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JohnCox123

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Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:45:38 PM »

I haven't seen this asked anywhere. What are opinions on this plugin? Is it worth the $200? For screen or for Print?
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Re: Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 03:06:22 PM »

I haven't seen this asked anywhere. What are opinions on this plugin? Is it worth the $200? For screen or for Print?

Hi John,

Seems mighty expensive for what it does. I suggest having a look at TopazLabs Detail instead (don't let it's modest price fool you, it's really powerful).

Cheers,
Bart
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Re: Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 03:25:44 PM »

I have it but have not used it for 2 years.
Using Lightroom 4 it use has not necessary. YMMV
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Re: Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 10:10:28 AM »

I have used it extensively for two years.  I bought the Complete Collection so I didn't pay $200 just for that one plug-in.  I think it's great.  Makes sharpening for web or print ridiculously easy and it's quite powerful.

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Re: Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 10:45:59 AM »

I have used it since it frist came out on the market and still do today, primarily for its flexibility in creative sharpening when I work on an image in PS.  If I'm outputting the image directly from PS, I will use output sharpening but if the final image will be rendered from LR, then it will be LR output sharpening. I use it and other tools as needed and am not wed to any one tool all the time.  Good product.

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Re: Nik Sharpener Pro 3.0
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 05:59:36 PM »

I really like the Nik products that I have (Color Efex Pro 4, Silver Efex 2, HDR Efex 2 and Viveza 2) but never went with their sharpener for some reason. I too, ended up with Topaz (the newest version, 3.1, was just released), have found it to be a great tool and for the money, a great value.

I do capture and output sharpening in LR4, but with my work flow being what it is now, almost all creative sharpening goes through Topaz. It's certainly worth the demo.

Phil
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