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Staff Posted: Apr 10, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software has announced that Viveza, its popular digital photographic plug-in filter is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and higher. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3, is available immediately for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/. The Lightroom 2.3 and Camera Raw 5.3 updates, originally posted as release candidates for community testing on January 23, provide raw file support for the newly-released Nikon D3X and Olympus E-30 cameras and support for eight additional languages.

Viveza installs as a plug-in filter for Lightroom 2 and is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. Viveza also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time for photographers.

All Nik Software plug-in products now feature Nik’s patented U Point® technology which revolutionizes the way photographers edit. U Point powered Control Points give photographers precise selective editing functions without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks. This innovative technology is easy to use and works directly on the image, empowering photographers to make selective enhancements in a fraction of the time needed by using other methods. 

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jun 06, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software has released the Viveza plug-in for Aperture 2.1, Apple's groundbreaking
photo editing and management software. The Viveza plug-in allows Aperture users
to selectively control light and color in photographic images without ever having
to leave Aperture.

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Posted: Jul 15, 2008 0 comments

Nik Software has announced the new Silver Efex Pro photographic plug-in for use
with Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture. It is said to be the most advanced, complete,
and straightforward black-and-white solution. Silver Efex Pro uses a range of
advanced imaging algorithms that protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive
collection of 18 emulated black-and-white film types, and a state-of-the-art grain
engine that truly mimics the silver halide process and creates the highest quality
black-and-white images possible from scanned or digital color photographs.



With Nik Software's patented U Point technology, Silver Efex Pro provides easy-to-use
tools for direct on-image control of tonality, contrast, and structure. Precisely
controlling specific areas of a photo can be achieved easily using just a few
mouse clicks without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks.
Silver Efex Pro combined with U Point technology offers users unprecedented control
over selective tonal and contrast adjustment in black-and-white images.



Working seamlessly within Photoshop and Aperture, Silver Efex Pro begins by presenting
photographers with a basic "neutral" conversion of their color image
to black-and-white. One-click adjustments can be made from a choice of over 20
preset styles from nostalgic processes like the ambrotype and tin type to classic
artistic renderings, trendy high contrast, soft focus or grainy images that emulate
the most popular film types and shooting styles.



This initial set of creative options can be used as is or as a starting point
for photographers who wish to create and even share their own customized black-and-white
styles. In addition, color filters, variable toning controls (includes sepia,
selenium, split-toning and user-defined colors for maximum flexibility), vignettes,
and more only add to the number of advanced stylistic effects photographers will
enjoy with Silver Efex Pro.



Additional sliders for global brightness, contrast, and structure, as well as
Smart Filter compatibility within Photoshop and multi-image support in Aperture
provide the ultimate level of control. With U Point powered Control Points photographers
have the flexibility to specifically fine tune tonality, contrast, and structure
and create stunning black-and-white images.



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Silver Efex Pro is available now for electronic delivery directly from Nik Software
(www.niksoftware.com).
Boxed versions will be available from Nik Software and through specialty camera
retailers in August 2008. A complete list of resellers may be found at www.niksoftware.com/resellers.
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Staff Posted: Jun 01, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software announced that Silver Efex Pro, its popular digital photographic plug-in offering the most advanced, complete, and straightforward black-and-white solution, is now available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3 and higher. The update is available now as a free download to current owners of Silver Efex Pro.

Silver Efex Pro installs as a plug-in for Lightroom 2.3, itself a free update from earlier versions and available for download at www.adobe.com/downloads/updates. Once installed, Silver Efex Pro is accessible via the Lightroom Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-in within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. It also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for everyday tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time and increasing www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro.

The fully compatible Silver Efex Pro product, offering support for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Apple Aperture, is available immediately for electronic delivery directly from Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) or through specialty camera retailers. A complete list of resellers may be found at www.niksoftware.com/resellers. Current owners of Silver Efex Pro may download a free update at www.niksoftware.com/lightroom.

The suggested retail price of Silver Efex Pro is $199.95. Silver Efex Pro installs as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or Apple Aperture 2.1 and is available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems, including Vista and Leopard. For more information about Silver Efex Pro, including video tutorials showing the software running within Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture and a free 15-day fully functional trial version, please visit www.niksoftware.com/silverefexpro.

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Press Release Posted: Jul 13, 2011 1 comments
Leading photography software developer Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) today introduced Snapseed™, its new photo experience for iPad. Snapseed is an entirely new photo application designed specifically for iPad and leverages the company’s advanced photographic technologies to deliver a fast, fun, and high quality photo experience for everyone. To learn more and purchase Snapseed, visit the App Store (www.niksoftware.com/buysnapseedipad) or watch videos at www.niksoftware.com/snapseed.
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Press Release Posted: Feb 01, 2010 0 comments

Nik Software announced that it is shipping its Viveza 2, the latest upgrade to its photo editing
software for selective color and light control. Viveza 2 now offers users robust global
adjustments and precise selective controls that utilize Nik Software’s U Point technology. Viveza
2 eliminates the need to create complicated selections or layer masks and provides a powerful
solution for users looking to save time and effort when editing images.

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Staff Posted: Nov 04, 2009 0 comments

Nik Software announced Viveza 2, an upgraded plug-in for selective color and light control. Available in December, Viveza 2 now offers users robust global adjustments and precise selective controls that utilize Nik Software’s award-winning U Point technology. Viveza 2 eliminates the need to create complicated selections or layer masks and provides a powerful solution for users looking to save time and effort when editing images.   

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Press Release Posted: Nov 08, 2013 0 comments
Nikon Inc. has announced the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera, the Nikon 1 AW1. Also designed to be freezeproof, the durable and versatile AW1 thrives in harsh environments while delivering the high-performance features and incredible image quality that thrill-seeking families need to capture every moment and memory. By land or by sea, from the tropics to snowy peaks, this newest addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System (ACIL) is equipped with outdoor friendly features to capture amazing photos and stunning Full HD video.
George Schaub Posted: Apr 09, 2012 Published: Mar 01, 2012 1 comments

The diminutive Nikon 1 series of cameras, including the J1 reviewed here and the coming V1, introduces the new CX-format CMOS sensor to the interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera field, which we dub Compact System Cameras. The sensor is smaller than APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, coming in at a 2.7x multiplication factor using standard 35mm focal length designations. The 10.1-megapixel sensor has a native speed of ISO 100, with speeds up to 3200, and 6400 with a 1 EV push.

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Press Release Posted: Sep 12, 2012 1 comments
Nikon Inc. announced the expansion of the popular Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System with the addition of the Nikon 1 J2 camera and the 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to provide users with amazing image quality and stunning 1080p HD video in a portable, powerful package.
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Press Release Posted: May 20, 2014 0 comments
Nikon Inc. announced the new Nikon 1 V3, a compact addition to the Nikon 1 Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lens System. The V3 sports a Hybrid AF system and claimed world’s fastest continuous shooting frame rate at 20 frames-per-second (fps) with full autofocus, a speed that outpaces even proD-SLR cameras. The V3 has an 18.4-megapixel CX-format image sensor, a new EXPEED 4A image processor, 1080/60p Full HD video capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a new touch-panel tilting LCD display.
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Staff Posted: Jun 10, 2009 0 comments

Nikon Inc. has announced the next addition to the NIKKOR lineup with the new AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens. Compact and lightweight, the new 2.4x zoom DX-NIKKOR lens offers a focal length of 10 to 24mm, creating a picture angle ranging from 109-degrees to 61-degrees (FX-format equivalent of 15-36mm).

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens offers an array of versatile Nikon technologies, including Nikon’s compact Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology for quiet, fast and accurate autofocus performance.  An advanced optical formula, featuring two extra-low dispersion (ED) glass and three aspherical lens elements renders stunning images while minimizing distortion, a common problem with ultra wide-angle lenses.

Fully compatible with Nikon’s complete line of DX-format digital SLR cameras – including the D300, D90, D60, D40 and the newly announced D5000 – the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED lens enables photographers to broaden their view in new and interesting ways.  FX-format shooters can also benefit from the AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED, as Nikon’s FX-format cameras – the D3X, D3, and D700 – will automatically apply the DX-Crop Mode when shooting.

The AF-S DX-NIKKOR 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED will be available at Nikon authorized dealers beginning May 2009 at an estimated selling price of $899.95*.  For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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Staff Posted: Oct 07, 2008 0 comments

Nikon Inc. celebrates 75 years of defining optical excellence with the release of the newly engineered AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 prime lens that is considered by many photographers to be an essential tool with a focal length that closely replicates the visual perspective of the human eye when used with an FX-format D-SLR.  Nikon’s optical expertise and modern technological advances, such as the Silent Wave Motor, help to deliver outstanding operation that is critical for Nikon FX and DX-format photographers who demand the pinnacle of photographic performance.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 05, 2016 0 comments

Along with big ticket items such as the Nikon D5 and D500 DSLRs, along with the new Nikon KeyMission 360 action camera, Nikon also unveiled a new flash at the CES 2016 show today: the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Feb 10, 2015 0 comments

Nikon has introduced the tough Coolpix AW130 and the family-friendly Coolpix S33, two durable compact cameras capable of capturing images and Full HD videos (even under extreme conditions).

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