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Nik Collection for $149
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
Apparently the entire Nik Collection is being offered for $149 right now, and I've heard that owners of any of the current/former purchasers of any of the software products are eligible for free download of the entire Nik Collection. Wow!

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »

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Re: Nik Collection for $149
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 04:52:42 PM »
Duplicate thread.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13794.0

BUT I did purchase it, and at $125 (see other thread) it's a great value.
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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 06:08:37 PM »
I've been using the suite for well over a year with LR and PS and love the programs.  However, I have to say I am a little dismayed by Google's approach to supporting the product.  Under Nik, I had a log in and records of my registration codes, purchase history and available software versions.  It appears that is not all gone - all links take you to the same "buy now" page, even the "log in" link and there appears to be no way to access one's account information.  Maybe they no longer use activation codes? 

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Re: Nik Collection for $149
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »
I plan on getting a new computer in the next month.  Would there be any problem purchasing it now on my current computer and then using it/ transferring it to the new computer?  Both computers are macs.

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2013, 06:11:53 PM »
I plan on getting a new computer in the next month.  Would there be any problem purchasing it now on my current computer and then using it/ transferring it to the new computer?  Both computers are macs.

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Re: Nik Collection for $149
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2013, 06:38:39 PM »
Duplicate thread.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13794.0

BUT I did purchase it, and at $125 (see other thread) it's a great value.


Ah, apparently I'm blind and didn't see this thread.

But nice catch on that bonus code, kinda glad I haven't bought it quite yet...probably should now that I can save a few more dollars with that code. Probably worth it for the Silver Efex alone, which I've thought about getting before, but the whole bundle would be nice.
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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 07:53:13 PM »
Heya Gents,

so i just noticed the nik complete package is 129.- $ in total - shall i buy it?

I tried the b&w stuff and really liked it but is the whole bundle worth it?

im not a professional - i just like photography.


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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 07:53:13 PM »

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 09:56:46 PM »
Thanks for posting - just bought it.  I loved color efex 3 in corel, but I've moved on to photoshop and lightroom.  This price is just right!   Thanks again for posting this.
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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 11:17:45 PM »
It's a great software suite....  a steal at this price.  I paid about $500 three years ago.  Very useful.
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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 02:05:02 AM »
I am wondering if someone can walk me through how they use the Nik suite in their workflow of editing landscape images. I really like Lightroom 4 and feel comfortable using it...would I use the Nik software after all of my adjustments in Lightroom 4? Can I do things with the software that I can't in Lightroom (specifically with the color efex and silver efex programs)?

Thanks!

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 07:46:57 AM »
Worth it? OOOOOOH Yes would be the answer. All my B&W is via Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 03:39:59 PM »
I love Nik plug ins,...but I have to say that now that google has it, Nik support is terrible.  No updates, no customer log-in, I am now locked out of Sharpener this week and product codes do not work! Awful !

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 03:52:49 PM »
I am wondering if someone can walk me through how they use the Nik suite in their workflow of editing landscape images. I really like Lightroom 4 and feel comfortable using it...would I use the Nik software after all of my adjustments in Lightroom 4? Can I do things with the software that I can't in Lightroom (specifically with the color efex and silver efex programs)?

Thanks!

Check out their blog at : http://education.niksoftware.com/category/filter-friday/
It has video and tutorial for all the filter in the collection. It's really really helpful.
2 filters that are most used in CEP4 for landscapes are: Detail Extractor and Brilliant/Warmth. Those 2 filters are hard to replicate in photoshop or Lightroom (you can replicate it, but not as easy as the plug-in).

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 04:26:21 PM »
its absolutely worth the 129.00

the noise reduction plugin is great...
colorFX and silverFX are both amazing..
HDR Pro 2 is the best HDR software out there.

when you buy the software you get more than the plugins, you also get their training.. their training videos are amazing.. the software is very user friendly, but there is a lot of power under the surface... Their training is by real photographers showing their workflow and technique. i highly recommend it.

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 04:42:31 PM »
its absolutely worth the 129.00

the noise reduction plugin is great...
colorFX and silverFX are both amazing..
HDR Pro 2 is the best HDR software out there.

when you buy the software you get more than the plugins, you also get their training.. their training videos are amazing.. the software is very user friendly, but there is a lot of power under the surface... Their training is by real photographers showing their workflow and technique. i highly recommend it.

Indeed, I find Nik's pulgins better than what Lightroom can achieve, in particular Noise reduction and above all, Color Efex and its various tonal and contrast modules, the best I've seen.

@ darrellrhodesmiller: Where do we get the training videos from? I've downloaded the full suite from the link I received via email but there was none for videos.

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Re: Nik Software worth it?
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 04:42:31 PM »