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04-18-2022, 08:53 AM   #1
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NIK 3 vs NIK 4

I hope this has not been posted before I couldn't find it.

Can anyone explain the improvements I could expect from NIK 4 over NIK 3? In other words, what will my $79 buy me?

I am primarily interested in the noise and sharpening modules and Silver Efex. These are the modules I use most frequently in NIK 3.

I welcome your thoughts and comments.

04-18-2022, 11:40 AM   #2
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My recollection was improved stability and more magic presets. I'm sure there were other under the hood refinements as well aimed at making better use of newer HW & SW. You should be able to go to their release notes and get the info.
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I can't remember a big improvement big improvement ever...its been excellent from the beginning.

I use it with Photoshop, which keeps things simpler than using with package solutions or Lightroom.

YMMV... I think many of us enjoy the complexity, but I'm into inkjet printing...imo prints call for for visual subtleties (including printer adjustments) more than "magic" presets.
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They totally borked the last version -- it got worse, unusable in some ways. (Also misleading as they make it sound like a lot more changed than did. We're fairly angry about this "upgrade".) Stick with v3.

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QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
They totally borked the last version -- it got worse, unusable in some ways. (Also misleading as they make it sound like a lot more changed than did. We're fairly angry about this "upgrade".) Stick with v3.
Really!?! Who is WE?

I've had absolutely no problems with it...
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I'm still happily using Version 2, with Elements 13. Like Aggie Dad, I'm most interested in noise, sharpening, and Silver Efex. Does version 3 have any significant advantages (that would likely be incorporated into version 4)?
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Robin's launch review likely won't just answer your immediate questions but also a few more. Plus, it features useful timestamps that let you navigate to the sections that you're most interested in.

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Thanks for the comments and thoughts.

@Madaboutpix – Thanks for the video. I think it answered my question. To me he seemed to be trying to find things to talk about, making some small changes seem more significant than they are. I may be wrong, but...

Anyway, I think I have my answer and will keep my $79 in my pocket.
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