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3.0 out of 5 stars
Good but Expensive, 29 Sep 2011
Nik HDR Efex Pro is certainly the best HDR program currently available but whether it is worth twice the price of its most popular competitor is debatable. This software gives a very extensive range of controls over the HDR image and the facility to use control points to vary the strength of effects on selected parts of the image is a valuable feature. Unless you want grotesque images (and some people do), then apply the effects subtly. I find that, for most scenes, taking 5 exposures 2 stops apart is sufficient and then combine them in HDR using one of Nik's more subtle pre-sets to provide a starting point for more detailed work.