Color Efex Pro 4

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by BBW, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I just happened to be over on Mu43 and found: Color Efex Pro 4 - Released - Micro Four Thirds User Forum

    It sounds pretty darn good. Here's a link to their press release: Nik Software, Inc. | Company

    I wonder why I/we haven't gotten an email from Nik, if we're already using their software.:confused:
     
  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Thanks BB. I'm going to look into this. I love SEP and a similar product for color would be very useful.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Well, I love the Color Efex Pro that I have now, so I am sure I'll be even more in love with this version. Need to check out the details and figure out when I bought my original package!
     
  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I can't find anything that tells me which particular filters are available on the Select Edition :confused: It still seems to be almost twice the price as in the USA :frown:
     
  5. john1027

    john1027 SC Regular

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    Jul 11, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
    I had pre-paid for an upgrade and got my email yesterday. Very much worth the upgrade price of $99.00 (USD), imho. Additional filters, history feature, ability to add image frames, ability to stack and add filters without leaving the program, and a feature to save the filters into a "recipe" for later use are the most notable improvements I see so far. I hope that the add filters features makes it into Silver Effects Pro at some point. I think I will need to take one of Nik's free webinars to totally grasp the new features, but overall, they seem pretty intuitive.
     
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  6. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I received an email from NIK this morning so I'll check it out. Upgrade price seems fair.
     
  7. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    I've had a play and watched the videos - this is a substantial upgrade.

    Don't forget to enter mu-43 at checkout for 15% discount.
     
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  8. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    I watched their online webinar yesterday and I've upgraded from 3.0. I got a promo discount of 15% by watching the online webinar live!
     
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  9. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I'm currently trialing Color Efex Pro 4. It's more complicated that Silver Efex Pro simply because there are far more options and choices. Need to spend some serious time with it over the next 2 weeks.
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Biil, thank you so much for reminding us to use that mu-43 promotion code!:clap2:

    P.S. Just went and bought it, downloaded it and have tried it out - briefly. It is different and certainly moves faster. As with any new software, I'm sure it will take a while to pick up on the differences and get used to them. Maybe I'll finally take a video lesson!
     
  11. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I am currently trialing Color Efex Pro and I'd appreciate any advice on how people use it. It's more complex than Silver Efex Pro. I have not decided yet whether to purchase it or not. So, any recommendations appreciated.

    I know it comes down to personal preference in image processing, but I'd still like to hear how others use it. I am interesting in simply processing color image for basic changes as well as funkier processing. Thanks.
     
  12. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 25, 2011
    Western NC
    This is what I did before buying the complete set of plugins from Nik. I went to their website and watched a bunch of the different online videos they have on their different apps. This helped me a lot in understanding how each one worked and the power each was capable of. The new Color Efex Pro 4 is unique to past versions and the other plugins in that it will now allow you to stack filters. Before you could only edit the image with one filter and had to save the file and then open it again to use a different filter.

    Here's a link to their website with their Color Efex Pro 4.0 videos:

    http://www.niksoftware.com/learnmore/usa/index.php/webinars/archives#/color-efex-pro-4-overview/0/31/0/0/0/page:1
     
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  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Updated Color Efex Pro 4 on December 20, 2011

    Update on Color Efex Pro. This came to me a a little while ago via email.

     
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