I have always been a huge fan of NIK Software, especially Silver Efex Pro. That is way I was excited to hear they just release Silver Efex Pro2. Here are a few of the new features:
- History Browser.
- Fine Structure adjustments to help bring out even more details in objects without oversharpening the image.
- Soft Contrast is a way of intelligently adjusting an image's contrast to create a softer look and feel instead of the traditional harsher look.
- GPU Support offloads image processing to your computer's GPU; freeing up cycles and decreasing the time it takes to process in image.
- Dynamic Brightness applies different brightness levels to an image; ensuring parts are not blown out.
- Natural Image borders
- Amplify Blacks and Whites
- Selective Color
NIK software's plugins are some of those "must haves" for all photographers. I love all of their products so much I purchased their "Complete Collection." Yes it can be pricey, but I really feel their products are some of the best out there. Hands Down!!!