Monthly Archives: July 2012

Nik launch HDR Efex Pro 2

After the success of HDR Efex Pro, Nik this July have launched HDR Efex Pro 2 – the latest version of their High Dynamic Range photography plug-in.

Experience all the power, control, and creative expression your camera has to offer with HDR Efex Pro 2.

This powerful tool enables discerning professional and amateur photographers to quickly create HDR images that range from exceptionally realistic to creatively stunning.

HDR Efex Pro 2 includes a wide selection of one-click visual pre-sets for incredibly fast results, advanced tone compression algorithms, multiple HDR styles, and U Point® technology for precise selective fine-tuning of colours and tonality.

The new plug-in features:

  • NEW Tone-Mapping Engine Colour rendering, natural results, with more control
  • NEW Merging Interface Previews of each exposure
  • NEW Ghost Reduction Improved ghost reduction algorithm ensures that artefacts created by moving objects are removed with a single click
  • NEW Chromatic Aberration Reduction Controls to reduce unsightly colour fringes where dark tones meet light tones
  • NEW Depth Control Helps counteract the flattened look commonly associated with HDR images
  • NEW History Browser Quickly compare previous edits to your final result or the middle exposure of a series

There are two ways to get HDR Efex Pro 2, direct from Nik Software, or as a free upgrade with the existing Nik Complete Collection packages, which you can view here.*

*UPDATE 27/07/2012

Y0u’ll now be able to purchase HDR Efex Pro 2 direct from us too… We’re expecting stock from early August, so get your pre-orders in now! Details can be found here

Has it stopped raining yet?

The glorious British summer is in full swing and you’re all out taking photographs and keeping busy… or, at least you would be if it could stop raining for 5 minutes. This has surely got to be one of the worst summer’s ever?

Let’s just hope it brightens up by the time the Sport rolls around in a few weeks’ time. Speaking of which, will you be watching them at home, work, on your iPhone or laptop this year?

If, like us, you don’t want to miss a kick (or shot, run, throw, serve, splash and jump for that matter) this summer then you ought to take a look at these useful accessories to make your viewing experience that little bit better…

Spyder4TV HD – television calibration

You should all be familiar with the art of monitor and display calibration for your computer, well the same technology can also be used to ensure your top of the range television displays colour as it should be. The Spyder4TV HD will ensure your television is optimised to deliver outstanding colour and image accuracy.

iPower Case – extra iPhone 4/4S power

Watching the sport on the go? Make sure you view a full day’s play with an iPower Case to effectively double the life of your smartphone battery.  iPower produce a range of integrated, slim, wearable and ergonomic multi-chargers for iPhone and Blackberry smartphones. View the range here.

Set up your iPad or laptop for the ultimate sports zone

Rain Design produce a range of laptop stands and iPad rests to ensure you can use them in optimum style and comfort at home, on your lap or at your desk – the ideal way to keep up with the action when at the office.

And make sure you keep your device protected on the move with the Booq collection of backpacks, bespoke laptop bags and iPad cases.

Come on the sport!