Art is always a contradiction. Many artists like complicated and colorful art pieces but many still prefer simple black and white. The black and white photography still remains the favorite and a touchstone of art for many photography enthusiasts, designers, artists, etc. That could be the reason why many imaging applications allow users to convert colorful images to simple black and white artwork. The simple black and white pieces could create amazing images to grab people’s attention especially the artistically sensitive group These images use the simple black and white combination to give you unlimited for imagination.

Many black and white photography art enthusiasts perhaps quite frequently use the color conversion feature or play around with the RGB layers and filters in their imaging applications to create the black and white effect. Sometimes the effect can be dynamic and amazing, at other times, not. If you work frequently on black and white photography art, perhaps you could consider for this little add-on, Silver Efex Pro, to be added to your imaging program. The features are powerful and the image quality is professional and excellent.

The Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software can be integrated seamlessly with most of the mainstream image editing software which support the Adobe plug-in architecture, e.g. Corel PaintShop Pro, Photoshop, Apple Aperture and Ulead PhotoImpact. This plug-in application applies Nik Software’s patented U Point technology to control the tonality and contrast of an image. Users can apply various color filters or toning techniques available and freely control the brightness, contrast as well as structure at the selected area on the image. Besides, Silver Efex Pro also includes advanced imaging algorithms to protect against unwanted artifacts, a comprehensive collection of 18 popular emulated black and white film types, over 20 one-click preset styles, and a state-of-the-art grain reproduction engine that helps produce the highest quality black and white images possible from your color images while providing more freedom to experiment.

Silver Efex Pro lets you have fun like you used to do in the old darkroom days. It produces quality, creative and dynamic black and white image art to feed your artistic needs. However, a great disadvantage of this Nik Software production is the substantially expensive price, $200.

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