Nik Does HDR

HDR plug-ins have become a popular genre. So popular, in fact, that Adobe Photoshop CS5 beefed up its own built-in tools for high dynamic range imaging. Well now Nik Software has tossed its hat into the ring with HDR Efex Pro. The new plug-in for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Aperture started shipping yesterday and I received my copy this morning.

Those familiar with Nik’s other imaging tools (their Color Efex Pro remains my all time favorite) will be eager to try HDR Efex Pro which adds their popular U Point tools to the mix. In addition, there’s a large selection of presets for single-click processing.

Below is a screen shot from my first foray into the software. (A full review will appear next month in Zoom Street.)

Check out the Nik website for more details here.