NIK HDR Efex Pro 2: Weekend Only Deal!

Hey everyone, RC here with pretty cool news! Nik Software has just released a new version of their killer HDR software – HDR Efex Pro 2. They’ve got a new tonemapping algorithm, some sweet speed increases, and a new interface. Rather than me sit here and just go on and on about it, I figured it be a neat idea to just walk you through the process with one of my files. I’m even including the file for you guys to play with at the bottom of this post!

Scott Kelby Fans Get a Jump Start and a Great Discount!
So, here’s the deal. We are all getting advanced access to Nik HDR Efex Pro at a very reduced rate. How reduced? Its like 40 dollars off… In order to check it out, go to this link:

Some Samples of Images Tonemapped with HDR Efex Pro 2

I know that just showing a quick video of a tonemapping process wouldn’t be enough to convince you that this is something that you should really look at. That’s why I went ahead processed all of the images below with HDR Efex Pro 2. This thing is the real deal.

Download the RAW Files Used in the Video
I didnt want to just show what I can do here with the program – I also wanted to see what you guys come up with!! To that, I figured it be cool to get you a link with the RAW Files (its about 108MB in size.. 8 RAW Files). This way, you can play with them and share with me what you come up with. Download the program, take these files for a spin and share with me what you come up with!! Download the file here:

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  1. John Richardson (Reply) on Friday July 6, 2012

    Well this was a pleasant surprise! Thanks for telling us and thanks to Nik for the discount. I Love HDR Efx Pro and am looking forward to my download of Pro2!

  2. Robert Rivera (Reply) on Friday July 6, 2012

    long time follower of your podcasts and writing. Thanks a bunch for the article. That is the best deal I have seen for a long time. Nik didn’t promote this. Great incentive for the Kelby Media crowd. I took a stab at it with the Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 and here is what I came up with:

    You can download the full res here:

    Thanks again,
    Puerto Rico via Fort Lauderdale

  3. Richard Taylor (Reply) on Friday July 6, 2012

    Much appreciate posting this and the roof files.
    Just goes to show a HDR newbie what can be done with good source files (I do own Nik HDR Efex Pro 2). Even with a standard preset it still looked good and only need minimal PPing (Spot removal, NR and sharpening) afterwards.
    Richard Taylor
    (Sydney, Australia)

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