Google Nik Collection is a grand suite of tools that will add a different touch to your photos by adding filters and bold effects that give your photos more character. Several different applications offer a wide variety of functions that when combined together, will make your images look professional.
This toolkit is integrated into a range of Adobe Photoshop plug-ins that you can use directly from your filter tab. Nik Collection provides tons of different options so you can add an almost infinite number of effects.
The first block, Analog Efex Pro, contains nine new filters that will make your photos look like they were taken from a classic analog camera. All you’ll need to do is select one of them and apply them to your image. You’ll also have the chance to add on more layers of ‘dirt and scratches’, vignettes, as well as film filters to make your pictures look more realistically antique.
Color Efex Pro is another secondary function in this pack that allows you to choose 55 different effects in which you’ll be able to establish control points in order to make different elements more visible. Take a look at Dfine, which allows you to adjust contrast and reduce visual noise from other colors separately, that way you can enhance your photos while preventing them from looking too grainy.
HDR Efex Pro allows you to create HDR photos by combining different characteristics of this effect along with modifying tonality, tone compression, and color. This option recovers lost enhancements, reduces shadowing, and adjusts photo tonality to achieve a natural looking, high photo quality for perfectly balanced shots. With Sharpener Pro, you’ll be able to make your photos look crisper and sharper by defining the control point for each file.
Another great feature in this filter toolbox is Silver Efex Pro, which is a section that contains 38 different black and white and sepia filters that will give your pictures a more modern or classic look depending on your needs. Finally, saving the best for last is Viveza, which is a function that offers different control marks like shine, contrast, saturation, shadowing, RGB range that all come together to enhance your photo quality to get an intense, richly colored image.