The Nik Complete bundle of plugins normally costs – $499.95 – but right now the package is only – $149 – and if you use coupon code HDRsoftware15 that package is only $126.65.
Note: you can use the same HDRsoftware15 coupon code to get Photomatix for only $85.15.That’s on top of an already great deal for a total discount of about 75% off ($499.95 minus $373.30) when you use the coupon (or click the link above) to get the additional savings of $22.35. If you ever wanted to jump into HDR processing, black & white HDR, or fine-tuning photos with professional-grade software, this is a really good reason to do so. Most professionals use multiple software to create their final photos and this bundle gives you 6 power tools for your arsenal.
We’ve covered HDR Efex Pro 2 and it’s currently my favorite software for creating HDR photos. With this deal you get 6 plugins:
And here are some details about what each of these plugins let you do:
- HDR Efex Pro 2 – quite possibly the best HDR software around (see review).
- Color Efex Pro 4 – great for color editing.
- Silver Efex Pro 2 – for creating stunning black and white photos
- Viveza 2 – color and tonality controls.
- Sharpener Pro 3 – bring out sharp details from photos
- Dfine 2 – very useful for reducing noise in a photo.
Here is a screenshot of the order page with the coupon applied:
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If you end up saving some money, please like, tweet, or Google+ this page and let your photographer friends know about this sweet, sweet deal from NIK Software and Google.
A Recent ExampleHere’s a photo that I used NIK’s HDR Efex Pro 2 on recently in order to help enhance the shot (and this is from a single file – not even the 3 bracketed shots that you’d want to use for proper HDR):
It’s honestly not the best example so I’ll be adding some more tutorials soon to show you the real power of NIK’s tools.
To see more (and probably much better) results you can get with the plugins found in NIK’s software collection, check out the Flickr search results for NIK processed images. There are a lot of Flickr photographers who use NIK and tag their photos with the software name – which is great for people wanting to learn and draw inspiration from them. Another good place to look is NIK education, which has some excellent tutorials about how to use their different plugins and software packages.
Also, if you’re an HDR photographer and would like to write some tutorials for this site on how to use HDR Efex Pro or any of the other software from this package, please get in touch by emailing hdrguide (at) gmail (dot) com – I’d love to have you share your techniques on this site – and help promote your work.
Lastly, if you have an iPhone or Android device you may also want to check out Snapseed, which Google recently made free after acquiring NIK Software. I’ve been using it on my iPhone for months and it’s my favorite go-to mobile editing app.
This page was last updated on November 19th, 2013