From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: NIK rises from the dead
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From: Tony Cooper <tonycooper214@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: NIK rises from the dead
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:39:32 -0400
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On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:57:09 -0400, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:

>On 10/26/2017 11:26 AM, Tony Cooper wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017 10:29:56 -0400, PeterN
>> <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:
>> 
>>> On 10/26/2017 3:34 AM, Savageduck wrote:
>>>> On Oct 25, 2017, Tony Cooper wrote
>>>> (in article<2kn2vc5tpkdm0tus82ipm2r16ho4vman87@4ax.com>):
>>>>
>>>>> DxO has purchased NIK and will continue development.
>>>>>
>>>>> https://petapixel.com/2017/10/25/dxo-buys-nik-collection-google-will...
>>>>> 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