I shot this image of Mount Rushmore in 2005 while on the Nikonians Annual Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT). I converted this image to black and white two different ways: first, in Nikon’s Capture NX 2 with my Black and White Action Pack and Color Efex Pro 3.0. The second conversion was with a beta version of the just announced Silver Efex Pro 2.0 from Nik Software.
If you use Lightroom, Aperture, or Photoshop, I highly recommend using Silver Efex Pro for black and white. It’s just that powerful. But as you can see, Capture NX 2 users need not fret about the fact that SEP isn’t available for them as a native plug-in. You can do very well with Capture NX 2; even better if you have Color Efex Pro 3.0 installed.
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what can Silver EFX Pro 2.0 do that
Capture Nx and Color EFX 3.0 and your Action Pack not Do?
See my blog post. 🙂
I just received word from NIK that version 2 SEP will be out soon. I’m anxious to know if you will be following up with your version 2 “The Photographer’s Guide to Silver Effects Pro”?