Nik Collection for Free

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

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It was then bought by Google, and now Google is making the plug-ins available as a free download…

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At the End of the Rainbow

Thunderstorms in Florida in the summer is a daily occurrence. Nothing unusual. This storm was a little bigger than usual as there were flood warnings throughout town. Just before sunset, however, it let up a little bit, enough for the sun to peak through before setting. And then this magic happened…

Rainbow after the storm

Rainbow after the storm. Nikon D600 with Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S lens @ 14mm focal length, 1/80 sec, f/4.0, iso 200.

Read on to see how I post-processed the raw image to get this final result…

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Adobe offers free Creative Suite 2 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

Adobe Creative Suite 2