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Why should I use a Graduated ND filter as opposed to the digital equivalent(software)?

With options like Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4 allowing me to digitally apply a Graduated Neutral Density filter, why would I choose to use a piece of equipment that I have to buy and carry around? Related ...
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Can the Nik Collection be used without Photoshop or Lightroom?

So the Nik Collection is now available to download free of charge from Google. But can it be used standalone, ie without buying Photoshop or Lightroom? I know they are usually described as 'plugins' ...
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Which is better: Silver or Color Efex Pro from Nik Software?

I'd like to buy a plugin from Nik Software; which is the better plugin between Silver Efex Pro and Color Efex Pro?
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Where can I find the old (free) version of Nik Collection? [closed]

I want to use the Nik collection for some editing I am doing. As I understand it, google made this collection free, and shortly after DxO bought it, it received some updates and a price tag of $70. ...
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What workflow order makes sense with Lightroom 4 and Nik Software?

I was thinking about how to optimize my workflow with these two tools and seek for advice. I would say one possible workflow would be the one below: adjust basic settings (exposure, black/white, etc.....
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How to split tone in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2?

I have Lightroom 4 and Nik Software I am wishing to create various toning within a photo. What I mean by this is if I have a photo with a chair with cushions , lamp shade, rug etc I would like to ...
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Editing RAW files with LR, Photoshop and Nik Software

Assuming one has LR, Photoshop and Nik Plugins for Photoshop, is it possible to edit a RAW in Photoshop (from LR), apply Nik presets, and move back to LR, all in RAW format?
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What is the correct workflow for Nik collection (with free tools only)

Google has recently released for free the Nik collection. I downloaded it, and noticed that it does not work directly with raw files. However it seems to work with tiff files. I am thinking that I ...
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Does Dfine 2 have multiple file processing limitations in LightRoom?

I have Lightroom 4.4 and the free trial of the Nik collection. I have 160 images that I'd like to run through Dfine 2 for noise reduction. If I select multiple images and send them to the plugin ...
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How can I do split-toning black & white in SilverEfex Pro?

Using Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lighroom 4 How do I tone different areas of photo in beige, dark, lighter shades of grey and black and mustard shades.
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Cheat sheet for Nik Software?

Is there a mini-tutorial or a list with a short description for each filter provided by Nik Software?
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Processing photos with Lightroom 4 and Nik Software

My understanding is that when editing a photo with Nik Software, you cannot process a raw file directly. Which format would be best to use amongst the option the plugin provides? Also, if processing ...
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How do I figure out a good workflow with Lightroom CC, Nik Filters, Photoshop CC, and Exporting?

I am trying to setup my workflow with the above four tools and have some doubts at certain points in the workflow (colorspace, files formats to save etc.). What I want to accomplish at the end of the ...
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Problem with Wacom Intuos 4 tablet with Nik collection

When clicking somewhere in a picture within e.g. Viveza 2 using the stylus and my Wacom Intuos 4, an animated white circle is drawn on the screen around the point where I click. The problem is when ...
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