Hello everyone! Today is a good day! And good day means free plugin (again)!
This time we bring you Nik collection!
Google Nik Collection is a set of seven premium photo-enhancing filters that can be used as Photoshop plugins, or as standalone programs. The suite was originally priced at US$500 (about £380, AU$650), but is now available to download and use free.
Google Nik Collection includes the following tools:
Analog Efex (retro filters and effects)
Color Efex (hue and tone)
Silver Efex (monochrome)
Dfine (noise removal)
Viveza (selective color editing)
Sharpener (image sharpening)
HDR Efex (high dynamic range
Provided you've used the default location during setup, you'll find them in C:\Program Files\Google\Nik Collection. It's also worth noting that some don't have an 'Open' button – you need to drag your photos onto the filter's icon in Explorer instead.
Each of the seven apps lets you edit photos individually or in batches, and includes a list of presets that can be adjusted manually to suit your tastes. You have an impressive degree of control, and if you're particularly happy with your bespoke settings you can use the 'Custom' button the left to save them as a new profile.
All the best,