What a great Easter Egg: the Nik Collection is now a free download! Nik is a maker of post production plug-ins for tools such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Analog Efex Pro – explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses
- Silver Efex Pro – master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls
- HDR Efex Pro – from natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR [high dynamic range] photography
- Dfine – improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera
- Color Efex Pro – a comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects
- Viveza – selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections
- Sharpener Pro – bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening
It was then bought by Google, and now Google is making the plug-ins available as a free download…
Adobe is offering the complete Adobe Creative Suite 2 as a free download, probably to encourage photographers and graphics artists to try the Adobe CS2 application suite which includes a Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. While CS2 is considered archiac as it was originally released in 2005 for Windows 2000 and XP operating systems, it may still be worth a try for the those uninitiated with Adobe Photoshop. Download your free copy here for both PC and Mac computers.
Adobe Creative Suite 2