me from using Affinity Photo as much as I would like. I also found when using the Nik Collection with Affinity that some of the Plug-ins would vanish from time to time for no reason.
So far, everything appears to be working great and all the plug-ins displayed correctly in Affinity.
The upgrades also focussed my attention on the “Film Efex” filter in Color Efex Pro. This is a very useful filter and you can create some great results. I did cover it in my Color Efex Book but had forgotten how useful it was.
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