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Nik Software reduces Viveza 2 pricing and opens up Snapseed

By dpreview staff on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:00 GMT

Nik Software has released an updated version of its Snapseed image processing app and lowered the price of its Viveza color and light control software. Viveza 2, launched in 2009 will now be available for €99.95 (down from €199.95), with upgrades from Version 1 also halved to €49.95. Meanwhile, the company has also released a 'universal' version of its Snapseed image processing app, allowing it to run on the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the iPad.

Press Releases:

Snapseed Now Available as Universal App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Hamburg – August 2011 – Leading photography software developer Nik Software ( today released a universal version of Snapseed™, its acclaimed photo enhancement and sharing app for everyone. As a universal app, Snapseed now runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. Regardless of device, Snapseed offers a fast, enjoyable, and high quality photo experience for people on the go. The app enables a powerful photographic workflow that includes photo capture, stunning enhancements and effects, and a broad range of sharing options all using simple gesture controls.

Current users of Snapseed for iPad can install the iPhone version on their iPhone or iPod Touch for free by simply downloading it to their iTunes library and synchronizing their device.

Nik Software now offers Viveza 2 world-wide for € 99,95

As of August 1, 2011, Nik Software lowers the SRP for Viveza 2 worldwide to € 99,95 incl. VAT from formerly € 199,95.  For the upgrade, owners of Viveza 1 now pay € 49,95. As of August 1, 2011, the academic version also costs € 49,95.

Viveza 2 is the most precise tool available to selectively control color and light in digital images. U Point powered controls allow you to precisely control where enhancements are applied without the need for complicated selections or layer masks. Simple-to-use sliders let you quickly adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, shadows, group control points, and the intelligent controls allow professional editing and optimization. Viveza 2 can be installed as 32-bit- or 64-bit-plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS3 through CS5, Photoshop Elements 6 through 9, Lightroom 2.3 (or later) or Apple Aperture 2.1 (or later). The program is compatible for Windows as well as for Macintosh and available in German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Nik Software offers regularly free online-trainings for Viveza 2. Dates and additional info can be found here:


Total comments: 10
By Photogaz (Aug 9, 2011)

A good app, but there's so much you can do using presets now I'm starting to wonder if its worth it?

ronell jones
By ronell jones (Aug 5, 2011)

Best money I have spent so far on app, works awesome on IPAD and iPhone love it, I would have paid more, good job Nik

By Octane (Aug 3, 2011)

how much is Nik software paying to get featured here for every little update or other minor thing they do?

There are so many really good an interesting software packages related to photography that never even get mentioned here, but Nik software gets in the news her on a regular basis.

By nekrosoft13 (Aug 3, 2011)

good question, payed advertising.

By CloudyBay43 (Aug 3, 2011)

+1 ! This whole rat race is getting out of control .. All we need is LR4 and Aperture 4

Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (Aug 4, 2011)

Nik Software don't pay anything, all they do is send us press releases which we then publish. It's no more complicated than that.

By Najinsky (Aug 4, 2011)

I use Aperture 3 daily, and for the images I really care about I use Nik. It's far more advanced than either Aperture or LR in it's fine control over image rendering. But Viveza is only a starting point, it needs to be used in conjunction with Colour F/X or Silver F/X to really pull the hidden image from the capture. So this price drop is welcome, but the whole package is still expensive.

By digitaldog (Aug 3, 2011)

go to and pic up a discount code "hdrit" to use when ordering online on the Nik website and get a 15% discount. (it basically pays for shipping/handling).

Charles Pike
By Charles Pike (Aug 3, 2011)

I just bought a Nik bundle from B&H for around $250 that includes 4 of the Nik products. I was looking at the b&w program that was around $200 just last weekend, but B&H was closed at the time. Went back yesterday, and found that I could buy 4 programs for the $250 amount. These are not student copies, but full blown copies. I had used the Color Pro before when I shot Nikon, and loved it, but didn't have a copy that worked with LR3, so I am really looking forward to getting my new copy that comes tomorrow. Four programs, for the cost of one, with just a little extra.

Charles Pike
By Charles Pike (Aug 3, 2011)

update I was wrong about it being 4 different programs. B&H has the Nik Creative Efex Collection which includes HDR Efex pro, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Color Efex Pro 3 for $254. I already own the Viveza 2, and had counted that as well. sorry for the mistake. Still it is a good deal.

Total comments: 10