Nik Collection photo processing software now free

nik collection

Another nice surprise for Easter, after Perfect Exposure went free. Google made the powerful Nik Collection available for free. Just download it (Mac and Win). The software suite contains the packages Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. These can be used as standalone apps, or from Lightroom or Photoshop.

Google press release:

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now.

Last Days to save big on our software specials (Denoise Projects and Black & White Projects 4, both $35)

Last Days To Save Big On Our Software Specials (Denoise Projects And Black & White Projects 4, Both $35)

I have two exclusive deals for Canon Watch readers, and both expire on March 31.

We are offering the BLACK & WHITE projects 4 software at just $35 instead of $99 (learn more about the software here)

The other promotion is for DENOISE projects professional software, on sale at $35 instead of $129 (learn more about the software here).

An overview about both software products after the break.

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Perfect Exposure for Photoshop and Lightroom is free to download

Perfect Exposure For Photoshop And Lightroom Is Free To Download

I do not know if it is for limited time or if they made it free for ever. Perfectly Clear is offering their Perfect Exposure software for free. Download it here. This is a powerful plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom 6.

Perfect Exposure for Photoshop and Lightroom is the perfect tool for any photographer or designer. With eight great presets to solve the most common exposure problems, this fast, easy-to-use plug-in can bring out the details in any image, even dark photos.  Spend less time editing and have more time behind your camera.

Canon EOS 80D now shipping in the US, starts shipping in EU next week

Canon EOS 80D Now Shipping In The US, Starts Shipping In EU Next Week

Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor

From readers in the US I got word that their Canon EOS 80D shipped. According to my information, the EOS 80D will start ship in Europe by next week. Just a few days ago DPReview posted their lab tests about the EOS 80D’s dynamic range, and the results are spectacular.

Enjoy your new camera, or go for a great deal on the EOS 70D!

Want the EOS 80D user manual? See here how to download it.


Canon EOS 80D: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA


World-wide Canon EOS 80D pre-order links after the break.

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Canon EOS 70D bundle deal, PIXMA Pro-100, 16GB card, and more stuff – $879 (after $850 rebates, Adorama)

EOS 70d

Authorised Canon retailer Adorama has a great Canon EOS 70D bundle deal:

  • Canon EOS 70D body
  • PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer
  • 50 sheets Canon photo paper (luster)
  • Sandisk 16GB memory card
  • spare battery (Watson)
  • camera bag

The bundle is on sale at $879 after $500 instant discount and $350 mail-in rebate. Free expedited shipping and no taxes. Offer expires April 2.

Canon EOS 70D at a glance:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video with Movie Servo AF
  • Built-In Wireless Connectivity
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • Continuous Shooting Rate Up to 7 fps
  • ISO 100-12800 (Expandable to ISO 25600)

Short EOS 70D and PIXMA Pro-100 overview after the break.

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Still live: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS deal – $1,699 (reg. $1,949)

Still Live: Canon EF 70-200mm F/2.8L II IS Deal – $1,699 (reg. $1,949)

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS at a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • Fluorite & Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Two Mode Optical Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Focus Motor
  • Super Spectra Multi Coating
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 3.9′
  • Eight Blade Circular Aperture
  • Dust & Moisture Resistant Sealing

Another great deal for a great lens! Seller AllNewShop on eBay (99.4% positive ratings has the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS on sale at $1,699. Compare at $1,949. Free shipping. Please note: this is likely a grey import item.

More Canon deals on eBay.