Thanks, Mick. I saw that last night during a web search, but have not looked into the details very much.
I use Viveza and like it, which prompted me to inquire about SEP2. I downloaded the trial, but ... it seems that I must have downloaded it in the past, because when I opened the program, it said that my trial had expired. Now I need to depend upon my memory to see if I like it ... Larry
"Every moment in life is unique and will never be repeated. These are the moments that present the greatest opportunity for a photographer..."
I have Color Efex Pro 4, and have used the black and white conversion filter and really like it. There are several presets, but they can all be tweaked with sliders. This is a fine art image, originally done in color with texture overlay. I decided to try that finished product in b&w, and this is what I got.
>Thanks, Egbert; I will learn. > >Nice image, by the way; excellent processing! >Larry > >"Every moment in life is unique and will never be >repeated. These are the moments that present the greatest >opportunity for a photographer..."
Yes, Ive been looking at that one and aftetr some quick testing finally bought the Photo Suite 7.1 for LR and Aperture (it stills works as a standalone though). Cheap enough and full of little things that can be useful from time to time
>Yes, Ive been looking at that one and aftetr some quick >testing finally bought the Photo Suite 7.1 for LR and Aperture >(it stills works as a standalone though). Cheap enough and >full of little things that can be useful from time to time > > >
> > >Jacques
I had photo suite 6 and jused it for a while. Black and white there is pretty fine but in my opinion not so good as Silver evex pro 2. Used this programme together with photoshop elements 11.
>Thanks, Egbert, both for the 're-do' as well as the comment >on my simple portrait of my daughter! > >Question (not related to SEP): how do you post a larger image >in the forum from the gallery? When I select the 'link for >gallery', it comes out small? >Larry > Hi, Larry
Every picture here linked to the gallery is that small.
I use the whole Nik package and Silver Effex Pro is the one out of the whole NIK set I love the most. It seems to have a nice natural flow to using it. Start with a basic canned template and adjust to fit then save it as your own for later. It just seems out of the standard templates I move in a good direction and can adapt the way I want it.
All these tools take some getting used to and learn but this is the one out of the set that just seemed to hit me right. It's just tone mapping but how you approach it gets your brain in a good direction that you suddenly see how it is supposed to end up.
It's free to try. Even Lightroom can do a lot too but I tend to use light room first then go to the NIK tools then on to Adobe CC. Adobe CC now has the better sharpening tool.
I have Topaz B & W Effects. I like it, find it simple to use, and one of the things I really like about Topaz software is that when they release a new version of theor software, you get free upgrades too.
I dont know how it compared to the Nik software though.