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Only a few days left: save 10% on Nik Plug-ins

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts – until the end of May you can save 10% on the Nik Software range. So, with a only a few days to go, here’s a gentle reminder about the Nik Software range, and why they are so useful for digital image editing…

  • Color Efex Pro 4 – available in Select and Complete editions, Color Efex is the most comprehensive set of enhancements for colour correction, retouching and creative filters to quickly stylise your images.
  • Silver Efex Pro 2 – the definitive plug-in for truly outstanding black and white images. Arguably their flagship plug-in, Silver Efex really is an outstanding addition to your workflow.
  • HDR Efex Pro – the new benchmark for creating stunning, high quality and realistic High Dynamic Range stylised images.
  • Viveza 2 – take control of light, contrast and colour in your digital imagery for fast, effective photo editing.
  • Dfine 2.0 – a brilliant plug-in to reduce noise in your images, creating superior quality images without the loss of detail.
  • Sharpener Pro 3.0 – create maximum impact with easy image sharpening

The range plugs seamlessly into Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom – meaning you can utilise them in whichever tool works best for you and your workflow.

They all make use of Nik’s patented U-Point Technology too, allowing you to selectively apply adjustments to any area in an image with affecting the overall appearance.

If you want a sneak preview of the power and versatility of Nik Software, the Snapseed App is a great way to get a feel for the Nik way of image editing. Snapseed is available on iPhone and through the Mac Appstore.

We did an in-depth review of Snapseed back in January which you can read here.

A few of us in the office are proud owners of the Snapseed iPhone app, and truthfully, you’ll struggle to find a better app for image editing on the iPhone!

Go have a look… and get that phone out in the sunshine!

Spring has arrived!

The weather is much better, the sun is actually shining and Spring is very much in the air. Or, at least it was yesterday…

Anyway, to celebrate we have two special Spring offers for you:

1) Get into quality printouts with X-Rite and Tecco

If you buy a ColorMunki Photo this month, you can get yourself a free box of A4 Tecco paper.

The X-Rite ColorMunki Photo will calibrate both your monitor and printer, meaning what you see on screen is what you end up printing out  (one of the most common queries at Focus this year was “why do my printouts look different than what’s on screen?”)  ensuring greater accuracy.

This offer also means you can print out your newly found accurate images on quality paper.

The Tecco paper range includes different types of paper with varying characteristics, helping to add life and depth to your images. For example, Tecco Iridium Silver Gloss is a silver metallised paper perfect for intensifying black and white images, and Tecco Sepia Satin will add a classic/vintage sepia finish to your prints.

We have 5 paper types to choose from – so once your monitor and printer are calibrated, you can get creative with your printing.

Learn more about the offer here.

Then…

2) Get creative with Color Efex Pro 4 for less

So you’ve now got monitor and printer calibration sorted, as well as some quality paper to print on, but what about your actual image editing?

Until the end of April, you can save 20% on Color Efex Pro 4 from Nik Software.

Color Efex Pro 4 is versatile and intuitive allowing you to colour correct, edit and retouch your digital images, making use of Nik’s patented U-Point technology.

The ‘Complete’ edition has 55 filters (10 improved, 8 brand new) which offer combined flexibility and creativity to quickly stylise your images and make them stand out from the crowd.

Along with Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4 was one of our most popular and well-received products at this year’s Focus on Imaging.

Learn more about this offer here.

And lastly, don’t forget to come and see us at Sign and Digital UK, stand P94! See www.signuk.com for the lowdown.

Color Efex Pro 4

Return of the Nik this week; let’s have a look at the photographer’s choice for photographic filters…

Color Efex Pro 4.

Color Efex Pro 4 gives you access to 55 high quality photographic filters to help you achieve outstanding photographic results.

It provides you with a number of powerful and simple-to-use tools for enhancing and editing digital photographs, making good use of Nik’s U Point Technology for complete customisation and precise image editing. This means that each filter provides control to satisfy the most discerning of photographers.

Each filter (of which 18 are new or updated) includes a visual preview of your image complete with recommended pre-set settings. This gives you a starting style point to find out exactly what path or stylistic direction you wish to take. You can also combine and stack numerous filters for the ultimate creative experience.

The Focus is on ease of use and simplicity rather than time-consuming techniques and processes, meaning you can get on with the job of getting creative as opposed to working out how to do things.

Color Efex Pro 4 plugs seamlessly in to Photoshop, Aperture or Lightroom meaning you can use whichever one suits best and still get the most out of the software.

In a nutshell, Color Efex Pro 4 gives you:

  • 55 categorised filters
  • Visual pre-sets for one-click application
  • Selective retouching of image details
  • Save filter recipes for future use

Come and see Color Efex Pro 4 in action at this year’s Focus on Imaging 2012.

We’ll be running a series of Nik Software seminars daily throughout the exhibition, you can see the proposed schedule times here.

We’ll also be demonstrating the rest of the Nik Software range too – so come along to stand C11 and come and see us.

The Crux of the matter

It’s been a while since we posted a latest news blog on here, so we thought we’d share a few goings on and new products with you this week.

In truth, it’s been a pretty hectic few months at CC towers, and with the lead-up to Christmas coming up and plenty of up-coming shows to prep for, the next few are only going to get busier! Yes, that means the run up to Focus on Imaging 2012 has already started – anybody going yet!?

Let’s start with the gear, gadgets and cool stuff…

We’d like to introduce to you… the Crux360 Gamma from Cruxcase:


Designed specifically for iPad 2, the Crux360 is a great way to protect your iPad 2, as well as making it practical for office environments and desktop usage. It is the world’s first clamshell-keyboard case with the ability to use the iPad in multiple positions:

Laptop mode – using the Bluetooth keyboard – means you can easily enter large amounts of text into emails or spreadsheets. Movie mode is perfect for viewing videos or surfing the web, and carry mode allows you to close the case completely, securely protecting the iPad inside.

Perfect for students, or for busy people on the go. Visit our page to see more details, and to watch a swish product video.

We’re also pleased to announce the new Perfect Photo Suite 6 from onOne Software.

Perfect Photo Suite 6 includes the following intuitive  photo-editing programmes:

  • Perfect Resize 7
  • Perfect Effects 3
  • Perfect Portrait 1
  • Perfect Mask 5
  • Perfect Layers 2
  • FocalPoint 2
  • PhotoFrame 4.6

Available from late October, all products in the suite now work as standalone applications too, in addition to working directly from within Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop. Also, if you purchased Perfect Photo Suite 5.5 after August 07 2011, you can upgrade to 6 for free when it’s available in late October.

We’re looking to do a special blog series about the new onOne range in the near future, so check back to get the Color Confidence angle on the new range.

In the meantime, keep checking the website for the latest information and more details on the range.

And finally, Nik Software have also been busy launching Color Efex Pro 4 which will be available at the end of October.


It provides the most comprehensive set of enhancements for colour correction; retouching and creative effects Nik have produced to date. It includes 8 completely new filters, and 10 improved ones to give you greater creativity when editing your images.

It’ll be available at the end of October, but if you purchase Color Efex Pro 3 now, you will get a free upgrade to 4 when available.

Keep checking the website for more details.

That’s it for now, other than to say the website will have some scarily good savings coming up for Halloween, and a sprinkling of festive cheer for Christmas, so stay tuned to colorconfidence.com

Hopefully, the above puns won’t be included.