I’m delighted to announce that Google has just released Analog Efex Pro 2.0 for Mac & Windows, a big free update to the Nik Collection. I think you’re going to love the way you can sculpt blurs, make cool diptychs & triptychs, create really interesting double exposures, and more.
- New control points – Delivering one of the most requested features by our users, control points let you fine-tune the presence of Photo Plates, Light Leaks, the Dirt & Scratches filter, and Basic Adjustments using our U Point® Technology.
- New Cameras and Presets – Expanding on the Cameras from the previous version, you now have access to a larger assortment of new Cameras and presets that take advantage of the powerful filters of Analog Efex Pro 2, such as Black and White, Subtle Bokeh, and Simple Color.
- New creative ways to present your images – We’ve also built three new filters into the Camera Kit, that let you showcase your photos in truly creative ways with Motion Blur, Multilens, and Double Exposure.
You can download the update immediately via the Try Now button. (It’ll recognize your license if you’ve already bought the collection.)
Meanwhile, check out my colleague Brian Matiash putting AEP through its paces in this series:
Enjoy, and please let us know what you think!
One thought on “Introducing Analog Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection”
I’m glad to see Google hasn’t left this software to molder, but two thoughts come to mind having watched some of the videos. First, this software is much more fun to use if you have superb imagery to start with. Second, while I’m not opposed to photo styling, I find that there’s a big gap between “you can” and “you should.” In these videos, I thought the effects for multiple exposure, barrel distortion, and light leaks detract from the original images. Maybe if I had lots of great photos of Tokyo Tower I’d feel more restless and want to venture to styling extremes, but I sure loved the original! Caveat: Even at my own artsy-fartsiest, I tend more toward realism.
I do think the triptych and motion blur tools like look pretty good additions.