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Photographer

David Parsons

Posts: 972

Quincy, Massachusetts, US

Imageography wrote:
Sadly I bought the full meal deal before Christmas

Give them a ring and see what they'll do for you.  I have a friend that got refunded down to $149 for a purchase she made less than 30 days ago.  Maybe they'll throw you a bone.

Mar 26 13 10:54 am Link

Photographer

R_Marquez

Posts: 4622

San Francisco, California, US

^^That^^

I don't know the requirements, but they mentioned giving people refunds for the software if you paid more for them already.

Mar 26 13 11:07 am Link

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Herman Surkis

Posts: 8857

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

WCR3 wrote:
onOne Software has a similar suite, and it looks like they're responding to the NIK pricing with a special promotion of their own.

http://www.ononesoftware.com/landing/20 … 00:00%20AM

Great, now I am confused.

This looks to be a temporary price war.

So which is better?

And which is truly better than what you can do in CS6 and LR4?

I will bet the price war will be over before you get a chance to truly test them out.
The onOne price break is good only till March 29.

Mar 26 13 12:03 pm Link

Photographer

MC Photo

Posts: 4144

New York, New York, US

Instinct Images wrote:
It will be interesting to see if Google is trying to simply get more customers or whether they just want to drive revenue and will stop spending money on development and support.

Google has done it before with other acquisitions.

I think this is it - trying to get people to sign up for whatever account the need to do the transaction.

Mar 26 13 12:26 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33543

Los Angeles, California, US

Well, I'm a Nik customer and I'm still waiting for an email.

I haven't found it in any spam folder, either.

Mar 26 13 12:42 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33543

Los Angeles, California, US

MC Photo wrote:
I think this is it - trying to get people to sign up for whatever account the need to do the transaction.

Is that what it is? Making people get Google+ accounts?

Mar 26 13 12:42 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Sanville Photo

Posts: 264

Louisville, Colorado, US

I got the email for the free upgrade and downloaded them yesterday. I hope that in 30 days they don't ask for money.

Mar 26 13 12:47 pm Link

Photographer

The Signature Image

Posts: 12055

Gorham, Maine, US

ontherocks wrote:
i got an email about it and thought it was a spam. interesting.

Got same email. Thought it was spam, too.

Mar 26 13 12:52 pm Link

Photographer

Frozen Moments Photo

Posts: 1312

Monroe, Michigan, US

R_Marquez wrote:
^^That^^

I don't know the requirements, but they mentioned giving people refunds for the software if you paid more for them already.

If I recall correctly, the cutoff date was Feb 22nd. Unfortunately, I bought Color efex in January so, no refund for me.

Mar 26 13 12:53 pm Link

Photographer

Herman Surkis

Posts: 8857

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Done.

Thanks for the heads up.

Spoke to some local photographers, and basically they really like it, mostly Silver. Yes you can do a BW conversion that is as good in PS, but much trickier and more time consuming.

Most of the rest of the collection is minimally used.

Same story with the onOne package.

So went with Nik.
Even if no longer supported, MS does that all the time when the buy out a company, the collection at this price seems to be a very good deal.

Mar 26 13 01:44 pm Link