Last month I attended a convention in Reno where Nik software was being displayed and demonstrated. After attending the session, I purchased Viveza 2 which is designed for precise selective photo editing.
The software uses control points that select based on color, tonality, and texture of the object they are placed upon. Several control points can be used and they communicate with each other so a precise and natural selection is obtained.
The selective process is simple, fast and accurate. It makes it unnecessary to create complicated masks and selections. Some of the new features in this version include shadow adjustment, structure and levels and curves.
The images below show a before and after example based on using the program.
I highly recommend this product and it can be used with Photoshop, Aperture and Lightroom.
these are great shots
Nice pics and use of Viveza 2, Gary. Sounds like you were at the NANPA show.
Thanks for sharing this!
Thanks for the comments. I was at the NANPA show. Great demonstration. The whole suite is great. Now I am just waiting for the upgrade that can be used with Aperture 3.
Hadn’t been to your blog in a while. Good posts with useful information and some food for thought about my photography. Also some nice shots of the always Great Palouse.
Envious of your time available to devote to photography but realize that you have put in many years in your previous career.