View Full Version : Nik Silver Effex Pro for Lightroom

10-12-2009, 02:38 PM
Has a 15 day free trial so I thought I would give it a whirl. It integrates very well with LR and is easy to use. It has a variety of presets that can be adjusted and you can create your own.

Remember the little boy from "Splish Splash'? Here he is converted with Nik.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3532/4005816562_2b7ba0f5e4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/4005816562/)

The bad news is- this is very expensive software at $200.00 U.S.

What do you think? Is it worth it or could my LR do as good of a job converting?

10-12-2009, 03:15 PM
I have used it ..but I don't really like it! Don't know why..I just can't see myself using 95% of it..maybe I just haven't tried it enough....

10-12-2009, 08:55 PM
I've been using it for several months. I also have Nik Colorfx. They are a little pricey, but worth it in my opinion. Then again, maybe I just enjoy bending over for the folks at Nik Software.

10-13-2009, 02:18 AM
Raiven, try Alien Skin Exposure 2. It's been great for me. It has an extensive colour and b&w filter list. There's also a 30 day trial available. Most of my non-bird stuff on flickr is Alien Skinned. I like Velvia for landscapes and Provia or Tri-X for street. The high contrast B&W's are nice as well.

I don't think there's a LR version though, you'll need PS :( It's also a little pricey at $250, but you get many more filters than Silver EfEx. For a PS dummy like me, it's totally worth it!


use this code for 10% off!


Give it a try before you commit to Silver Effex.

10-13-2009, 12:13 PM
I've been using the full Nik suite for a couple of years now, and it's well worth the cost.

10-13-2009, 03:29 PM
gah....i just received this 20% discount offer from Alien Skin! I'm feeling kinda gypped, but hopefully someone else can benefit from it. Definitely try stackin with the previous code too!