Nik Software Updates Complete Collection
Adds Adobe Photoshop Lightroom support
San Diego, CA (June 17, 2009) — Nik Software today announced that its popular Complete Collection, which bundles all of the company’s award-winning digital imaging software tools at an affordable price, has been updated to include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 support. The “Complete Collection Ultimate Edition” also includes installers for Adobe Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Current registered owners of the Photoshop versions of Nik Software products can download and install the Lightroom compatible versions free of charge at www.niksoftware.com/lightroom.
“The availability of the Lightroom versions of our entire product line completes a journey that we began approximately 3 months ago to rapidly update all of our software products for Lightroom compatibility,” said Michael J. Slater president and CEO of Nik Software. “Our goal at Nik Software is to deliver the tools that photographers need on the platforms they prefer in their everyday workflow.”
With the Complete Collection, each individual software product is installed as a plug-in for Lightroom 2. Once installed in Lightroom, Dfine 2.0, Viveza, Color Efex Pro 3.0, Silver Efex Pro and Sharpener Pro 3.0 are accessible via the Photo>Edit In… menu. Edits made using the plug-ins within Lightroom are non-destructive in nature, with edits applied automatically to a newly generated TIFF file and not the original. Each product also takes advantage of Lightroom and its efficiencies for every day tasks, like the ability to edit multiple images in one session, saving time for photographers.
All Nik Software products included in the Complete Collection feature Nik’s patented U Point® technology which revolutionizes the way photographers edit. U Point powered Control Points give photographers precise selective editing functions without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks. This innovative technology is easy to use and works directly on the image, empowering photographers to make selective enhancements in a fraction of the time needed by using other methods.
Pricing and Availability
Nik Software’s Complete Collection Ultimate Edition (MSRP: $599.95 USD) and the Complete Collection for Lightroom and Aperture (MSRP: $299.95 USD) are available in electronic form directly from Nik Software (www.niksoftware.com) or in boxed versions from Nik Software and through specialty camera retailers. A complete list of resellers may be found at www.niksoftware.com/resellers.
Customers who currently own Photoshop versions of Nik Software products may use their product keys to install the Lightroom versions. Customers who currently own Aperture versions of Nik Software products may call Nik Software customer service at 888-824-4085 between 8:30am-5pm PST Monday – Friday to obtain new Lightroom keys free of charge.