I have worked with Nik Software products for a number of years. In the past few years I have worked for Nik and developed their educational programs and been chiefly responsible for all of the lessons and educational content on the web site (www.niksoftware.com). There is not a finer set of products or a finer company in the industry. Their focus is to help make photographers' work better and they do it very well...
I am especially in awe of the patented U Point technology which has been designed to allow photographers the ability to selectively edit light and color without complicated selections, masks, lasso tools or magic wands. In essence, giving photographers many hours a week for photography not image editing. This technology can be seen in all of the Nik Software products and the exciting Capture NX 2 from Nikon Corporation.
If you don't know about Nik Software products, you might be losing valuable time editing that might be used on your photography.
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Let's hope it gets good ones soon!