Subject: Re: NIK rises from the dead
On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:29:56 -0400, PeterN
>On 10/26/2017 3:34 AM, Savageduck wrote:
>> On Oct 25, 2017, Tony Cooper wrote
>> (in article<firstname.lastname@example.org>):
>>> DxO has purchased NIK and will continue development.
>> I believe that with this move, and what is happening with many of the various
>> plugin, and Adobe alternative developers, 2018 is going to be an interesting
>> year. 2018 is going to be the year of the race to provide the photography
>> world a standalone DAM replacement for LR6, and there are going to be so many
>> contendors it is going to look like a presidential primary.
>> As far as NIK truly rising from the dead as a set of image enhancement tools,
>> DxO will have to deliver a worthy update/upgrade to surpass what other
>> developers in the field have done since Google pulled the development plug.
>> In my case, various pieces of the NIK Collection are seldom used today.I will
>> watch to see what happens to NIK with a French accent, and I will test it,
>> but for the most part I have moved on.
>> ColorEfex has been surpassed by On1, Exposure X3, and Luminar.
>I have only used On1,
>> Viveza cannot match Luminar, or current editions of On1 Photo RAW.
>Again, I have only used On1, and Topaz. For a quick and dirty adjustment
>I prefer Viveza.
>> Silver Efex Pro has been out done by Exposure X3, Luminar, Tonality, and On1
>> (& I suspect the Topaz stuff).
>> HDR Efex Pro was once a benchmark, but no longer. Adobe does a better job
>> today with LR-C CC and ACR, but the current best HDR software is