Nikon Europe announce the release of Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2*, available via download from the internet.
Developed by Nik Software, Inc., which specializes in software-related products, this new plug-in application is compatible with Nikon’s Capture NX 2 image-editing software, and allows you to perform versatile, professional-level filtering procedures on your computer. Using Selection Control Points, which enable quick-and-easy image enhancements intuitively, filters can be applied to specific areas, in order to the exacting results you desire.
* Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2 is available in the Complete Edition or the Select Edition.
An upgrade service is available for users who own a version of Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0. A trial version is also available. Users of any of the following editions of Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 can upgrade to either of the two editions of Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2:
- Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Nikon Capture 4 Complete Edition/Select Edition/Standard
- Edition Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 Express Edition - Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX 2
As mentioned above, a free trial version can also be downloaded.
1. Tight integration with Capture NX 2 workflow Color Efex Pro 3.0, the most comprehensive, powerful, and easy-to-use set of photographic filters used by photo enthusiasts and professional photographers worldwide, is optimized for and tightly integrated with the powerful tools and efficient workflow of Capture NX 2. Unlike other software, with plug-ins that require controls located in a separate interface, Capture NX 2 adjustments are made directly on the image in real time. This seamless integration dramatically simplifies image enhancements and provides photographers with a powerful photo-editing solution.
2. Selection Control Points maximize the effect precisely where you need it Image enhancements for specific areas are completed quickly and easily using intuitive operations, without the need for complicated tool selections and layers of masks. Using Capture NX 2’s original Selection Control Points feature, filter effects can be applied to either the designated area or to the entire image except for that area.
3. Available in two editions — Select or Complete Nikon offers two editions to handle the widest range of needs, from beginner to professional. Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2 Select Edition offers 35 filters that meet the requirements of a broad spectrum of general users, while the Complete Edition comes with 52 filters to satisfy the demands of professional photographers. The Complete Edition provides more than 250 filter effects.
4. Powerful lineup of new and updated filters On top of the previous diversified lineup, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2 adds nine new filters: Bleach Bypass, Cross Balance, Film Effects, Film Grain, Glamour Glow, High Key, Low Key, Polaroid Transfer and Tonal Enhancer. Moreover, conventional filters such as Classical Soft Focus, Darken/Lighten Center, Dynamic Skin Softener and Vignette have been updated.
5. Operating systems Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX 2 is compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems, including Vista and Leopard.
NIKON Corp. UK - Press Realese - 23.10.2008