Nik Filters Update question

Started Dec 2, 2012 | Questions thread
Babine
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Alex.
In reply to alexsid, Dec 3, 2012

alexsid wrote:

Babine wrote:

Paphios wrote:

I updated all the Nik programs. However, in Color Efex 4 the soft contrast slider in the contrast only filter is messed up (I prefer to have it work like it does in Silver Efex Pro) and I use that a lot so I simply re-installed the old version.

For whatever reason(s) and FWIW, all is working OK herein XP Pro.

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Are you sure? I have the same problem (Windows 7/64) and have even submitted a ticket to Nik support two months ago. In the old version of Color Efex Pro 4.002:

When you add a new 'Contrast Only' filter, the "Soft Contrast" slider is in the middle at 0. At this position it does not affect image at all. When you move it to the left, it works similar to classic contrast mask (the same as in Silver Efex)

In the new version, 4.005:

When you add this filter, the "Soft Contrast" slider is immediately at the left, -100. It does not affect the image in this position but as you cannot move it to the left, you cannot duplicate the old behaviour.

As I rely on this filter, I had to revert to 4.002.

Alex

You are right but honestly I never noticed that difference between the two versions, probably because I usually use other methods for contrast. Because of this thread, I have played with it more and now I will pay more attention to it's capabilities.

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