For club members who use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Elements or Apple Aperture
You may be interested to know that the Nik Collection (of effects plugins) is now available for free (thanks for spotting this Sharon)
You can find a link to the website and download at https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
The Nik Collection is a set of image enhancement tools and photographic filter plug-ins.
A brief overview (from the website link above)
- Analog Efex Pro – Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films and lenses
- Color Efex Pro – A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects
- Dfine – Improve your images with noise reduction tailored to your camera
- HDR Efex Pro – From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography
- Sharpener Pro – Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional’s choice for image sharpening.
- Silver Efex Pro – Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom-inspired controls.
- Viveza – Selectively adjust the color and tonality of your images without complicated masks or selections.
These are a well respected set of tools used by many photographers to enhance and develop images.
It is worth bearing in mind that maintenance on this software suite may well now become limited, but this is a great set of tools to try out now.