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Subject: Re: NIK rises from the dead
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Subject: Re: NIK rises from the dead
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On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:57:09 -0400, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"> wrote:

>On 10/26/2017 11:26 AM, Tony Cooper wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:29:56 -0400, PeterN
>> <"peter,newdelete"> wrote:
>>> On 10/26/2017 3:34 AM, Savageduck wrote:
>>>> On Oct 25, 2017, Tony Cooper wrote
>>>> (in article<>):
>>>>> DxO has purchased NIK and will continue development.
>>>>> velopment/?mc_cid=54bcc5e002&mc_eid=b307a66a15
>>>> 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
>>>> MacPhun