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I do not think for one second that the New DxO Nik suite will be free but I am optimistic it will be reasonably priced and possibly discounted for existing DxO PhotoLab owners. I don't expect any credit because I paid $150 for Nik some years ago when it was owned by a different company. That would be asking too much.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 17:46 UTC as 16th comment

I have been a user of DxO Optics Pro since version 3.0 before Lightroom was a twinkle in Adobe's eye but since version 7 I have struggled with its slowness and the change in the lighting controls which all too easily produce images with a look like a bad HDR. At the same time Lightroom after version 4 has continued to improve and now includes many of the features that originally gave DxO the edge. I paid for Nik before Google gave it away for free. My workflow for 99% of my processing soon became LR and Nik. On One just doesn't compete and don't start me on the debacle that is Luminar 2018 for Windows. Having just invested in Capture One Pro 10 for Sony I had decided to part ways with DxO...but then they go and buy Nik from Google add Upoint features.
I suspect they will release the Nik suite in the same way as they have Viewpoint and Film pack so it can be used stand-alone or integrated into PhotoLab. DxO PhotoLab with integrated Nik suite will be a very powerful photo editing tool.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 17:45 UTC as 17th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

I use it for practically every shot. Lightroom for initial raw processing, then to Nik Silver or Colour and then back to LR for cropping, sharpening, NR and printing. It should remain usable as long as new versions of operating systems will run it. Even if it stops operating as a plug-in for PS or LR you can create a tiff file from your raw processing software of choice,then the individual programs in the suite can be opened from explorer in Windows and the tiff opened by whichever component you want to use.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 17:47 UTC as 170th comment
On article Canon videos showcase 70D's innovative AF system (145 comments in total)

But what if you don't want to be David Lean but just want to be David Bailey?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies

No Android app...typical!

Link | Posted on May 26, 2012 at 08:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On photo Iron Eagle in the The Wide Angle Lens challenge (1 comment in total)

I cannot believe this shot was not in the top 3.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 16:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo New Shoes and a Shiny Floor in the Shoes challenge (1 comment in total)

Told you it was a great shot. Well done.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Into the storm in the Rust... challenge (5 comments in total)

Thanks. I am very pleased and also surprised considering the standard of some of the competition. It has been a good day all round as I have just heard that I have had a photo published in a magazine, my first ever.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2009 at 20:59 UTC as 4th comment
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