Nik Software Viveza 2 - The most powerful tool to selectively control color and light in your photographs.
Creating great photography involves mastery of color and light. Powered by Nik Software’s patented U Point? technology, new Viveza 2 allows photographers of any skill level to quickly enhance their images using innovative tools designed for speed and efficiency.
From precise selective enhancements using U Point powered control points, to adjustments that enhance the entire image, Viveza 2 helps you spend more time shooting photographs and will forever change the way you edit photos.
U Point Technology, Amazingly Precise – The most unique and powerful image editing technology available today, U Point powered controls allow you to precisely control where enhancements are applied without the need for complicated selections or layer masks.
Control Points – Easily control color, light, and structure with U Point powered control points. Simple-to-use sliders let you quickly adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, shadows, red, green, blue, hue, and warmth, giving you ultimate control over your image. Now includes a new grouping feature for even more power.
NEW: Global Image Adjustments – With global adjustments in Photoshop or Lightroom before using Viveza for selective control? Now go straight to Viveza and apply any color, light or structure enhancement image-wide. Even adjust levels & curves.
NEW: Global Image Adjustments – Now go straight to Viveza and apply any color, light, or structure enhancement image-wide with the ability to refine any global adjustment selectively using control points. Also includes levels & curves for even more control over contrast and tonality.
NEW: Structure Adjustment – Enhance or reduce fine details in your images for the ultimate look.
NEW: Shadow Adjustments – Never lose shadow detail again. Easily recover details hidden in shadows selectively with a control point or apply image-wide.
Timesaving Interface, Optimized for Speed – U Point technology, coupled with an efficient interface and dozens of shortcuts for zooming, nudging and undoing, saves time in your workflow and quickly gets you back to shooting.
NEW: Interactive Help System – Informative, lesson-based Help system will get you up and running with Viveza 2 in no time.
Smart Filter Support – Viveza 2 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop's Smart Filter feature which permits you to fine-tune enhancements after they’ve been applied, without adding additional layers.
Selective Brush Tool – The Selective Brush Tool allows you to brush any light and color changes into your image using Photoshop’s brush tools. Layers and masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply any filter selectively.
Multi-Image Support – Photographers can maintain consistency and speed workflow when working with Viveza 2 in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture. When more than one image is opened, Viveza 2 will reveal “Previous” and “Next buttons for easy copy and paste between images.
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
AMD or Intel processor, 64-bit compatible
Adobe Photoshop 7 through CS4; Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 through 8.0; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom? 2.3 or later
********* How to use Photoshop plugins **********
A plug-in is a software module, which is used with some other applications to enhance the capabilities of that application. Adobe Photoshop
comes with pre-installed plug-ins. These plug-ins perform different type of effects on images.
To use plug-ins in Adobe Photoshop we need to install them in Adobe Photoshop's plug-in directory.When we install any plug-in it will ask you to give the path (some automatically finds Adobe Photoshop). Select the Adobe Photoshop's plug directory. When Adobe Photoshop will run it will automatically read these plug-ins. These plug-ins will be included in the Filter menu.
To use any plug-in, open the image on which we want to use effects. Then go to menu bar and select Filter and then in the end of this menu list select any of the installed plug-in. The plug-in window will open