Thursday, July 19, 2012
Nik Software, a comparison
I've been talking about the new Nik software that Q convinced me to buy and I thought I would show you a comparison of photos. This is the photo from the previous post but it was worked only in Photoshop CS5 and this is the best I could get it after 20 minutes. The photo seen below, and also in my last post, took about 5 minutes to do the post processing on using the Nik software.
If you do a lot of post processing and have a newer version of Elements or Photoshop then I would highly recommend the Nik software. With it's control point processing you can spot process on any photo without affecting the rest of the photo and the processing abilities that the software has is amazing. You can add filters including graduated ND and polarizers to a photo, you can do HDR in a matter of seconds and you can bring out details of photos you didn't know were there. I am by no means an expert and I still have a lot to learn but in the short time I have been using this software I would recommend it to everyone who does post processing on thier photos. The software has allowed me to use photos that I otherwise wouldn't have thought good enough to post such as the one in this post.
I can't thank Q enough for showing me this program.