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Prismatic Hawk
Posts: 21
Hayward, California, US


Do you like it?  Do you have any images that you edited with it for examples?  Thanks.
Nov 19 12 02:47 am  Link  Quote 
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MountAnnanImages
Posts: 45
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


I use it. Love it! The things you can do with it are phenomenal and has allowed me to create images I would not have dreamed of creating. The program is easy to use and certainly allows one to experiment with your images. My avatar image was run through it.

Frank
Nov 19 12 03:04 am  Link  Quote 
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TRENT FETFAN
Posts: 1,026
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US


I use it daily for different things but almost never for just doing black and white stuff:)

Here is an image I used it on that is color
18+ http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30434198
Nov 19 12 11:09 am  Link  Quote 
Digital Artist
Koray
Posts: 6,688
Ankara, Ankara, Turkey


Nik Color Efex's black and white conversion is as good as silver efex and you get many other good adjustments and can make way better images both color and bw.
Nov 19 12 11:49 am  Link  Quote 
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pellepiano
Posts: 2,279
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden


I use it a lot, but most of it can be done in Photoshop.But I like having all the controls nearby eachother. I use it to get more "character" or drama in portraits.
Heres an image, 1 of 120 portraits that I took of local people here where I live.

http://www.lutzimages.com/crimson_captain_800.jpg
Nov 19 12 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,116
Tampa, Florida, US


I have the Nik package that includes Silver Efex, Dfine, Sharpener Pro, Viveza and some other plug-ins and, though I love it and it's fun to play with, I rarely end up using any of them when all is said and done.
Nov 19 12 01:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,943
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


All the time...once you get proficient with it and start using the U point controls it becomes amazing...
Nov 19 12 01:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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Ken Sanville Photo
Posts: 261
Louisville, Colorado, US


Had it for a couple months, LOVE it!!
Nov 20 12 10:29 am  Link  Quote 
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DareImagesArt
Posts: 48
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Yep, great tool... The whole range is.. Made a difference to my post production. Most of my recent black and whites have been through it..
Nov 21 12 10:04 am  Link  Quote 
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nasicomy
Posts: 7
Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania


Illuminate wrote:
All the time...once you get proficient with it and start using the U point controls it becomes amazing...

I may sound stupid but what is U point controls? is it U shape in Curves?
thanks

Nov 22 12 12:55 am  Link  Quote 
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DougBPhoto
Posts: 38,397
Portland, Oregon, US


I have yet to try it...

I'm curious, how well does it work for batch processing a large volume of images, such as in Lightroom.

What I am considering is taking modern-day event images and trying to batch process to resemble a vintage BW film type and help the images look older.
Nov 23 12 10:19 am  Link  Quote 
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Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,943
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


nasicomy wrote:

I may sound stupid but what is U point controls? is it U shape in Curves?
thanks

It's the same principle as adjustment brushes in Lightroom. Using it allows you to selectively edit specific areas of the image. You attach a U-Point control to s spot on your image, then use the sliders to adjust the characteristics of that area.

Nov 23 12 10:30 am  Link  Quote 
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Honey Stinger
Posts: 6,355
Madison, Wisconsin, US


pellepiano wrote:
I use it a lot, but most of it can be done in Photoshop.But I like having all the controls nearby eachother. I use it to get more "character" or drama in portraits.
Heres an image, 1 of 120 portraits that I took of local people here where I live.

http://www.lutzimages.com/crimson_captain_800.jpg

Brilliant. Cheers!

Nov 24 12 08:42 am  Link  Quote 
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sublime LightWorks
Posts: 6,061
Atlanta, Georgia, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110811/07/4e43e1759bf31_m.jpg

Like this?  Click the image to see the full one in my port.
Nov 25 12 05:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MacLeod Designs
Posts: 3,309
Mooresville, North Carolina, US


yes i do and i love it

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121118/12/50a9486a9ce70.jpg
Nov 26 12 08:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ezhini
Posts: 1,601
Wichita, Kansas, US


nasicomy wrote:

I may sound stupid but what is U point controls? is it U shape in Curves?
thanks

Google is your friend:   http://www.upoint.com/

Nov 26 12 08:11 am  Link  Quote 
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Rich Arnold Photography
Posts: 940
Los Angeles, California, US


All my B/W's here are done in Silver Efex. Don't leave home without it.
Nov 27 12 08:52 am  Link  Quote 
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