Does Nik Collection 6 give us any substantive changes in Silver Efex Pro? By that I mean the fundamentals, not just some new splashy interface.
I use PhotoLab6 for almost all of my post-processing, and the only Nik thing I really use is Silver Efex – which I use a LOT! I turn off PhotoLab’s sharpening and noise reduction and use Topaz for both, since they give me more overall control and I like the results more than those from PhotoLab or Nik. Since I’m more into reportage, I rarely spend time doing nuance-seeking in discrete areas of my photos.
I have the same question, which is not answered by the release notes, user manual or Nik Collection website. I also rely on Silver Efex Pro, and would like to know if there are any changes to that component in Nik Collection 6 (other than things like changes to Control Points, which affect all modules). In other words, if you are primarily interested in Silver Efex Pro, is the upgrade worth it?
In the case of the Nik Collection, new release questions are infrequently answered by DxO staff in this forum. Without an early access program (I’m not aware of one having been launched for Nik 6), we’re all equally unfamiliar with the product.
Since the last updates of Nik have been a disaster (more gnashing of teeth here, desperate attempts to reinstall older versions of Nik and retrieve lost custom presets, than joy from any updaters), I’m still on Nik 3. My rights to a reduced price upgrade have been removed. Way to go DxO to motivate Nik owners (and fans, for I am one) to upgrade! €149 is not going to happen.
lol. I haven’t turned off Update Notifications, but a quick check finds … an update ready to download that specifially mentions it is need for Nik 6 compatability. “#rse end up’ards” as we say round here.
Release the update BEFORE the app that needs it to run?
Now they all appear.
Just another day in the weird and wonderful life of a DxO user trying to fathom the logic of DxO decisions
When I flip through all the images I sent to SFX, the same preset is applied to all images.
Yes, I did that, but cannot save/export the new settings to the whole batch in one click. I’d have to save each image individually - I just don’t know how, because I’ve never tried it yet.
Maybe the Niks were never intended to batch process images (they were built as plugins after all) but the functionality existed in earlier versions. Current versions (with the new UI) have killed the “save to all” function as far as I can see from my tests.
I never tried batch processing with nik standalone, was the “save all” applying your setting to all images you were batch processing? maybe they change it to “save preset” so you can one by one apply that preset or change some minus setting and that’s why they went that road. that’s interesting though, hopefully a dxo person can answer that!