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Old Mar 28, 2013, 2:44 AM   #1
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Google, having taken over Nik, have packaged 6 NIK programs and you pay US149 instead of hundreds of $$$ each !

http://www.niksoftware.com/nikcollec...o%2Fmain.shtml

Having used all of these I can say that Define is an excellent NR program whilst there is no better B&W conversion program than Silver Efex. The others are really good too !
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 9:40 AM   #2
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I've used Nik's Veveza for a long time, own both the PS and LR versions. Later I ended up buying the complete set of plug-ins for LR, couldn't afford the full version that works with Photoshop. Since I had bought them, I received an email for a free upgrade to the full version of the suite, which also included a couple of upgraded versions (HDR Efex 2 being the one I really wanted, I only have the first version of it). So I was absolutely delighted.

I now own most of the Topaz Lab's plug-ins (not the couple of new ones though) and now all of Nik's plugins. I love both of them - there's nothing quite like Veveza in the Topaz selections, and I use it a great deal. On the other hand, I prefer (slightly) DeNoise over DFine, though both get the job done. Detail beat's Nik's sharpening plug-in hands-down.

In any case, if you don't have Nik's software because it was so expensive before, try them to see if you like them (not everyone will find them useful) - you will save a lot compared to what I paid for mine, and I wouldn't do without them.
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I was interested in Define (NR program). Seems like the big advantage is to select areas of the image where you can apply NR. I can already do that in PSE. Are there any other benefits?

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Use promo code "DZISER" and knock off a further 15% off the bundle price.
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Thanks, they were high on my wishlist but did find them to expensive.

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