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Nik Software Announces Complete Collection

Five Great Plug-ins for Apple Aperture

New York, NY (Photo Plus Expo, Booth #1448) – October 23, 2008 – Nik Software today announced the availability of its new Complete Collection for Aperture, bringing all of the company’s award-winning digital imaging software products to Apple’s groundbreaking photo editing and management software. This Aperture specific bundle is available at a new low price of $299.95.

“The Complete Collection puts the most coveted digital photographic filters within reach of anyone who’s passionate about photography,” said Michael J. Slater president and CEO of Nik Software. “Without having to leave Aperture, photographers can access a complete set of photographic workflow tools for selective editing.”

All products now 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 for Aperture is available for electronic delivery directly from Nik Software ( and through specialty camera retailers in late November 2008. A complete list of resellers may be found at

The suggested retail price of the Complete Collection for Aperture is $299.95 (USD), which represents a savings of $750 (USD) over purchasing each product separately for Photoshop and Aperture. Each of the software products in the bundle installs as a plug-in filter for Apple Aperture 2.1. For more information about the software, including video tutorials highlighting the software running within Aperture and free 15-day fully functional trial versions, please visit or visit any Apple Retail store demonstration computer to try the software.

Product Descriptions

About Dfine 2.0

Dfine improves the quality of digital photos by easily eliminating Contrast and Color noise as well as “banding” while maintaining rich details. Automatic noise reduction streamlines workflow and U Point technology provides unprecedented selective control and power. For more product information including video lessons visit:

About Viveza

Viveza, powered by U Point® technology for direct on-image editing, is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images. For the first time, corrections and enhancements to brightness, contrast or color can easily be made in a fraction of the time needed by other tools without the need to create complicated selections or layer masks. For more product information including video lessons visit:

About Color Efex Pro 3.0

Color Efex Pro 3.0 filters are the leading photographic filters for digital photography. Widely used by many of today’s professional photographers, the award-winning Color Efex Pro includes U Point technology for superb selective control and offers 52 traditional and stylizing filters that let users quickly and easily perform high quality retouching, color correction and creative enhancements. For more product information including video lessons visit:

About Silver Efex Pro

Silver Efex Pro provides complete power and control to create professional quality black-and-white images from color digital photographs, and features award-winning U Point technology for precisely controlling detail and tonality. Advanced imaging algorithms protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive collection of emulated black-and-white film types, and a state-of-the-art grain reproduction engine help produce the highest quality black-and-white images possible while providing more freedom to experiment. For more product information including video lessons visit:

About Sharpener Pro 3.0

Sharpener Pro 3.0 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution for photographers, eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior printed results while providing the most control possible. New adaptive sharpening algorithms, award-winning U Point technology for selective sharpening, and sharpening soft proofing that allows inspection of results before printing all combine to ensure images have the desired sharpness of detail with repeatable, professional results. For more product information including video lessons visit:

About Nik Software

Nik Software, Inc. is a privately held company that develops software solutions for the growing digital imaging and photography markets. Established in 1995, Nik Software has become the recognized leader in digital photographic filter development and produces award-winning technology and software products for digital photography and imaging professionals including U Point® technology (, Dfine®, Viveza™, Color Efex Pro™, Silver Efex Pro™, and Sharpener Pro™ software.