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Frank Fremerey

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Nik Collection 2 by DXO
« on: June 06, 2019, 14:26:28 »
Hi Folks!

DXO is continuing their effort to make Nik Collection better.

I just bought the upgrade and will keep you posted.

https://nikcollection.dxo.com/what-s-new/

Frank

PS: In my first try the greens came ourt very nicely, but the reds blew out. Not an easy file, compare to Capture NX-D output ...

1. DXO/NIK
2. NX-D
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Re: Nik Collection 2 by DXO
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 23:14:32 »
I have the previous NIKs because they were giving them away for free at one time. Apart from trying them out when I first installed them, I have never used them again.

I find it far easier (and a great deal faster!) to use the standard editing tools to control exactly the affect that I am seeking instead of trying a splatter-shot roaming through all available plug-ins in the hope that one of them will deliver the result which I already have in mind.

When I first got involved in digital editing (some ten years before I used a digital camera), I bought all sorts of exciting sounding plug-ins.
Now I don't buy any of them, and very very rarely re-visit some of the more specialised ones which I once bought and which still run in today's OS.

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Re: Nik Collection 2 by DXO
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 09:20:45 »
Ann: I use the few efx I know as a preset, then adapt it for the situatio and mix it in via layers. Very powerful.

Plus the famous Nik U-Point-Technology is now fully embedded into the suite. U-Point in Photoshop? very nice

Not so useful: Only Bayermatrix Sensors are supported in the Standalone DXO App, so Fuji is not supported. I do not like this.
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Re: Nik Collection 2 by DXO
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2019, 13:05:29 »
Seapy showed me how to use the raw presharpener and I find it to be very useful.

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Re: Nik Collection 2 by DXO
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2019, 14:41:01 »
NX-D file looks much better.  In the DXO/Nik image, white flowers are totally blown out, and the dark red looks muddy.
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