New History Browser facilitates intuitive comparison of previous edits and different looks
New Dynamic Brightness enables adaptive brightening adjustments for different areas in the image
New Amplify Blacks and Amplify Whites increases the presence of highlights and shadows adaptively throughout the image, creating a unique contrast effect
New Visual Presets categorized by photographic style provide great, single-click starting points, which can be edited and shared with others
New Soft Contrast applies contrast intelligently, based on image details, creating a less harsh contrast and a stylized mood
Silver Efex Pro 2 introduces new features that offer even more control over detail, contrast, and tonality, making it easier than ever to transform color photographs into stunning black-and-white images. Silver Efex Pro 2 includes new features such as the History Browser, Dynamic Brightness, Amplify Blacks, Amplify Whites, Soft Contrast, Fine Structure, Image Borders, and selective colorization, as well as a variety of speed and quality improvements. The new features of Silver Efex Pro 2, combined with Nik Software's award-winning U Point technology, will continue to evolve black-and-white photography.
New Fine Structure brings out even the smallest details and textures resulting in more visible image detail without creating an over-sharpened look New Image Borders use organic image elements to create unique and completely random borders, giving classic darkroom-style edges a modern look with infinite possibilities New Selective colorization easily adds color elements back into images utilizing U Point technology to precisely select objects New GPU Processing takes full advantage of the processors found on advanced display adapters providing even faster performance Silver Efex Pro 2 is the first Nik Software product to take full advantage of the latest graphics processing units (GPUs). Nik Software has worked closely with NVIDIA Corporation and has incorporated GPU-based image rendering to offer the fastest, most efficient processing on systems equipped with dedicated GPU processors.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a gorgeous plug-in. It's expensive, but if you love making B&W images, you can't go wrong. V2 is VERY fast, super responsive when making changes to your image. It's probably my most-used plugin. I have loads of samples on my blog at [...]
If you're serious about black and white, you need this! If you have version 1, upgrade now.
Sure, you can make B&W conversions in Lightroom and Photoshop, but after five minutes with Silver Efex Pro 2, your black-and-white images will look 10 times better than ever.
It's fast, intuitive and the controls are extremely fine. You can make the tiniest tweaks or big ones.
You'll love the new dynamic brightness, structure and fine structure, and soft contrast.
I am using Nik Silver Efex Pro2 together with Lightroom 3.6 Before purchasing the Silver Efex Pro, I used to convert my RAW files to B/W directly on Lightroom. I wasn't satisfied. Now, with Silver Efex Pro, I am getting amazing results. So much better. The level of control over contrast and clarity is night & day compared with Lightroom. Their 10-zone brightness is very helpful. The Toning tool is fantastic. Also, it's a lot of fun to use various b/w film emulations. My b/w prints never looked better!
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