My blog post for today is in response to the emails and phone calls I received asking me if I felt the upgrade was totally worth it or not. For a few weeks now I have using the new NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 software for tone-mapping my high dynamic range images. I have been very pleased with the new upgrade. The new features as well as the increase in speed is fantastic. I made a blog post back in June which included Nik’s press release which details all the new features and improvements in the new upgrade. You can read about it here.
I wanted to share some of my HDR images that I have recently processed using the upgraded version. I achieved slightly different styles for each of the images in order to fully evaluate the new upgrade. For starters I was pretty impressed with the initial results that appeared on my screen after having HDR Efex Pro 2 create the HDR image.
The new interface is very intuitive and user fiendly. By making slight and quick adjustments to the sliders I was able to create the look and feel I had visualized for the particular image I was processing.
In particular I tried to tone-map images that I knew in the past would be challenging to one HDR software or the other and it worked like a charm.
If you are interested in trying out the software you can do so by downloading a fully functional demo for 15 days over at NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 website. If you decide to purchase it you can save 15% off a checkout by entering my discount code: SCANDELARIO