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Photographer
-Ira
Posts: 2,178
New York, New York, US


All plugins by Nik are being offered by Google for $149.  These are my favorite plugins and use frequently:

Sharpener
Silver eFex
Dfine

Really good deal considering this bundle would have cost $500 before.

http://www.niksoftware.com/nikcollection/usa/index.php

FYI - I don't represent Nik or Google and am not making any commission promoting this.  Just figured I'd point it out.
Mar 25 13 09:29 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,019
Los Angeles, California, US


Wow. That's pretty damn good.
Mar 25 13 09:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


i got an email about it and thought it was a spam. interesting.
Mar 25 13 09:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,019
Los Angeles, California, US


Topaz must be thrilled.
Mar 25 13 09:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ELiffmann
Posts: 1,394
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US


Well shit.  Does anybody use any of the other stuff aside from Silver Efex?  Note: I'm using Lr and have been avoiding/putting-off Photoshop.
Mar 25 13 09:58 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Frozen Moments Photo
Posts: 1,297
Monroe, Michigan, US


I too, got an email about this. I also thought it was spam. After researching this , they are stating that if you have purchased any of their plugins within the past 5 yrs you are qualified to get all six plugins free.
Mar 25 13 10:05 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


the web site has totally changed. are they just dumping this stuff? what does that mean for future development work on the products?

Frozen Moments Photo wrote:
I too, got an email about this. I also thought it was spam. After researching this , they are stating that if you have purchased any of their plugins within the past 5 yrs you are qualified to get all six plugins free.

Mar 25 13 10:13 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


aside from silver efex, i use color efex some of the time and the hdr thing a bit as well (although it really doesn't do that much for a single image). i use alienskin more. and photoshop has a built-in b&w that is pretty good (likewise lightroom).

ELiffmann wrote:
Well shit.  Does anybody use any of the other stuff aside from Silver Efex?  Note: I'm using Lr and have been avoiding/putting-off Photoshop.

Mar 25 13 10:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Instinct Images
Posts: 22,465
San Diego, California, US


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.
Mar 25 13 10:15 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


seems like with acquisitions sometimes they just want the people, not the products.

Instinct Images wrote:
Google has done it before with other acquisitions.

Mar 25 13 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ME_
Posts: 3,131
Atlanta, Georgia, US


If you use coupon code HOPPER or DZISER, you get another 15% off the sale price.
Mar 25 13 10:24 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


according to the email i thought was spam i get it all for free. which for me basically means an upgrade on silverefex and colorefex.

ME_ wrote:
If you use coupon code HOPPER or DZISER, you get another 15% off the sale price.

Mar 25 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,551
Portland, Oregon, US


ontherocks wrote:
seems like with acquisitions sometimes they just want the people, not the products.


Yes, or the technology and they want to kill it or kill the product line and roll it into their own.

Basically, killing off the competition.

Now, if they could just buy Alienskin and discount those prices!!

Mar 25 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Robert Jewett
Posts: 2,428
al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia


I have bought their product (Silver Effects) a couple years ago.  How do I get these for free?  I think I got an e-mail, but I thought it was spam also. smile

{edit} got it.
Mar 25 13 10:36 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


there's a download link in the email.

Robert Jewett wrote:
I have bought their product (Silver Effects) a couple years ago.  How do I get these for free?  I think I got an e-mail, but I thought it was spam also. smile

Mar 25 13 10:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Jewett
Posts: 2,428
al-Marsā, Tunis, Tunisia


Found it, thanks.
Mar 25 13 10:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Creative Concept Studio
Posts: 2,532
Fort Worth, Texas, US


ME_ wrote:
If you use coupon code HOPPER or DZISER, you get another 15% off the sale price.

HOPPER worked - all 6 products $126.65 - $137.11 w/tax

Thanks

Mar 25 13 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Maxximages
Posts: 1,976
Los Angeles, California, US


Thanks, hopper worked and no prior purchase history with Nik needed.
Mar 25 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ME_
Posts: 3,131
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Try the Sharpener and Dfine, if you haven't.

The sharpener is probably the best one on the market and worth the money by itself.
Mar 25 13 11:48 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
SPV Photo
Posts: 763
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Mine ended up in my Gmail spam folder. Good job, Google!
Mar 25 13 11:57 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


lol

SPV Photo wrote:
Mine ended up in my Gmail spam folder. Good job, Google!

Mar 25 13 12:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
-The Dave-
Posts: 8,586
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


They say mine is free?
Dear Dave,

Thanks for being a long-time Nik customer. As a registered owner of one or more of our software products, we are pleased to announce that you are now eligible for a free copy of the new Nik Collection by Google, which includes all six of our award-winning plug-ins for Photoshop, Lightroom, or Aperture.

Has anyone downloaded and installed it yet?

Mar 25 13 12:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Vector One Photography
Posts: 2,601
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US


Frozen Moments Photo wrote:
I too, got an email about this. I also thought it was spam. After researching this , they are stating that if you have purchased any of their plugins within the past 5 yrs you are qualified to get all six plugins free.

I followed the link and couldn't find this part of the offer. Can you point me to it ?

Mar 25 13 12:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
-Ira
Posts: 2,178
New York, New York, US


ME_ wrote:
Try the Sharpener and Dfine, if you haven't.

The sharpener is probably the best one on the market and worth the money by itself.

Agreed.  However I never apply either globally.  Mask in selectively.

Mar 25 13 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
ontherocks
Posts: 22,201
Salem, Oregon, US


the email i got had two buttons. one for mac. one for windows. push the button and it triggers a download.

Vector One Photography wrote:
I followed the link and couldn't find this part of the offer. Can you point me to it ?

Mar 25 13 12:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jean Renard Photography
Posts: 2,018
Los Angeles, California, US


Some of the best stuff out there, worth every penny.
Mar 25 13 12:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Phat40 Studio
Posts: 385
Hewlett, New York, US


-The Dave- wrote:
They say mine is free?

Has anyone downloaded and installed it yet?

I did the upgrade it works well... Nice touch to get the extras for free.

Mar 25 13 12:42 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MMDesign
Posts: 18,647
Louisville, Kentucky, US


-The Dave- wrote:
They say mine is free?

Has anyone downloaded and installed it yet?

Yes. Don't know that I'll use any other than what I already had, Color & Silver Efex, though.

Mar 25 13 01:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
MMDesign
Posts: 18,647
Louisville, Kentucky, US


ME_ wrote:
Try the Sharpener and Dfine, if you haven't.

The sharpener is probably the best one on the market and worth the money by itself.

I haven't tried it yet (though I will), but I'm pretty partial to this one:

http://www.pixelgenius.com/sharpener2/index.html

I've been using Photokit for quite a few years and really like their products.

Mar 25 13 01:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jason Haven
Posts: 38,283
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Very tempting... I've been a fan of Silver Efex for a while, but didn't upgrade to the latest version yet.
Mar 25 13 02:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photographer
Robb Mann
Posts: 10,006
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Ive been saving pennies for just silver... Guess im jumping in to the suite now!
Mar 25 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photographer
Robb Mann
Posts: 10,006
Baltimore, Maryland, US


Im nominating this thread as 'Most Helpful' thread of the month. Ive wanted to buy Nik SilverFX for 3 months now, and collectively this thread just saved me $70, plus i got a bunch of other software.
Mar 25 13 04:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sean Baker Photo
Posts: 8,036
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Robb Mann wrote:
Im nominating this thread as 'Most Helpful' thread of the month. Ive wanted to buy Nik SilverFX for 3 months now, and collectively this thread just saved me $70, plus i got a bunch of other software.

Seconded.

Mar 25 13 04:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
-The Dave-
Posts: 8,586
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Installed it, works awesome, I like it way better than 3.0 and getting dfine too was a nice touch.

It also left my 3.0 installed so both are working.
Mar 25 13 06:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brooks Avenue Studio
Posts: 582
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


This is a good way to start the week out! Thanks for sharing.
Mar 25 13 09:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gulag
Posts: 1,221
Duluth, Georgia, US


I don't use those plugins but have read somewhere you can get additional 15% discount using code DZISER. Hopefully it still works.
Mar 25 13 09:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Pictures of Life
Posts: 123
Rathdrum, Idaho, US


WOW   Easy and awesome in a few minutes.  Thanks.
Mar 25 13 10:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Jean-Claude Photo
Posts: 630
Los Angeles, California, US


Thanks for posting this, and thanks to the coupon poster as well!
Mar 26 13 09:32 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Imageography
Posts: 6,768
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Sadly I bought the full meal deal before Christmas
Mar 26 13 09:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
WCR3
Posts: 969
Houston, Texas, US


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
Mar 26 13 10:49 am  Link  Quote 
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